Lounge in Style: Tailored Sweat Pants

November 7th, 2011

For the most part, after college I updated my casual wardrobe by trading in most of my team-issued Nike sweats (which were always at least two sizes too big) for some soft denim and chunky sweaters.

From time to time, however, there are days when I just want the soft comfort and stretch of fleece – but that doesn’t mean I’m rolling out of bed in head-to-toe Columbia gear.

The trick to not looking sloppy is to invest in proper-fitting sweats, and yes, having them tailored.

Same sweat pant fabric, different shape. Slim, tapered, trouser waistband with fly, hemmed, 2″ cuff.

These look similar to flannel trousers, but feel more like pajamas. With a pima cotton t-shirt, cashmere sweater and unlined cotton jacket it doesn’t get much more comfortable than this – while still looking stylish and presentable.

Bonus Tip: These are the same pants that I throw on when I roll out of bed Sunday morning, but because of their fit they can be repurposed for a number of occasions.

…For those long-time followers, you might remember these pants from the very first time that I published a photo of myself on the site (which I used to write anonymously). See the old post on the original version of thestyleblogger.com HERE.

Bonus Tip II: Mixing very casual pieces (like these pants) with sharper ones (like this unstructured jacket) can make for a unique and visually interesting look.

Bonus Tip III: If the inseam is hemmed and the leg is tapered properly you can pair your sweats with more than just sneakers or sandals. Try boots, loafers, or even lace-ups as shown here.

  • Grey fleece trousers by Woolrich ·
  • White suede brogue captoe shoes by Moreschi ·
  • White cotton v-neck t-shirt by Ralph Lauren Polo ·
  • Blue plaid cashmere cardigan by Brooks Brothers Black Fleece

Thanks for reading.

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier

Photography by Alex Crawford.