Sartorial preferences have changed drastically over the years. The most significant thing that is immediately apparent is that dress codes have become a lot more tolerant and relaxed. From the office environment to clubs that have stress on dress codes, all of them are becoming more and more accepting of casual tidbits. There was a time when some posh nightclubs looked down on sneakers and trainer shoes. But with widespread acceptance of trainer shoes into smart casual fashion, you can easily get away with sporting them with a blazer and a pair of chino trousers.
What this goes to show is that funk is in. Athleisure has taken over and its charm is making its way into the smart wardrobes of men. The latest addition to this growing trend of making sportswear the centre of your attire are jogger pants or joggers as they are fondly called. Just like sweatshirts, joggers have managed to find their way into a wide variety of dressing scenarios mainly because of the comfort that they offer. But unlike sweatshirts they come in a staggering variety of styles. You have sports joggers, lounge joggers, and there is even something called denim joggers as a comfortable and a lightweight substitute for denim jeans!
This basically proves that joggers are here to stay and are widely accepted. So it is only fitting that we check out some hot combinations that you can make by incorporating them into your attire.
- Street Style: The name itself is a giveaway. Joggers are a natural fit into casual attire that you would wear to spend some leisurely outdoor time. This is because they even came into mainstream fashion as a staple wear for the street. You can wear them with your t-shirts and throw anything from a bomber jacket to a denim jacket on top to create more interest. The best approach to this style is to keep things simple. Make sure your t-shirt does not have too many prints if you are going to use it as a layer underneath your jacket. Top this look with some high top sneakers.
- Smart Casual: Boost up your smart casual wardrobe by introducing the comfort of joggers into it. Substitute your bomber or denim jacket for an unstructured blazer or an overcoat. Wear them with a shirt or a knitted pullover to keep things looking smart. Complete this look with some smart looking footwear like desert boots, high top boots or dark coloured trainers. To make this look more effective, look to use ‘smart joggers’. They are basically a hybrid of chinos or tailored trousers and joggers!
- Winter Ready: Given how men’s jogger pants are made from cotton, knitted wool or polyester materials, they inherently are designed to keep you warm. This means they are perfect for use during those times of the year where there is a nip in the air. Pair them up with sweaters, scarves, woollen overcoats and knitted pullovers to create an interesting look. Use them like you would use denim jeans or chino trousers with the winter wear in your wardrobe!