6 Pairs of Sweatpants You Can Wear to Work

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Sitting at a desk for hours on end in a confining suit is no man’s idea of comfort. Though the office is not meant to be a place where you can kick your feet back on your desk, relax, and play whatever Star Wars-related game you’re into at the moment, you shouldn’t have to feel uncomfortable, stiff, or confined in your work attire. Thanks to the athleisure trend, you can have more comfortable work attire by ditching your dress pants for sweatpants.

Sounds too good to be true? It’s not — here are six sweatpants you can wear to work. You’re welcome.

1. Lanvin Zip-Detailed Crepe Sweatpants


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Lanvin brings an athletic touch to these tapered sweats that open like a trouser and include belt loops, so no one will know just how comfortable you are. With beautiful zipper-detailing and ribbed trim at the ankle, they’re a nod to sportswear, while the crepe fabric and pocket detailing are characteristics of their tailored counterparts, making this eclectic design the ultimate in smart-casual hybrid. It will be very difficult for anyone to figure out that you’re really wearing sweats.

2. Hugo Boss Lukes Slim Fit, Stretch Cotton Jersey Pants by BOSS Green


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These stretch fit cotton jersey pants by Hugo Boss make you look boss. Coincidence? We think not. These slim-fitting rib knit joggers pick up the slack of you longing for a day off. Though they have a jogger cuff at the bottom, which means no tailoring required, they come in easy to match black and blue. The upper part of the pants include belt loops, allowing you to wear your dress shirt and belt as you would normally. Back pockets included.

3. Helmut Lang Sponge Straight-Leg Pique Trousers


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Designed by Helmut Lang, known for its bold cuts and clean lines, minimalism, and edgy attitude, these cotton trousers, can fool even the most sartorially savvy gentleman into thinking you’re wearing a legitimate pair of wool suit pants.

4. Wings + Horns Twill Cargo Jogger Pants 


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Wings + Horns, a Bloomingdales exclusive, is part of a capsule collection you won’t find anywhere else. These joggers are a sleek hybrid of sweats, cargo, and suit pants that are an interesting take on the athleisure trend. With elastic banded ankles that eliminate the need for tailoring, these pants are perfect to wear to the office on casual Friday.

5. Eleventy Flannel Jogger Pants


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These incredibly handsome joggers incorporate sharp Italian tailoring, featuring a sophisticated extended waist band and athletic influence. Since they’re made of a wool flannel, you’re set to brave the cold in when you have to go into the office. Style and comfort-wise, they’re perfect for the man who doesn’t want to give up his streetwear cred just because he’s in corporate America during the day.

6. Suitable Wear Tailored Jogger


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Although the company specifically notes that these are not sweatpants because they’re made of a luxurious wool and cashmere, take a look at the ankles. They showcase the construction of a typical jogger pant. The subtle duality of these pants makes us love them even more.

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