It’s already been like that for a minute with the finest $2,000+ nappa lambskin leather designer drawstring pants and their few-and-far-between owners. Since, there has been a definite surge in the production of the style on the slightly-more-affordable side of the fashion spectrum. That’s not to say the style is over-proliferating the industry, it’s actually kind of the opposite. Brands like Publish and Kith NYC have both created a run of sellout styles, which has only worked to heighten the boom of the trend. But it feels like the trend is nearing the tipping point: street style blogs are already awash with them and it won’t be too long before IRL streets are, too.
Sportswear is now a common option even for those of us who have a real aversion to sport. It’s become a signal of taste and style rather than someone who’s just come straight from training, and jogger pants have become an extension of that, another canvas for designers to experiment with. Pair that with the irrefutable comfort they provide and it’s a logical trend movement, one that I welcome with open arms but with the caution that any sellout trend requires.