With spring around the corner, the upscale sweatpants trend returns for an encore performance with cooler details and even more variety. Thanks to the reborn athletic wear staple’s new slimmed-down silhouette, sweats are as easily matched up with a trim button-up and boots as they are with a slouchy T-shirt and sneaks. The choice is yours. Here are five of this season’s most comfortable and stylish bottoms to anchor your off-duty look.
Chapter Baron Pant
Consider these a pair of streetwear-inspired chinos. Like your favourite pair of sweats, the wool Baron Pants from Chapter feature a drawstring gathered waist and a relaxed top. Unlike your typical athletic wear staple, however, they also have a three-button fly and darted legs that taper off to a cuff-free cropped ankle. We like to think that’s a good thing.
Kollar Clothing Signature Stomper
Made from coated stretch black denim, these joggers from Toronto’s Kollar Clothing have the comfortable fit of sweats with the look of distressed jeans. True to their sportier roots, they feature an elasticated drawstring waist and elastic cuff bottoms. Moto stitching across the thighs gives them even more rebellious swagger.
Todd Snyder Robinson Sweatpant
The chambray trim detailing at the waist of these Todd Snyder sweats is a cool detail that updates the athletic wear classic with a bit of contrast. Thanks to careful design, these pants maintain a roomier athletic fit while appearing tapered—adherents of leg day rejoice.
Thom Browne Loopback Cotton Sweatpant
These Japan-made cotton jersey sweatpants from Thom Browne bear his brand’s signature stripes on the left leg for a classic collegiate detail. A lower-than-average crotch, elasticated drawstring waist and tapered legs with ribbed cuffs provide a comfortable fit throughout.
Tracksmith Bislett Pant
Don’t let these sweatpants’ tapered silhouette and retro styling fool you—they’re built with active men in mind, perfect if you want to keep your options open to an impromptu game of pick-up basketball. The rugged Bislett pant from Tracksmith is made with a moisture-wicking fabric and is distinguished by its stirrups, designed to keep your cuffs down low over your kicks.
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