Sweatpants, both slim and slouchy alike, have long been given the designer treatment. The trajectory: Champion started it all, sportswear powerhouses like Adidas and Nike made them cool, Jean Paul Gaultier brought them to the runway, and now almost every brand worth their salt offers them (particular shout-out to Jerry Lorenzo and Brunello Cucinelli for really zhoozhing it). Indeed, they’re stylish as hell—and the best ones fit just as well as your favorite trousers.
Case in point: I went to dinner with an old college pal—at a pretty reputable restaurant, no less—and I didn’t reach for dress pants or my go-to skinny black jeans. I donned a pair of thick, tapered black joggers, and I was perfectly content doing so. In fact, when I arrived at the spot, it was clear that I wasn’t the only one that got the memo. We’ve all become accustomed to comfort in the past two years, and, like the hoodie, sweatpants surpassed their sport and streetwear origins, becoming a go-to for most, if not all, occasions.
From tried-and-true cotton classics to updated takes on the style from some of the coolest labels, including Martine Rose, Everlane, and Lululemon, there have never been more options for men—or a better time to be in the market for a pair of today’s subtly tweaked, super-soft sweatpants. Even the designer options, with their sleeker silhouettes or idiosyncratic cuts, are still cozy as ever. In other words, they’re all made for wearing in public proudly and comfortably. Now all you have to do is scroll through the 40 best sweatpants out there, all of which are primed for anything and everything you have planned.
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You could go all-in on tracking down the fanciest pair of sweatpants money can buy, or you could cop Hanes’ take and save yourself a lot of headache—and a serious amount of coin.
Standard Fleece Joggers
Standard fleece in an electric blue color that’ll shock your system in the best way possible.
Dri-Power Open Bottom Sweatpants
Let’s be honest here: in sweatpants, as in most other things, you can never really beat the classics. And Russell’s are about as classic as it gets.
Lands’ End Men s Serious Sweat Pants Gray Heather Tall XX-Large
Lands’ End continues to offer quality wardrobe staples that just don’t quit. What more could you want from a pair of pants you’re going to wear every single day?
Standard Essentials Fleece Tapered Elastic Cuff 3-Stripes Pants
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If quality striped sweatpants are what you’re after, it doesn’t get much better than ones by Adidas.
Heattech Pile-Line Sweatpants
Surprise, surprise: The modern master of pared-down basics makes a pair of sweatpants as pretty-damn-near-perfect as you’d expect.
A relatively understated offering from the beloved ’90s brand known for bold colors and a refreshingly optimistic outlook on life.
Slim Fleece Sweatpant
J.Crew’s Factory line tends to be the perfect place to scoop some of the brand’s most beloved styles at a steep discount. These slim-fitting fleece sweats are no exception.
Vintage Soft Joggers
When it comes to performance fleece of any kind, particularly sweatpants, the Gap has the style down pat.
Marled Fleece Sweatpants
The sweatpants that started it all still make for a damn solid choice today.
Dri-FIT Men’s Tapered Training Pants
If you’re in the market for sweats, you could do way worse than any of the many, many options the Swoosh currently offers, including these tapered joggers.
Comfort Camp Sweatpants
There’s no sign more telling of the sweatpants’s staggering rise to popularity than the fact that a stalwart of sturdy Americana now makes one of the best pairs around.
French Terry Sweatpants
Garment-dyed French terry sweatpants that feel just as luxe as they they look.
14oz. Heavy Fleece Pants
Los Angeles Apparel’s sweatpants are like wearing a weighted blanket you never have to take off.
The Track Pant
Sustainably made cotton joggers for when you want to while the day away, but don’t want to feel too bad doing it.
Mack Weldon didn’t turn itself into a very real contender in the epic athleisure slugfest of the 2010s by making an inferior product. The brand’s Ace sweatpant is made out of micro-sanded french terry for a super-soft finish that’s still durable as hell.
All Day Sweatpant
Made from a polyester and spandex knit fabric, these Outdoor Voices sweatpants are as comfortable as they are breathable.
Essentials Training Sweatpant
Rhone has expanded its popular Essentials line with a new training collection that is built for activity, but is comfortable enough for errands, dates, or just lounging at home. You’ll definitely want to live in these sweatpants all day.
If Vuori isn’t on your radar yet, it should be. The brand’s Transit Jogger is sleek enough to wear almost anywhere, and so comfortable you’ll want to.
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Garment Dyed Sweatpant
From the soft surface to the fit to the garment-dyed green, this sweatpant is money.
Black Lo-Fi Trak Royalty Lounge Pants
The Australian streetwear label attracts big-name collaborators (think Jeremy Scott) because it already offers the kind of wares, like these sweatpants, that all the cool cats covet.
Red sweats practically tailor-made for the Carlton Dance.
Midweight Slim Jogger Sweatpant
Crafted from a garment-dyed french terry for a lived-in look you should take as a suggestion. In other words: Live in ‘em.
The Après Pant
Made of a double cloth waffle fabric, Taylor Stitch’s best-selling Après sweats are so sleek that, at a distance, they look like slacks.
At Ease Jogger
Lululemon, the brand that made yoga cool, rarely misses when it comes to its tried-and-true activewear offerings. These joggers are just the tip of the iceberg.
If you’re looking for something that packs the heat, the buck stops at these charcoal-hued, cotton-blend joggers.
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Purple Tie-Dye Slim Logo Sweatpants
Heavily inspired by Euro rave culture and sports teams, Martine Rose consistently offers super-luxe fits that blend these two sensibilities. These sweatpants are proof.
Side Stripe Sweatpants
All Aviator Nation products go through an intense breaking-down process, so by the time they get to you, they’ll have that vintage feel you know and love.
Pflex Eco Joggers
Reigning Champ remains the, well, reigning champ of the sweatpants game.
CL Track Pants
Yohji Yamamoto is one of the most influential designers of all time, and his pioneering partnership with Adidas consistently yields pieces that seamlessly merge his design chops with the athletic apparel giant’s knack for nailing all the best elements of activewear. Evidence: These pants.
Escobar Jogger Sweatpants
What more is there left to say about John Elliott’s now-signature take on the style that made him a household name? The brand is beloved for its sleek, expertly crafted sweatpants for a reason.
Alcos Tapered Color-Block Wool and Cashmere-Blend Sweatpants
From the interplay of beige and brown to the blend of wool and cashmere, these Theory sweatpants are all about delightful duos.
Two-Tone Track Pants
These sweatpants are all about pairings: Heron Preston and Caterpillar, a black and yellow colorway, and, most important, style and durability.
Wild Bunch Tapered Leopard-Print Shell Sweatpants
A pair of leopard print (though, it’s really cheetah) sweats for unleashing the beast within.
The Vintage Sweatpants
Fear of God Jerry Lorenzo’s damn near pioneered the idea of status sweats, elevating loungewear, sportswear, and anything meant for indoors to new heights. Case in point: This exquisite tan jogger.
Drawstring Pintuck Jogger Sweatpants
Brunello Cucinelli is known as the cashmere king, but as these sweatpants show, he’s equally adept at offering some mighty fine cotton options.
Silk and Cashmere-Blend Sweatpants
If you’re going to spend this much on a pair of sweatpants, they should be made out of a cashmere and silk blend of Tom Ford, a brand synonymous with fabrics so fine they feel like wearing a cloud.
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