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Raise a glass to Émile Camuset — he’s the guy who invented sweatpants back in 1920. Generations of guys owe him lots of drinks for creating comfortable pants that can be worn almost everywhere.
During lockdown, sweatpants and sweatsuits for men became the outfit everyone lived in. The New York Times and The Guardian (among other publications) wrote articles on how men’s sweatsuits, sweatpants and sweatshirt sales skyrocketed, and even saved some business. SPY has also written about the future of athleisure, which is everywhere you look these days.
After emerging back into the world, the last thing a guy wants to leave behind are his newfound appreciation for comfortable sweats. Fortunately, you don’t have to, as sweatsuits are perfectly mainstream casual apparel in 2021. Hands down, the best men’s sweatsuits are the most comfortable items a guy can own. You can sleep in them and work in them. Sweatsuits for men are the perfect creation.
Thankfully, brands and designers understand that men do not want to give up their sweats. The best sweatsuits for men this fall are still comfortable, but the style’s been amped up just a notch. And because they’re now a tad “fancy,” some brands have renamed sweatpants to the trendier sounding “joggers.” Don’t worry, no matter what the name is, they’re still the same comfy elastic waist fleece pants you’ve always loved.
We found 15 sweatsuits for men in every price point and style, from fast-fashion picks to stylish new releases from Todd Snyder to OG athletic apparel from brands like Adidas and Champion. We’ve even got designer sweatsuits for men, sustainable sweatsuits for men, and everything in between.
So, go ahead, suit up. Don’t you deserve to be comfortable?
Chances are you wore Champion in gym class, and around campus in college. The brand’s been going strong since 1919. They’ve outfitted college and professional sports teams as well as thousands of kids of generations. When you buy something from Champion, there’s a good chance that they’ll last for 10 years or longer…tons of guys are hanging on to their Champion sweatshirts from years ago. They use 10% recycled polyester fibers made from plastic bottles in their fleece items.
Champion gets creative with their logo in these fleece sweatsuits for men separates. The hoodie’s front has the brand name in their classic script on the chest, and an appliqued “C” at the cuff.
These sweatpants Champion joggers have an elasticated waist, side pockets, jogger cuff and come in four colors.
2. Todd Snyder
We’re huge fans of Todd Snyder over here at SPY. His modern, updated classic clothing is the stuff we want to live in. Well made, with that touch of casually cool, his sweatsuits for men take the hunter’s camo and make it streetstyle worthy.
The muted camo print sweatshirt has one chest pocket, ribbed cuffs and made from French terry. Oh, and it’s made in collaboration with Champion — they call them the OG of sweats for a reason.
These slim cut sweatpants have a solid color waist, drawstring waist, ribbed cuffs and made with French terry. Made in collaboration with Champion, you’ll find the C-patch on front and back pockets.
3. Mack Weldon
CLASSIC GRAY SWEATSUIT
Mack Weldon made their reputation for creating the most comfortable boxer briefs on the men’s fashion scene. Then, they made joggers that raised the bar on men’s joggers. Their menswear is made for function, style, and comfort. Sleekly designed, and made to fit and not constrict, the brand is a go-to for guys everywhere. We also named the Mack Weldon Ace Sweatpants the best sweatpants of 2020 in our end-of-year awards. Paired with a classic Crewneck Sweatshirt, and you have the ultimate gray sweatsuit for style and comfort. Even though we recommend the classic gray sweatsuit, these sweats are available in tons of colors.
Their crew neck sweatshirt is made from micro-sanded French terry, so it’s extra soft. It has a tailored fit, ribbed cuffs and waistband, and a raglan sleeve. You can also pair this sweatshirt with chinos and lace-up shoes.
The matching sweatpants are made from the same micro-sanded French terry, and have a tailored fit. They have an elasticated waist with a drawcord, the back of the pants cuff (ankle) are ribbed, two front pockets, one back zippered pocket, and a zippered pocket that the brand calls the “stealth pocket” on the side of one leg.
4. Adidas Originals
Adidas mined the 90s for their sweatsuits for men this season. They’ve combined preppy touches with enough 90s grunge to give their set some attitude. Yeah, you could wear it to the gym, but there’s a whole world out there that needs to see this sweatsuit.
