“Sweatpants are a sign of failure,” the late Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld once said. “You lose control of your life, so you buy some sweatpants.” Normally, we’d be reluctant to disagree with such an authority on these issues, but in the case of men’s jogging pants, we had to Do so (and not just because of some kind of global pandemic that has made them our lower body go-to for the better part of the past two years).
Over the years, probably due to the enormous penetration of athleisure into our casual apparel, the reputation of men’s jogging pants has gone from shabby and raunchy to near-chic, made from luxurious materials and cut in smarter silhouettes. They’re so much more comfortable than your favorite jeans, trousers, or shorts, and they’ll serve you up on your morning turnaround call (if you’re lucky enough to be a hanger mix worker) just like they’d go to the store Same. So take off your jeans and put on a comfortable style, here are GQ’s picks for the best men’s jogging pants.
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Sunspel’s keyed cotton knits are casual wear legends, forming the staples of many high-end wardrobe staples. Like its all-purpose sweatshirt, these joggers come in three versatile colors and have a slim, slim fit for all-day comfort.
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Pangaia is making a name for itself through its outstanding blend of quality, innovation and eco-friendly production. A prime example of these three is: 365 sweatpants, designed in a bold flamingo pink (amongst other colors), made from a responsible organic cotton blend with a brushed interior for an extra plush feel . Proof that style statement and sustainability can indeed go hand in hand.