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Style Tips for Men 5’8” and Under

Posted by Ray Dukeman on

The average height of an American adult male is a little over 5’9”—yet most men’s clothing is designed to fit men who are 6’. If, like us, you are 5’8” or under, you are familiar with the struggle to find clothing that fits right. We needed shorts that fit—so we made them. And while we remove the guesswork for buying proper fitting shorts, we also want to help you fit right to feel good in all of your clothes. Below are our top styling tips for men 5’8” and under.

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Pair Our Flow Shorts with Sneakers for Any Workout

Posted by Rachel Dukeman on

Proper fitting apparel is critical for maintaining a safe and effective fitness routine. Activewear that fits right can help prevent injury—you don’t want baggy clothing to get snagged on equipment while at the gym—and motivate you to workout harder. When your clothes fit right, you feel good.

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ATK Apparel’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

Posted by Rachel Dukeman on

Our fathers are great, but we can sometimes be stumped by what to buy them. With Father’s Day just around the corner, we put our heads together to come up with all-purpose gift ideas that focus on fit and span from the much-needed to the unexpected.

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Top 4 Athletic Apparel Items from the ‘90s

Posted by Scott Savett on

1) The Starter Jacket This came in two distinct forms: the monstrous winter coat version and the thin, sleek windbreaker version. If you were in middle school in the early ‘90s, you probably had one of these in your locker. (Luckily, your choice between our Performance shorts and our Flow shorts won’t be nearly as difficult—both are comfortable without being baggy.)   2) The “College” Sweatshirt   Get a basic gray hoodie, slap the words “Michigan” or “Penn State” on it and you’re good to go. Though unlikely to be on their way to the gym, most teenage boys had a weekly rotation...

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Introducing ATK Apparel: Athletic Shorts that hit "Above The Knee"

Posted by Scott Savett on

ATK Apparel founder Scott examines why he launched a company to sell athletic shorts to men 5'8" and under.

When I tell people my company sells athletic apparel for men 5’8” and under, the first question is always, “Why shorts?” 

All I wanted were shorts that fit me properly—shorts that hit me just slightly above the knee.  As someone who is 5’7”, this simple desire seemed impossible to fulfill. In the early 2000s, all athletic shorts felt like they were designed to hit above the knees of men 6 feet and up.

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