When Levi Strauss introduced the first pair of jeans to California gold miners back in the 1800s, the German-American businessman opted for the toughest and most durable fabric around: denim. One-hundred-and-sixty years later, denim is still the choice of fabric for jeans across the globe. Wouldn’t one think that there could be a more comfortable, lightweight option for jeans in 2013; one that retains the ruggedness and durability of woven cotton twill? Enter Outlier. No stranger to technical and contemporary takes on menswear staples, the brand presents its brand new Slim Dungarees. Billed as a “21st century jean” and eschewing denim in favor of its 10 oz Workcloth Doubleweave Canvas – offering Cordura-grade nylon canvas weave on the exterior while a soft nylon-poly weave lines the inside – Outlier’s Slim Dungarees feature a slight two-way stretch while boasting “self-cleaning” NanoSphere treatment for water- and wind-resistant properties. Constructed in New York with Swiss fabric, the Bluesign-certified trousers offer an improved fit over typical jeans that sees the employment of a reversed yolk, gusseted crotch, and a slightly tapered leg. Available in black and indigo blue, the Outlier Slim Dungarees are now available online for $198 USD.