Nonetheless Garments is a new Chicago clothing brand dedicated to creating stylish menswear that can also withstand the fluctuating weather conditions of commuting. The magic all starts with using advanced materials like Polartec NeoShell, which has twice the airflow of comparable waterproof materials, without looking like it was shorn from a Paratrooper. Like any good clothier, though, Nonetheless also understands the critical importance of fit, particularly when it applies to consumers who aren’t just idling behind a desk.
Standouts like their Neoshell Weatherproof Pant ($260) or Dispatch Rider Pant ($195) are indicative of this focus. They’re both cut slim, yet provide extra room in the thigh area for comfort on the move. The Weatherproof variety features 5 deeper bag pockets that provide plenty of safe on leg storage, so cyclers can put those worries of super manning their iPhone to rest. The Dispatch takes things a step further with hidden zip ventilation storage pockets on both sides of the outer thigh that feature Polartec Power Dry fabric pocket bags for increase breathability and wicking. An exclusive “Gull Wing Gusseted” crotch allows for greater freedom of movement and a Purpose Aggressive Gripper waistband eliminates slippage without emitting the casual impressions of drawstrings or elastic.
While we’ve spotlighted the pants, this kind of prepare-for-the-trenches attitude pervades all of Nonetheless’s offerings, which includes shirts, bags, jackets, and cold weather accessories. Even more importantly though is how dedicated the company is to sustainability and supporting fair labor. All of their garments are made in Chicago, and all items are designed with minimizing the brand’s ecological footprint in mind. Yes, they’re clothes are more expensive than their off the rack counterparts, but in Nonetheless’s case as with similar brands like Aether and Outlier, there’s no question that buyers get what they pay for.
Buy Now: $120+