We are living in the golden era of sweatpants. While sales of denim in the U.S. fell 6% in the year that ended last June, sales of sweatpants and activewear grew 7%, according to research firm NPD Group. Trying to see what the fuss was about, a Jezebel writer recently spent an entire week wearing a pair of Nike sweatpants. There’s a number of reasons to explain the resurgence, but chief among them is the fact that brands are making some incredible sweatpants right now.
These are not the kind of sweats that you sleep in and wipe pizza grease all over. These are modern sweats with a slim cut and built from incredible fabrics. They can be dressed up or down and are just as appropriate at a weekend brunch as they are in the gym.
Here are the 10 best sweatpants for guys right now.
1. Outlier Doublefine Merino Sweatpants
As Outlier says, merino wool is “nature’s finest performance fabric.” These sweatpants are ridiculously soft and regulate body temperature in any conditions.
2. Nike Tech Pant
With double-faced jersey fabric, these sweatpants won’t get fuzzy on the inside, and the secure zipper pockets will keep your stuff secure.
3. Kith Academy Bleecker Sweat
Designed with French cotton terry, these sweats have a tapered fit and contrasting knee panels for a more sophisticated look.
4. Adidas Neo Cuffed Track Pant
These sweats are as ready for the city streets as they are for the gym and feature subtle details like pockets with button closures.
5. J. Crew Wallace & Barnes Indigo Sweatpant
Dyed with true indigo, the color on these sweatpants will break in the same way a good pair of jeans do.
6. Todd Snyder x Champion Warm-Up Sweatpant
The washed out color on these sweats will make you feel like you’ve owned them forever from the first day you pick them up.
7. Band of Outsiders Sweatpants
These sweatpants have a great soft texture and the stripes give them a nautical feel.
8. Supreme Classic Logo Striped Rib Sweatpant
Super thick fleece means you can rock these sweats in the harshest of winters.
9. Reigning Champ Sweatpant
With drawstrings at the ankles, you can wear these sweats cuffed at the bottom or not. (We recommend cuffed.)
Jordan AJ XX9 Travel Pants
Using a fleece that locks in warmth, these pants have a great feel and the infrared drawstring is a great pop of color.