Men’s fashion has witnessed a significant metamorphosis and the easing of dress codes has been a recurring subject in the last decade or so. Contrary to popular belief, without the traditional suit and tie, the modern men can still look put together and sophisticated. Casual is now popular, to the point where joggers, which are laid-back leisurewear, are now considered a standard staple in every men’s closet. A pair of high-quality joggers can now be worn outside of the gym, on walks, to the movies, when you meet a friend for coffee, or on a lazy Sunday at home.
Unlike the baggy versions of the past, today’s joggers are cut closer to the body and have a tapered leg, giving them a far more elegant look. These two-way stretched new-age joggers, made of premium cotton, combined with materials like poplin and the finest grade of elastane, are a step up from traditional pyjamas that restrict movement. So when you decide to wear them out, you will appear polished while remaining ultra-comfy. Sakshi Srivastava, Senior Fashion Designer, DaMENSCH suggests how to elevate your casual appearance and wear joggers the proper way.
You can breathe new life into your old wardrobe with a two-piece set, matching tracksuit, or popularly known as co-ords. These matching coveralls have resurfaced thanks to the current 1990s renaissance and continuous taste for throwback sportswear. So to have a good-looking and casual appearance, you don’t need to overcomplicate things. A zip-front tracksuit with contrast taping is the way to do it. To seem even more dapper, add a baseball cap and colourful sneakers to your ensemble.
The simple tee or a polo has evolved into a wardrobe staple that goes great with a jogger laid-back look. Choose a solid-coloured basic crewneck T-shirt or polo instead of jazzy patterns to go perfectly with your jogger. Add funkiness to your basic ensemble by trying for a top-to-bottom contrast. This look will make getting dressed a whole lot easier and quicker.
You’d be astonished at how many different ways layering your clothes may keep you warm on those chilly days. Pair your cool jogger with ties at the waist with a designer sweatshirt or hoodie and sneakers for a streetwear vibe. You can also amp up your look with a white tee, bomber jacket, or a denim jacket and leather sneakers for a laid-back look suitable for men of all ages.
A Dependable Gym Tank
A tank top paired with sweats is the best way to get a man into training mode. When you go to the gym, a contrasting tank top made of breathable fabric and a great pair of flexible, moisture-locking jogger will make you appear sharp without an effort. The interlocking double knit fabric at the bottom of the jogger will provide you with superior shape and movement when you get ready to unleash your beast mode. Don’t forget your sports shoes with this look.
Wear a cotton vest over a pair of snug sweats for a slick, I-woke-up-like-this look. While they are classified as sportswear, slim-fit Ottoman joggers are very much ideal for lounging on the couch on those extra-lazy weekends when friends come over or wearing while watching Netflix and chilling or if you needed to run to the store quickly. Because of the sweat-wicking fabric and flexibility of the sweats, it is a top choice if you want to relax with style.
For a simple yet sophisticated look, wear a neat, ironed button-down shirt and matching ottoman joggers. If you adore this ensemble and want to wear it to work, pair it with a grey coat or blazer for a refined and gentlemanly touch. This style will not only give you a cleaner appearance, but it will also make you feel more at ease with yourself on a budget.
Wear black from head to toe. It has long been a staple of the clinically cool, and it is easy to understand why. This look is slick, smart, and will never go out of style. One of the most crucial words in menswear is simplicity. A classic grey crew neck will always win, but other neutrals and earthy tones can also work. It is impossible to go wrong with a deep, rich navy blue for joggers. Last but not least, make sure your joggers look like they belong with the outfit, not like they were thrown on because your favourite pair of jeans were in the wash.