The Latest Men's Sweat Pant Trends

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by Juan E. Romero

Elevated New Options Arrive For Men's Sweat Pants

Traditionally sweat pants were only worn when participating in athletic activities. Today, with a greater emphasis on a casual lifestyle, sweat pants have become a key item in every man's closet. Men's sweat pant trends have evolved to include upscale versions and are embraced by designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Dirk Bikkembergs, Thom Browne, Dries Van Noten and Alexander Wang.

These are not the same sweat pants you wear to the gym or for recreational activities. Rather, these are elevated casual sportswear designs that can be worn instead of jeans or chinos and provide an extra level of comfort. Trainer and lounge pants also fall into this category and usually come in active fabrications like tricot and nylon or in woven plaids.

Whiteraven Printed Snowflake Men's Sweatpant

Whiteraven Printed Snowflake Men's Sweat Pant

Men's Sweat Pant Details

The colors are more subdued than true activewear sweat pants. Bright pop colors are only used as accents and more neutral, sophisticated shades dominate. This is an important factor to differentiate these sportswear versions from their activewear counterparts. Details are more subtle and embellishments are usually kept to a minimum.

The latest versions are printed or come in unexpected fabrications like python-embossed lambskin leather. Sweat pant styling is even making inroads into denim and there are more jean styles being offered with ribbed or elastic waists and hems. The proportions are also more fitted reflecting the slim/skinny spec that is currently popular.

65 MCMLXV Men's Fleece Logo Sweat Pant
To see some of the newest options for men's sweat pants, visit my Pinterest board, Men's Sweat Pants. There you can see the latest versions being worn by style-conscious men around the world. Do you own a great pair of dressed-up sweat pants that you can wear anywhere?

Juan E. Romero is the Owner and Creative Director of 65MCMLXV. He has more than twenty years of Fashion and Design Trend experience. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter.

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