I did a hands-on review of the 2014 Slim Dungarees in another post which can be found here. Today be doing just a brief comparison of Outlier’s Slim Dungarees 2015 edition vs last years model. There are a few minor changes however nothing major. The first thing that you’ll notice when you put on a pair is that they might seem a little too tight. This is because Outlier have cut them in a way that compensates for the slight stretch that you’ll get over time. This means that over time they should look and fit much better than last years model. Its worth noting too that last years model does tend to shrink back a little after washing but only temporarily.
The second thing I have noticed is that the pockets seem to be a little tighter. They are still the same depth but they somehow seem tighter which is a good thing because it means that whatever you put in your pocket will be more secure. Due to this the coin pocket also feels a little closer to the body so that means there’s less of a chance that the coins will fall out.
Outlier have also cut the inseam from 36″ to a more regular 32.5″ which is good for regular guys like myself, however I still ended up getting them hemmed to 31″. I believe they mentioned that they would be releasing a “long” version of the 2015 Dungarees in the near future. They have also included one new colour also, ‘Olive-Black’, but I ordered the ‘Bluetint-gray’ because I really love the colour.
One other thing I have noticed is that the button on the 2015 edition seems a little thicker and sturdier than the 2014 edition. This is a good thing, it feels more durable and looks more solid, not that I ever had any problems with it. Unfortunately though one thing that they didn’t change was the zipper. The zipper doesn’t feel as smooth as I feel it should, perhaps this is a ‘feature’ so that the fly doesn’t come undone easily. I have noticed that it has a little bit of resistance when you’re zipping it up.
Overall I would say that the 2015 edition is a great pair of pants, and I cant wait to wear them in some more. I don’t know whether its worth shelling out the $198 to upgrade but if the fit and the new colours appeal to you then it would surely be worth it. However at the time of writing this, there’s very few colours and sizes left available in stock.