ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - A Central Florida company is making clothes that hide sweat.
You've heard the saying 'life is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration,' right? For two University of Central Florida grads, perspiration is 100% the inspiration behind 'David Hyde Apparel.'
David Schwartzberg and Jacob Boyer are the brains behind 'David Hyde Apparel,' featuring a new sweat-proof, spill-proof dress shirt for men. The duo says that their shirts carry a one-two moisture wicking fabric on the inside, with a spill-proof solution on the outside.
David says that "where we come in is with our patent pending patch located on the underarms and the back. It's seamlessly stitched in so you can't really see the patch. And it's double sided fabric, so we integrated both the moisture wicking fabric on the inside and the hydrophobic solution on the outside."
David and Jacob were brainstorming their big business idea long before completing their college degrees this summer at the University of central Florida in Finance and Marketing. Jacob says that "we were applying for a patent before even registering to graduate."
Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, the duo now has the funds to kick start manufacturing in the U.S. and fill the first round of 300 orders. The hospitality industry is their next focus.
Another goal for David and Jacob is to get some celebrity power behind the band. They even joke about what if they got Leonardo DiCaprio to wear their shirt.
The two college grads plan to release the men's shirt online in December, just in time for holiday shopping with a version for women expected sometime next year.