Made from seriously soft cotton French terry, this crew neck sweatshirt has a blue and white striped neckline, and the logo’s done in collegiate lettering
The matching sweatpants are also made in cotton French terry, this is a fabric you could live in as it’s so soft and breathable. They have an elasticated waistband with a cord tie, ribbed cuffs, and pockets. The logo is done in collegiate print and climbs up one leg.
5. The Gap
THE NEW GO-TO
The Gap is smart; they realize that guys wear sweats for more than lounging on the couch. They’ve got what they call a “sweats system,” where you can mix and match sweat separates in a rainbow of hues. The collection encompasses hoodies—both zip and pullover, crewnecks, and sweatpants that are plain or branded. They’re made in a factory that runs the Gap Inc PACE (personal advancement and career enhancement) program. It was created to aid and empower the women who work for them.
Fall’s sweats from the Gap are done in muted earth tones; choose from green, burgundy, or gray tonal tie-dye. Made in a cotton/poly blend, 9% of the polyester is sourced from recycled materials. It has kangaroo pockets and ribbed cuffs.
These garment-dyed joggers have front slash pockets, an elasticated waist, back pocket, and elasticated cuffs. They’re also made in a cotton/poly blend using 9% recycled materials.
6. John Elliott
BEST AFFORDABLE DESIGNER
Buying anything Jon Elliott is like leveling up style-wise. His menswear is a cutting-edge combination of streetwear and high-end fashion with a (relatively) affordable price point. Elliot doesn’t skimp on fabrication or construction, so everything he makes are quality goods.
Slim cut with a futuristic bent, the John Elliott Hooded Villain Sweatshirt has a raised neckline (great for windy days). Made from French terry (a popular fabric in the season’s most comfortable hoodies) which Elliot customized with flatlock stitch detailing, the side of the kanga pockets are zipped so that nothing will fall out.
Elliott’s matching drop crop Escobar sweatpants were inspired by 80s South American soccer warmup pants. They’ve got diagonal seaming on the leg and are tapered down from knee to hem. There’s a back zippered pocket and two front slash pockets.
7. ASOS Design
Made with organic cotton, this oversized men’s sweatsuit serves up fashion and comfort in one outfit. The pullover hoodie has a pouch pocket, and the matching sweatpants have an elasticated waist and slash pockets. This matching sweatsuit is also available in a range of plus sizes for big and tall guys, so everyone can get in on the drip.
8. Rowing Blazers
Rowing Blazers is another SPY editor favorite, and the collegiate-inspired brand has plenty of sweats that can be mixed and matched to create the perfect men’s sweatsuit. With the brand’s new NBA collection, you can even assemble your own sweatsuit featuring the logo of your favorite NBA team. Personally, we’d recommend the cream-colored Rowing Blazers Creperie Sweats pictured below, but head to the brand’s Hoodies & Sweats section to see all of the various styles available to you. If you want to create the best men’s sweatsuit for your personal style, then head to Rowing Blazers before this season’s best looks sell out.
Like many of the season’s best men’s sweatsuits, the Rowing Blazers Creperie sweats and hoodie pictured below are made from luxuriously soft french terry.
9. For Days
BEST SWAP PROGRAM
For Days has a unique program; you can swap your old For Days items for new ones. Not only does this woman-owned company use sustainable materials, but they also make sure that every item they make is 100% recyclable. By swapping your old For Days items for new ones, you’re looking good and helping the environment at the same time.
Their unisex cotton crew neck sweatshirt is made with organic and recycled cotton and then dyed with nontoxic dyes. It has the classic roomy fit, enabling you to layer it over a t-shirt and even a light sweater. It also comes in bright blue and army green.
The matching mid-weight cotton fleece jogger is made with organic cotton. It has a drawstring waist and two front deep pockets. The sweatpants also come in army green and light gray.
10. Alo Yoga
BEST FOR THE GYM AND BEYOND
Alo Yoga has a reputation for creating high-quality activewear that can go from the studio to the street. Their men’s gear comes in every color imaginable, and they make workout clothing that can be used for all types of sports including running, yoga and lounging (lounging is a sport). This men’s sweatsuit can be used for the gym and beyond.
