Based on where we are right now with our current sweatpants fixation, when GQ makes a web list called The 10 Best Sweats for Working Out or the Weekend, that’s a list we click through.
Lo and behold nestled in GQ‘s list we found two of our own all-weather favorites by Thom Browne and Nike–both perfect for pretty much all levels of social interaction, from casual lounging to looking completely presentable and styled out.
Bulky sweats are what we’re wearing right now, in heavy cottons and wools. But that soon shall change.
With spring upcoming, we’re not just looking for cool designs but also sorting by material when we shop, thinking about how to keep rocking that carrot-ish silhouette and perhaps switch up the fabric to be a little lighter in the near future.
Shop: Thom Browne sweats | Nike Tech Fleece sweats | all joggers and sweatpants
Here’s a portmanteau for you: athleisure. As in, athletics + leisure.
That’s the overarching topic in this Morning Edition piece by NPR’s Sam Sawyer, in which the journalist analyzes the tonier side of streetwear and zeroes in on the elevated sweatpant. He even visits a Bonobos store and buys himself a pair–and wears them to work.
Not a bad decision, if styled correctly.
We’re partial to the Bonobos French Terry sweats above.
Sawyer theorizes this newer, more better-fitting version of the sweatpant is challenging jeans for lower-body real estate in menswear today, and that the elevated sweatpant arrived at its current position through the popularity of streetwear.
We’re feeling like athleisure is less a trend and more a generational shift.
But it’s worth thinking about twice. And regardless, a fun word to say.
Shop: Athleisure & Streetwear