This year we are celebrating 40 years since the first hoodie sweatshirt appeared in the States. The popular hoodie emerged in the 1970s with the development of hip hop culture in New York City. It gave their wearer an instant anonymity which was especially convenient for criminal minded. Hoodie sweatshirt quickly became famous as a symbol of isolation and raised many critical opinions after appearing in the iconic Rocky film.
In the article titled “The History of the Hoodie” Denis Wilson reports:
“Eric “Deal” Felisbret, one of the early graffiti writers, recalls the hoodie popping up on the scene around 1974 or 1975. “The people that wore them were all people who were sort of looked up to, in the context of the street,” recalls Deal, who says graffiti writers used the hoodie to keep a low profile, and break-dancers wore it “to keep their bodies warm before they hit the floor.”
Rather than going for the streetwear star we’re taking this opportunity to celebrate its brother, the fashion sweatpants with our collection of the best men’s fashionable sweatpants.
J.Crew The Un-sweatpant $85
These slim-fit cotton pants wear like sweats but look like pants. They’re perfect as a weekend uniform or worn with a leather jacket and lace-up boots as a comfy hang-out look.
You may also want to check out our guide on how to rock joggers like a pro.
Zanerobe Flight Pants $119
These forward-thinking joggers from Zanerobe a perfect for the road. Maximum comfort is ensured by the relaxed top block, dropped crotch and slim legs gathered with elastic cuffs. Fashionably looking too.
Balmain Slim-fit Leather Sweatpants $2,400
A touch more rebellious than your usual sweats these Balmain pants are for your off-duty tough look. Combining an athletic silhouette with artisanal craftsmanship, they’ll make a unique addition to any wardrobe.
J.Crew Slim Sweatpant $69.50
Gone are the days when sweats were only worn on laundry day, these J.Crew sweatpants are just as stylish as your best jeans. Pair them with a denim shirt and you’re good to go.
Dolce & Gabbana Cotton and Cashmere Sweatpants $895
These soft fleece Dolce & Gabbana sweatpants feel as luxurious as they look. Definitely not to be held hostage at your loft, these pants will work great on a Sunday stroll around town.
Reigning Champ Sweatpants $110
These Reigning Champ beauties are handmade in downtown Vancouver from 100% cotton. Incredibly soft and comfy these midweight terry sweatpants will make you rethink how good sweats can actually be.
Robert Geller Richard Pants $375
Robert Geller transformed these joggers into a casual pant with intriguing detail. Double-knit fabric, dropped crotch and cropped leg make sure these sweatpants are just as functional as they are awesome-looking.
Wallace & Barnes Cotton-fleece Sweatpants $130
Resembling classic workwear these limited edition sweats from J.Crew are all about distinction, quality and durability. Cotton-fleece Exeter sweatpants are a casual-wear essential, perfect for running around doing errands.
Native Youth Quilted Joggers $80
Quilted Native Youth joggers are a relaxed version of most fashionable pants in your closet. These babies will make an impact whether you go to your local supermarket or the trendiest bar in town.
Dolce & Gabbana Tapered Twill Sweatpants $995
Another great sweatpant from Dolce & Gabbana – the Italian glam streetwear kings. With all the classic detailing and tapered leg fit these pants are nothing if not stylish. They’re athletic with a touch of lux.
Todd Snyder Classic Sweatpant $70
These babies have a classic shape and a modern look. They’re great for sporting outside the usual comfort zones and will pair great with leather and denim.
Cotton Citizen Indigo Biker Sweats $250
Sweatpants are simply not what they used to be. These Cotton Citizen sweats are biker inspired and come in an awesome indigo shade. They fit great and ensure maximum comfort.
H&M Sweatpants $29.95
You don’t have to spend a fortune for good sweats. These H&M sweatpants are soft and stylish, they will look awesome with other athletic pieces or mixed with other styles.
En Noir Ribbed Sweatpants $475
If you’re looking to invest in a luxurious piece of sweats than these En Noir should do the trick. They’re fitted and have a modern twist to it with the ribbed detail. With 50% off, you’re really getting a bargain.
Uniqlo Mens Sweat Pants $29.90
Another affordable piece comes from Uniqlo. These tapered sweat pants are stylish enough to wear around town or if you prefer around the comfort of your own home.
Aviator Nation Sweatpants $145
Aviator Nation heathered grey sweatpants are styled with quilted seamed panels at knees, which makes them look kind of hip. We love how simple it is to incorporate these in your everyday look.
John Elliott Escobar Sweatpants $185
These John Elliott slim fit sweatpants with dropped crotch are just too cool for school. They’re more comfortable than your PJs and more stylish than any jeans.
T by Alexander Wang Sweatpants $112
Alexander Wang is known to design amazing athletic wear and these sweatpants from his T brand are no exception. You can easily wear them instead of your favorite pair of chinos or denim.
Thom Browne Sweat Pant $385
These Thom Browne sweats have a vintage look which makes them something of a staple. These sweat pants utilise loopback cotton in its construction with an adjustable waistband, and signature stripes.
Carhartt Sweat Pants $115
If you’re looking for something more old school, these Carhartt sweat pants fully fall into that category. They’re simple and with a wide cut you’re ensured to stay comfy no matter what the day may bring.
Balmain Biker Sweatpants $985
Balmain’s biker-style trousers have become cult favourites amongst fans of the Parisian label’s amped-up cool, and this sweatpant version is ideal for relaxed city looks.
Nike Tech Fleece Pants $100
Who better to turn to for sportswear than one of the biggest athletic brands there are. The Nike Tech Fleece Pants are made with thermal construction to give you lightweight warmth in a comfortable style.
ASOS Skinny Sweatpants $41.69
These Asos sweatpants are the perfect fusion of sporty and street style. We don’t mind pairing them with Nike sneakers either.
Club Monaco Ponte Sweatpant $139.50
Club Monaco upgraded these classic sweatpants with athletic-inspired nylon trim for an elevated-activewear look. They’ll make a great base of your wardrobe on the days when you need some extra comfort.