The technology that was initially used as an ingredient in high-performance athletic apparel is no longer limited to activewear. At first, the majority of clothing items made with 37.5 Technology stayed in the athletic apparel realm. But realistically, most people would like to be comfortable in the clothes they wear all day long— not just for periods of high-output activity. Lucky for everyone, the market has caught on, and higher fashion items made with 37.5 Technology are now available across a wide variety of brands and styles.
What Makes 37.5 Technology Special?
In a nutshell, 37.5 Technology uses active particles that capture and release moisture vapor. This means the fabric helps maintain your optimal core temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius, and the body’s optimal relative humidity of 37.5 percent. The particles are constantly working to keep your temperature and relative humidity in this comfort zone.
These activated particles are sustainably derived from coconut shells and volcanic minerals, then permanently embedded into the fabric itself, which means they won’t wash out. The particles attract moisture, then expel it through an electrostatic reaction that vaporizes the humidity almost immediately, keeping the skin cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s colder. The hotter you get, the harder these particles work to maintain your optimal core temperature and relative humidity.
Not Just for Activewear
Since athletes are most concerned with regulating their body temperature—mainly through the body’s natural evaporative cooling technique (i.e.sweating)—it’s no surprise that the first category apparel companies considered when using this thermoregulating technology was activewear. However, brands that make bedding, day-to-day wear, and fashion items soon discovered its benefits as well. Yes, this technology might seem almost too high tech for business clothes, but let’s face it: the items you put on for your day at the office are not coming off your body for at least eight hours. Why shouldn’t you have the same level of comfort and performance as premier athletes?
Nowadays, there are very few categories where you can’t find clothing that uses 37.5 Technology. Everything from office wear, formalwear, and loungewear can benefit from 37.5 Technology, upgrading comfort and wearability in a big way. Here are a few of our favorite items of clothing perfect for socializing, long hours at the office, or a full day of travel. These pieces will carry you from your 8-5, to the after-work cocktail hour, and to your next destination—all while helping you stay cool, comfortable, and dry.
Jos. A. Bank Travel Tech Slim Fit Sport Coat
Stay looking sharp for the duration of your travel itinerary in this slim-fit, flattering coat. It works for the office or going out at night, and will help keep you comfortable in either environment.
Jos. A. Bank Travel Tech Slim Fit Flat Front Pants
Achieve head-to-toe comfort and style: These pants pair perfectly with the Travel Tech Slim Fit Sport Coat. Even if you don’t wear them with a coat, these pants provide comfort and flexibility with a crisp look. The comfort-range waistband features self-adjusting stretch to avoid pinching. The flat front and wool-blend fabric will make these a fashionable staple of your wardrobe for years.
Jos. A. Bank Travel Tech Cutaway Collar Dress Shirt
Use 37.5 items for all layers to increase comfort and complete your travel look with this micro-check, button-down shirt. The material is wrinkle-resistant, thermoregulating, and the colors won’t fade even after multiple washes. It features a split-back yoke, break-resistant buttons, a traditional placket, cutaway collar, and barrel cuffs.
Asmuss Boxy Cropped T-shirt
For women, this cool, comfortable, and drapey, T-shirt has a relaxed fit with a trendy, cropped hemline cut. This shirt is versatile—dress it up or down while staying at your optimal temperature.
Asmuss Pleated Tank
Looking to let your shoulders loose? This relaxed-yet-structured top has the same wool-to-polyester ratio as the Boxy Cropped T-shirt, with gathered pleating details at the front for a flattering fit below the bust.
Cucumber Clothing Drape Knot Tee
Wear this top to the gym, to brunch, to an outdoor concert, all without worrying about getting drenched in sweat throughout the day. This is your go-anywhere top, with a fit you’ll never have to worry about, and just enough detailing on the knotted front to feel dressy if the occasion calls for it. It’s soft jersey fabric and thermoregulating 37.5 Technology round out the pros to this shirt…and we can’t think of any cons.
Cucumber Clothing Tiered Dress
Throw this dress on in the morning and your entire outfit is put together for the day. Flowing, soft jersey with a flirty tiered skirt is versatile enough to be dressed up but relaxed enough to not feel overdressed in a more casual setting. This dress travels like a pro, staying wrinkle-free no matter how hurriedly you crammed it in your suitcase; it’s sure to become a favorite in your wardrobe.
No longer do you have to be uncomfortable at the office, a party, or formal affair. Stay fashionable and comfortable by looking for everyday apparel using 37.5 Technology—and you won’t look back.
Written by Matcha for 37.5.
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