Sweatpants are the epitome of casual, but you don’t have to just wear them chillin’ at home. The best are comfy enough for a day inside but ready to step out if need be. They come in all kinds of materials from all-cotton fleece-back jersey, to super comfy tri-blend concoctions or high-end cashmere and velour versions. Whether you’re headed out with slim pair and rare sneakers or are staying in, laissez-faire style, loose and lounge-y with your favorite slippers, these are some of our favorite, most stylish sweatpants.
J.Crew Marled Brushed Fleece Pant
You can’t go wrong with J.Crew’s basics. These online-exclusive sweatpants feature a brushed fleece that’s super soft against the skin, pockets, drawstring waist and elastic hem all in a perfectly-fitting relaxed cut.
American Giant Classic Sweatpant
While most brands cut costs by introducing blended materials, American Giant produces its sweats in North Carolina using 100% cotton fleece. At just about nine ounces, the fabric is a great all-around weight and comes in a range of colors. The rear wallet pocket lets you know these are ready for going out, but you’ll be just as happy hanging at home wearing these, too.
Stüssy Logo-Embroidered Fleece Sweatpants
If your style is more cozy in the sheets and in the streets, OG skate brand Stüssy has your bottom half covered in bright fluffy fleece, inside and out. It draws on the retro styling of the ’90s and looks just as well with kicks and a skateboard as it does tucked underneath a comforter.
Polo Ralph Lauren Cotton-Blend-Fleece Pant
If you like to control your own destiny, Polo Ralph Lauren’s sweatpant includes drawstring adjustments at both the waist and the ankles. The cotton-polyester blend is among the softest at this price point and it has just enough heft to feel the upgrade from other options on the market.
Schiesser Vincent Tapered Fleece-Back Cotton-Jersey Sweatpants
Germany-based brand Schiesser has been around since 1875 and has gotten damn good at making knitwear. The premium brushed fleece interior feels like a warm blanket, but the amount of pockets it has makes it ready to jump out of bed if need be.
Standard Issue Standard Sweatpants
These might be called the Standard Sweatpants, but the burly all-cotton loopback fabric is more than twice as heavy as your average sweatpant. Made in the USA, these might be the last sweats you’ll need for the foreseeable future.
Reigning Champ Loopback Cotton-Jersey Sweatpants
Reigning Champ produces some of the best knits out of its Canadian factory and its got legions of fans to show for it. Its sweatpants give an old-school vibe with drawstrings at the waist and hem, a beefy all-cotton fabric and flush flatlock stitching that won’t irritate against the skin.
Todd Snyder x Champion Jogger Sweatpant
Todd Snyder’s ongoing collaboration with Champion has produced modern-day classics, not the least of which is its luxurious sweatpant. Crafted in Canada using a hefty French terry fabric, the cut is tailored as perfectly as its famed suits.
Lady White Co. Sport Trousers
Don’t let the ‘trouser’ moniker fool you. These vintage-inspired sweatpants from California-based knitwear brand Lady White Co. are made to take on the gym, even if that gym is a home setup.
Merz B. Schwanen 3S50
Merz B. Schwanen meticulously crafts its sweatpants using extremely rare loopwheel machines which produce some of the most dense jersey fabric you can find while remaining impossibly soft.
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