For a long time, gray sweatpants were counted as one of the least attractive things a man could wear. That was until the internet had its say. In the internet age, gray sweatpants have not only shaken their bad reputation as a slob’s best friend, but they’ve also gained a reputation as a sartorial thirst trap. As the clouds darken and the temperature drops, we all know that gray sweatpants season is upon us.
Gents have long peacocked in fine tailoring and luxury fashion, but the beauty in the sexualization of gray sweatpants is that they’re the polar opposite of those traditions. For starters, you can reap the benefits of gray sweatpants for a fraction of the cost of a good suit, and beyond that, gray sweatpants are comfortable and fuss-free.
That said, there’s a full spectrum of gray sweatpants out there, ranging from cheap basics to luxurious investments. So, take some time to work out what kind of gray sweatpants season you want this year, and then check out the best gray sweatpants below.
Shop the best gray sweatpants to wear this season below.
Carhartt WIP's Chase sweats are a perennial staple in our fall/winter wardrobe. But while the hoodie often gets the praise, this time around, we're platforming the sweatpants instead.
Under NIGO's creative direction, KENZO has less time for bold prints than it used to. But, to replace said prints is a range of new staples with a street-leaning style. Take these gray sweatpants, for example, which feature an embroidered logo on the back pocket as their only detailing.
Norse Projects should be near the top of your list when it comes to buying simple pieces like gray sweats. Need any proof? The Vanya Sweatpants. The tailoring is just how sweatpants should be and they're cut from heavyweight pure organic cotton.
We mentioned that there's definitely scope to take your desire for gray sweatpants into the luxury sector. This pair from Wooyoungmi has a bit more character than most pairs, thanks to the pleats on each leg.
Surprisingly, there are no stray paint splatters anywhere to be found on this pair of sweats from Gallery Dept. Just a pair of good, old-fashioned slim-cut sweatpants with a basic text logo.
Sure, Stone Island is a master of technical dyeing processes and futuristic fabrics, but what's it all worth if a brand can't make a good pair of gray sweatpants? Nothing. Luckily, Stone Island has perfected that, too.
Palm Angels' Sunday Sweatpants bring a characteristic sense of Cali effortlessness to the table. The fleece-backed, pure cotton build is up there with the coziest sweatpants on the market this season.
Now veering into GOAT territory, there's the Champion Fleece Sweatpants. Without an elasticated cuff to the ankle, this pair drops nicely on your kicks and feels less restrictive. It's one reason why it's been a fan-favorite pair for decades.
adidas makes basic sweatpants too, but we're interested in its more technical designs here. With a slim leg and ergonomic paneled construction, the Stadium Fleece Pants are ready for activity or slouching.
No gray sweatpants conversation is valid unless Nike sweats are mentioned. While some prefer high-end luxury and others the bare necessities, for anyone in the middle of the road, you can't go wrong with a pair of Nike Fleece Sweatpants.
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