With some of the stuff that women get away with (not that we’re complaining about yoga pants), it’s only fair that guys ought to have more comfortable options than suffocating wool trousers or ball-crushing skinny jeans. These sweatpants are just that—chill but not too chill, stylish but not uptight. Wear a pair of these at home, the office or a dinner date and be comfy as hell.
Dress Sweatpants ($49, Betabrand): Betabrand brought sweatpants into the office wardrobe a few years ago and subsequently into the hearts of many who’d prefer to be on the couch—or at least feel like they were on the couch.
Sport Jogger ($98, Marine Layer): Like all of the fabric from this homespun company, Marine Layer’s joggers are made from serenely soft recycled beech wood. Pair them with their Declan Sweatshirt Blazer ($148) and you’ve made yourself the coziest person at the office, the wedding or the hotel bar.
Modern Relaxed E-Waist Wool Trouser ($75, Bonobos): With their wool construction and breezy drawstring waist, these trousers occupy a midpoint between slacks and sweats that is less no man’s land than it is cozy man’s land.
Moto Sweatpants ($151.99, Aviator Nation): This surfy LA-based brand espouses the do-one-thing, do-it-well ethos. Luckily for those who never want to sacrifice comfort for effortless style, that one thing is sweats.
Boucle Flap Pocket Pant ($96, Sol Angeles): When your office is a fine leather chair or a charter jet, these decadent fuzzy pants pair well with two fingers of whisky and handshake deals.
Ashdown Joggers ($325, Belstaff): Luxe stitching and leather accents take these cotton fleece joggers out of the realm of lazy Sundays and into the realm of skipping the line at the bar or restaurant of your choosing.
My Track Pant ($49, Rhythm): Though more casual than the other offerings on this list, these steezy sweats are hardly less stylish. The corduroy-accented back pocket and waistband, the trim outline and a slick-without-trying vibe will take you from the beach to the bar without missing a beat.
Classic Sweatpant ($188, Todd Snyder): With these pants, Todd Snyder has given the most classic sweatpant design a luxuriously subtle upgrade. Rocky Balboa wouldn’t wear them but Ray Tango just might.