It’s the eve of New York Fashion Week, and things are about to get real high fashion up in this bitch. Which is why, before all the crazy runway show coverage started, we thought we’d pull you aside for a moment to have a little discussion. High-fashion sweatpants are a thing now. Yes, they are. And that is not okay.
Fancy sweatpants are nothing new, but it does seem that we’re reaching the apex of fancy sweatpants. They’re featured in a new ad for shoe brand Etienne Aigner. J. Crew devoted a fair amount of its latest collection to the sweats-with-heels look. Of course, J. Crew sweats aren’t your average $8 Kmart pair — they’re expensive. Not as expensive as, say, this $842 pair of wool sweatpants from goth fashion maven Rick Owens, but you get the idea. And just like how Birkenstocks began appearing in high-fashion editorials a few months ago, supposedly christened fashionable by Anna Wintour herself, the fancy sweatpant [High-fashion pants are always singular, FYI. PANT. SweatPANT. -- Amelia] appears poised to be the latest low-to-high fashion transformation.
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In between staging riots on behalf of the Eagles and perfecting lager and cheesesteaks, the city of Philadelphia found the time to accomplish something truly exceptional. According to a new study, Philadelphia wears more sweatsuits than any other city in the country. That’s more sweatsuits than Lafayette, Louisiana; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Hartford, Connecticut; and Laredo, Texas — the four cities that came in behind Philly. Keep reading »
No seriously, your boyfriend saw these two hot studs maxing and relaxing in pajama jeans — replete with stone-washed effect and faux-ripped detailing — and told me to tell you that he craves that level of comfort, style and jazzy good times. [The Stir]
We’re all about being cozy and toasty this autumn, so we’re coveting a pair of knit sweatpants. Surprisingly, these pants aren’t as difficult to wear as you’d think. Thinking of knit sweatpants as simply relax-fit slim pants is the first step. Then you just add other items that make you comfortable and pull the whole look together. Layering other quintessential fall wear, like a plaid shirt over a long-sleeve T-shirt, will complement the relaxed feel of the pants for casual weekend wear. Pick a pair of space-dyed knit pants and you’re on your way to an unconventional tuxedo. Simply add a pretty blouse, a clutch, and shoes and you’ll be ready for a special dinner out. Take a look at the casual and dressy outfits we put together for inspiration. Keep reading »
Behold, wool “jogging” pants brought to you by Band of Outsiders. Basically, that’s a fancy way to say “really warm sweatpants.” We’re not exactly sure what kind of customer Band of Outsiders is trying to lure with these slacks. Runners who are always cold? People who like the “wool” part of pants but not really the “pants” part of pants? What about you? Are you a winter hater who says these are totally hot? Or … not? [TrendHunter] Keep reading »
The problem with the overpriced sweatpants trend is that, well, you look like you’re wearing … sweatpants. Sweatpants you spent half your rent on. (Cue slow clap.) A genius solution? J.Crew’s affordable, luxe terry “un-sweatpant,” which manages to look just a bit more put-together thanks to a chic slim fit and ankle zips, allowing you to walk out of the house with no (or at least less) shame. Of course, they’re ultra comfy, so you’re welcome to lounge around in them as well.