This fleece pullover sweatshirt has tonal color-blocking on the chest and a Velcro pocket on one sleeve. The matching sweatpant features cargo pockets, yes, they are coming back. This time around, the cargo pockets have a leaner silhouette and fit nicely on the leg.
11. Celine HOMME
Could a men’s sweatsuit become a decadent, indulgent treat? Looking at Celine Homme’s creation, the answer is yes. With Hedi Slimane as the creative director of both the men’s and women’s labels, look for extravagant, almost baroque designs with a unique modern twist. This men’s sweatsuit is from Celine Homme’s “Teen Knight Poem” fall/winter collection. Envisioned by Slimane, winter clothing is a mashup of gothic, rock, and gritty fantasy.
We hope you aren’t afraid of bold looks, because the Celine Homme Animal Print Cotton Jersey Hoodie and Sweatpants are definitely bold. The soft animal print hoodie has a contrast drawcord, kanga pocket and ribbed cuffs. It can also be paired with dark or black denim jeans and combat boots. The matching sweatpants are mid-rise with a tapered leg. They have two slash pockets, and an elasticated drawstring waist and cuffs.
BEST UP AND COMING DESIGNER
Casablanca is an up-and-coming brand, no make that meteoric as they’re quickly conquering the luxury field. The brand is a little over two years old, was shortlisted for the 2020 LVMH prize and can be found in high-end shops globally. Headed by Charaf Tajer, the line is imbued with a touch of relaxed resort wear mixed with a touch of streetwear, a dash of humor and a dab of old-fashioned elegance.
This crew neck cotton sweatshirt has what looks like at first glance a graphic print, but upon closer inspection, it’s really an embroidered scene. The sweatshirt has a ribbed waistband and cuffs. It’s cut for a loose relaxed fit, making layering easy and comfortable.
The matching sweatpants have an elasticated waistband and instead of a basic drawcord, the waist is finished with a paisley print silk self-tie. Wear the sweatpants with a polo shirt so you can show off the paisley. These sweatpants have front slash pockets and one back pocket.
Coalatree started off as an organic farm and now produce eco-friendly, sustainable clothing that goes from trail and trek to the office and weekend. This is a unisex design whose fabric is a heathered mix of color and black hues. They make these sweats in small batches, so get your pre-order in now. On a personal note, I own this sweatsuit and can attest to how insanely comfortable it is. When it’s really cold out, I live in it.
Having a bad day, then slip on this soft and plush hoodie, it’s like getting enveloped in a hug. Made from recycled coffee grounds. There’s a lined zippered pocket that’s the size of the kangroo pouch. That zippered pocket has slip pockets, making it easy to organize keys, wallet, and phone.
The matching joggers or sweatpants have an elasticate waist and cuffs. The two front pockets and the back pockets all zip up, keeping your valuables secure.
Cashmere is as soft as a kitten, wearing it, you feel like you’re enveloped in a cloud. Fortunately, the founders of Naadam created a sustainable, eco-friendly, ethical cashmere company that makes affordable luxury. While you wouldn’t want to wear a cashmere men’s sweatsuit to the gym, they’re so nicely tailored, you could wear them any and everywhere else.
Made from recycled and virgin cashmere, the Naadam Recycled Cashmere Hoodie is the perfect match for the coordinating cashmere sweatpants. It could easily go with your favorite jeans and dad sneakers too. This cleanly cut hoodie has ribbed cuffs and a waistband.
Navy looks especially handsome when done in cashmere. These sweatpants are made with medium-weight cashmere wool, so they’re breathable and won’t wrinkle. They have an elasticated waistband and cuffs, and two slash pockets. They also come in three other colors.
With more than 1,200 positive reviews, this 80s inspired men’s sweatsuit is a global hit. Buyers have raved over the “comfy fit,” and style. The beige sweatsuit is enlivened by colorblocking in royal blue and gold. The crew neck sweatshirt has ribbed cuffs and waistband. The sweatpants have an elasticated waistband with a beige drawcord.