The Slim Sweatpants Spectrum

Styling Tip

Wear these with a pair of low-top sneakers like New Balances and balance it out with a more formal topcoat and casual denim or flannel shirt.

Sweatpants have seen a resurgence in menswear lately, but that doesn't mean the style is getting any sloppier. On the contrary, today's sweatpants are cut slim with a slightly tapered leg, and a shorter hem so they sit right above your shoe. The construction and materials have gotten a lot beefier too, heavyweight fleeces and superior stitching make these ten times more durable than any pair you can get at big box retailer for a song. Make your off-duty look a little more comfortable without sacrificing your style by getting a pair of these modern-looking sweatpants. Here are a few worth checking out, in a variety of price points:


American Apparel, $55

A salt-and-pepper fleece manufactured in California with a drawstring waistband, and large side pockets.


Club Monaco, $90

A ribbed waistband and cuffs give this cotton pair a sleeker appeal that's slightly less athletic.


Norse Projects, $185 / $130

Cult brand Norse Projects makes great-fitting quality knitwear, and these cotton/wool pants are no exception.


J.Crew, $60

A throwback fleece style with a drawstring waist, slant pockets and a single back pocket.


Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen, $115

Micah Cohen's pant has multiple hidden pockets and a drawstring closure at the hem.


Lifetime Collective, $198

These bold cable knit pants are made in Italy with curved pockets and a tapered leg from a sturdy wool blend.


Published on

January 8, 2013

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