Releasing new products is always very exciting to me, as sometimes these products have been ready very far in advance, and to release it for public consumption is something I enjoy most about my job. I like to design products for life that can be used. And yes, I do design products that I like, but I also want the user to enjoy and love them just as much as I do. It’s like making a movie and just keeping it for yourself to watch. Clothes are made to be worn, and I want my products to make you look good and feel good and solve a solution in your wardrobe that perhaps you can’t get elsewhere.
When designing the Icon Run Pant I wanted an extension and expansion of the Icon Run Short, which is one of my go-to everyday items that I personally wear. These pants were actually born from a football (soccer) pant, so in essence they are part run pant and part football pant. I almost even called them football pants but felt the run pant was more in alignment with the run shorts, and it just felt right. Like always, I obsessed over the fit and cut different iterations of it. First one was too skinny so I added some width, then it was too wide and didn’t sit right so it was back to the drawing board and shaved off a few millimeters. Designing is truly a game of millimeters, and one millimeter can make a huge difference. I always am keeping my eyes open to improve these 1 percenters, as I call them, even after release, but I try not to overdo on adjustments as well. But each new item or re-stock is an opportunity for improvement. So I hope you enjoy these pants just as much as I enjoyed designing them, and may they bring you success in your endeavors. At the end of the day it is just a pair of pants, but to me it’s more than that. I want them to make you feel good, look good and do good!
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