ALT.N8: Embrace Individuality

As someone whose style motto is ‘comfort above all else,’ the athleisure trend is like a gift from the fashion gods. Working at a startup also means that I have zero inhibitions rocking up to the office in a moisture-wicking tee on days I don’t have meetings. 


There’s no question as to the hordes of other people who also view athleisure items as staples in their wardrobe, but it’s difficult to know where to start when it comes to finding styles that are unique and presentable in the sea of emerging brands. 


ALT.N8 Founder Calvin Chan’s solution to this problem was to provide an ‘alternate’ to what’s currently on the market: athleisure that’s stylish, affordable, and high-quality. Coming from a sporting background, Chan positioned the brand to cater to those who are as picky about fit and performance as himself. 


I appreciate the brand’s minimalist aesthetic and tasteful details–ideal for people who are turned off by brands that emblazon massive logos on every item. The current collection consists of tees, hoodies, shorts, and track pants, all of which follow a neutral color palette that would get a thumbs-up from the king of athleisure, Mr. West. 


We tested the Essential SS V-Neck Tee and the brand’s signature Re:define pants. As promised, the fabric is light and breathable for both; I especially love the pants’ hidden pocket, and comfortable and trendy fit. Prices range from HK$229 to $499. Shipping is available worldwide and new customers can enjoy 10% off their first purchase by subscribing to the ALT.N8 newsletter. –MC 

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