How to Rock Fall’s Sweatpants Trend

Attention gentlemen: can we talk about how your dreams have come true for fall? Okay, maybe there isn’t a Victoria’s Secret Angel waiting on your doorstep to confess her love for you, but the second best thing is truly happening – it is perfectly acceptable to wear sweatpants in public. They were all over the fall 2013 runways, and they look damn good too.

But this doesn’t mean you can walk out the door wearing your old college sweatsuit with a fugly pair of sneakers. Fall is all about tailored comfort, it’s about both looking and feeling great. So how can you rock the sweatpants trend without appearing slovenly? Check out our pointers and styles to shop below, and you’ll be the flyest guy in town.

Layering is key – It is fall, after all. Pair a handsome heather gray pant with a chambray button down. Layer on a navy sweater, and you have a cool blue outfit perfect for work or play. We love this pair of 3.1 Phillip Lim Heather Grey Ribbed Lounge Pants for this look.

Leather up – To toughen up the soft, comfy look of lounge pants, you’re going to need a little leather in your life. Grab a motorcycle jacket, leather vest or even a varsity jacket with leather sleeves, and pair it with a colored pair of pants for extra punch. SLVR’s Olive Green Lux Fit Lounge Pants make the perfect match.

Business on top – Ever thought you could pair a blazer with sweatpants and call it a look? Its no 3-piece suit, but a collared shirt and sport coat pair perfectly for a look that’s professional and cool. Have a little fun and grab a colorblocked pair like these Waffle Knit Lounge Pants from Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen.

Mind your feet – The last thing you want to rock with sweatpants is a pair of old, busted, dirty sneakers. You have to make sure that footwear looks fresh! You really can’t go wrong with a fly pair of high tops or black combat boots to streamline your look. The options really are endless when you’re working with a basic black Harem Pant like this Zara pair.

Fashion & Style

What’s in Our Weekender: Everything to Pack for a Weekend Away this Fall

Pro tip: Think about pieces that offer flexibility from dawn to dusk.
Culture

11 Best Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired by Badass Mofos of Film

Including the likes of John Wick, James Bond, The Dude, Mad Max, and more.
Fashion & Style

Which Workwear is Right For You? Comparing Carhartt, Patagonia, and Filson

Find out which brand is best for you and your job.
Outdoors

15 Best Travel Pants for Hiking, Exploring, and Everything in Between

Our favorite, all-around travel pants are suitable for every environment and activity, from finding comfort on the plane to finding adventure outdoors.
Fashion & Style

Weather the Season in Style with the Best Men’s Boots for Fall

These boots were made for walking ... in the crisp autumn air.
Fashion & Style

Stock Up on the Best Crewneck Sweatshirts for Men this Fall

The best crewneck sweatshirts are warm, stylish, and easy to layer.
Fashion & Style

What to Wear Tailgating: Fall Style Essentials for Football Fans

Snag these tailgating style basics before the next game.
Fashion & Style

Keep it Cozy with These Seven Warmest Winter Socks

Winter means padding around your pad in the softest, warmest socks possible.
Fashion & Style

Shop the Latest and Greatest from Filson’s Fall Collection

Pack it in, layer up, and dive into our favorite fall and winter style picks from an iconic Pacific Northwest-based brand.
Fashion & Style

The Zippo x Foundrae Luxe Capsule Collection Combines Elegance with Expertise

Spark a flame with flare with this new Zippo lighter, which has "heirloom" written all over it (and a price to match).