With my hectic schedule, I have a running, never-ending list of brands that I hear in passing or read up on quickly while cruising my go-to blogs and sites that I mean to go back to. Sometimes I get a chance to check them out the day off, sometimes not for months. Unfortunately, Outlier was one of the latter. Thanks to Sean Hotchkiss’ informative write-up on the GQEye yesterday I was reminded about the Brooklyn-based brand I had originally heard about through Brad Bennett’s site Well Spent in September. Outlier’s philosophy of tailored performance clothing is right up my alley. Entirely made in the USA of the highest quality performance fabrics, they concentrate on making clothing for individuals who need their clothing to keep up with them. Outlier’s first piece was the OG pant, made of high tech material meant to take you from your bike commute (in rain, sun, or snow), through the workday, and onto your play time in the evening. Since then they have expanded to down vests, jackets, parkas and more all featuring the same high performance, tailored form, and comfort. Personally I have my heart set on the women’s Daily Riding Pants. I’ve been on the hunt for functional pants that manage to not look like activewear for years. Featuring a sleek cut, 4Season fabric, doubleweave twill, and four-way stretch, these are the holy grail for New England women who want to be comfortable and stylish throughout their active lifestyles.