Pants

The seemingly predestined merger of athleticism and leisure has inspired the arrival of a full continuum of sport-derived silhouettes. By virtue of form factors ranging from skin-tight to ample, sport pants slide seamlessly into any wardrobe. Sensible fastenings and elasticized rib knit trims exude nonchalance and inspire unlimited motion before, during, and after athletic activity. The selective use of peak performance fabrics ensures forward-looking iterations are in ready supply, while French terry and fleece joggers continue to inhabit their street style niche. Track pants, whether monotone or colorblocked, provide a space for designers to inject signature detailing into classic technical satin or nylon ripstop shells backed with full mesh linings. The height of off-track luxury, velour, bestows a flexible off-duty glamor when paired with a matching jacket or contrasting sports bra. Most critically, the venerable tearaway outseam persists as the unshakeable apex of selective ventilation. With such a variety of materials and styles to play with, today’s increasingly forgiving standard of formality stands to reward anyone who can channel the stylistic codes of recreation beyond the bleeding edge of fitness.