Navy Sweatpants

Todd Snyder x Champion relaxed navy sweatpants


Navy Sweatpants

A price and style comparison

Even without the explosion of WFH relaxed workwear, sweatpants had already made the jump from the gym (and the couch) to the street, paired with everything from your favorite tees and cardigans to denim jackets and pullovers. Do they still make for great loungewear? Absolutely. But can you also wear them pretty much anywhere these days? Also true. And now's the time to re-up your sweats rotation, as the weather gets cool and crisp and nothing feels quite as cozy as wrapping your legs in twin tubes of fuzzy jersey fleece or French terry material.

The real question is what makes for a good pair of sweats? The answer is a little complicated, because it all depends on the fit, feel and vibe you're after. These days, you can unearth a vintage pair from a secondhand store, grab a fancy pair of joggers that have some built-in performance features or simply opt for a classic, comfy pair of fleece pants. But after scouring the market, we found three well-made pairs that range from affordable to investment. The construction and materials have all been upgraded, making these ten times more durable than any pair you can get at big box retailers. Of course, a pair of grey sweats is a classic look, but navy feels fresh right now—especially going into fall.



The Heavyweight

• Made in the U.S. from American-grown cotton, pre-washed to prevent shrinking

• The material is a thick, heavy-duty 14 oz. fleece

• Deep front pockets and a single rear patch pocket

• The slim waistband and cuffs are snug, so size up from your usual size for a generous fit

Heavy fleece sweatpant,
$67 by Los Angeles Apparel


The Tailored

• Hand-stitched in Vancouver, Canada

• A more tailored silhouette, with a structured fit, reinforced seams and subtle tapered legs

• Smooth, jersey-lined slant pockets and single rear patch pocket

• Designed to be less bulky, with a wide ribbed waistband and cuffs, flatlock seams and even a flat woven drawcord

Terry slim sweatpant,
$125 by Reigning Champ


The Classic

• Made in Canada, at a factory that's been producing old school sweats for decades

• Cut from a soft, 20 oz. French Terry cotton material that's already been broken-in

• A relaxed silhouette inspired by vintage pair from the '80s allows for an intentionally “puddled” look at the ankle

• Concealable drawstring at the elastic waist and embroidered Champion patch on hip

Relaxed sweatpant,
$158 by Todd Snyder x Champion

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