Be the King of Comfort
The subtle art of making comfortable look good
If it’s comfort and durability you want, you’re in the right place. We also took care of all the issues you mentioned:
They stretch out of shape
Their cut makes them unacceptable for a quick pop to the shops
The fabric leaves a lot to be desired
Pitiful pocket space
Jog on, will ya?
Clean and green
You know us, if we can cut chemicals out of our supply chain, we will. Organic is always the best way to go, and that’s precisely what we’re offering: pure organic cotton. No artificial flavours here.
This cotton was spun, dyed and finished by Eigui in Portugal, who are very much geniuses when it comes to jamming out quality jersey, and who we trust with pretty much all of our sporty casual wear. Suffice to say, they know their way around a jersey loom.
Middleweight champion of the world
Chances are you’ll be wearing these to watch telly rather than for running up thesteps of your local museum of art, and that’s why they’re a perfect middleweight. 380 g/m2, to be precise, which is not too heavy, and not too light either.
A passion for pockets
You could say that we have a passion for pockets, here at Asphalte. We all know how annoying it is not to have adequate pocket space, and so we try and mitigate that issue with everything we design. In keeping with this pro-pocket ethos, these have deep side pockets, and a single back pocket, too.
Joggers aren’t without their detractors, and this vocal contingent often like to point out the garment’s shapelessness. Well, that might be true of some pairs, but not ours. They have a neat, modern cut that’s comfortable, but won’t look too shabby should you have to pop out to run some errands.
It’s a drawstring thing
Everyone knows the pain of a drawstring waist eventually becoming unusable, its eyelets too frayed for purpose. In a bid to prevent this, we’ve reinforced the eyelets, and even added brass tips to the strings themselves.
On the subject of durability, we’ve reinforced the ribbing around the waist and hems, too. It’s a simple precaution, but one that will ensure your joggers don’t conk out on you unexpectedly.
Fourth time’s a charm
We don’t just manufacture the first design we come up with, you know. We like to take our time, and on this occasion, we went through a total of four prototypes before we were satisfied.
Comfort is king
Last but certainly not least, let’s talk about comfort. That’s really the most important element when it comes to joggers. So in the interest of comfort, the jersey’s reverse is brushed to make it feel extra soft against the skin, and we’ve also added elastane to the waist and hems for some durable stretch.
What goes into making your Joggers. The materials have travelled a total of 6288 km (7,590 miles) from field to doormat.
Farming cooperatives Turkey
Marteks Maras Turkey
Social certifications : GRS
Environmental certifications: GRS, OCS
Social certifications : Standard100 by OEKO TEX
Gravotêxtil Sociedade De Acabamentos Têxteis S.A. Portugal
Social certifications : RCS
Environmental certifications: RCS, OCS
Environmental certifications: Standard100 by OEKO TEX
Environmental certifications: OCS
How did it perform?
Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each pair of Joggers we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:
of CO2 emitted
Equivalent of 72 kms (45 miles) by car.
of phosphor released in the water
Equivalent to growing 8 kg of potatoes.
Equivalent of 27h of heating (in avg. flat).
It’s nice to have options
What you think of when you think of joggers
No Sweat !
We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how many pieces of the same item you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.
Easy to change sizes
If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.
IT’S A RISK-FREE INVESTMENT
Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.
Asphalte began life back in 2016, just four people with a bit of experience in fashion and a simple enough aim: making good quality clothes in a low-impact way. Things started off smoothly enough, and we were picking up a bit of momentum, but something was missing. The idea for Asphalte didn’t really come together until we got our pals on the blower and asked them, ‘Hey, what do you want us to make?’ We didn’t realise it at the time, but this was the turning point. If Asphalte were a scientific discovery, this would be called the ‘eureka!’ moment. If it were a comic book, this was the part where we get bitten by a radioactive spider.
It might not seem like a revolutionary idea. That’s because it isn’t, really. But fast forward 5 years and asking our friends what they wanted has turned into sending you lot our biannual questionnaires, and using your feedback to determine what we release. And that’s our secret weapon. It’s how we make what you want for a good price, and keep waste to a minimum.
Today our team is a bit bigger than four people. In fact, there are 64 of us now. We used to be based in Paris, but now we’ve moved out to greener pastures down in Bordeaux. Besides that, we’re still working in much the same way as when we first started, with the same ideas about quality, sustainability and our customers leading the way.