Joggers these days have transitioned from strictly sportswear only, to something that can be worn out and about. With the introduction of athleisure fashion, more and more guys will be seen ditching the jeans in favour of more comfortable jogging bottoms.
Joggers are known as the skinny version of sweatpants. With a tapered or elasticated ankle cuffs, a dark pair can easily be mistaken for jeans from a distance; and still look stylish up close. At Mainline Menswear, we’re going to provide you with a quick ‘how to’ guide for wearing joggers. Letting you know how and when to wear them, and our favourite pairs.
What to wear joggers with
Deciding what to pair your jogging bottoms with depends on what kind of environment you’ll be in. For a casual look, wear a fitted t-shirt and clean, crisp trainers. T-shirts are very versatile within men’s fashion, which is why they’re the perfect choice to wear with the sportswear style of jogging bottoms.
Go for a monotone look with dark joggers and a white t-shirt, or accessorise the look with a patterned jumper or zip hoodie to add layers to your outfit. On the flip side, if you’re wearing light coloured joggers, wear a dark t-shirt to avoid your look being too boring.
Wearing a shirt with joggers is becoming much more popular these days, and provides an indie-chic look for the wearer. In a casual situation, opt for a short sleeves shirt with plimsolls or trainers. Choosing a patterned shirt will draw the attention to your upper half; distracting from the fact you’re wearing joggers.
If you want to look even smarter, pair a long sleeved shirt with dark joggers and boat shoes. Then with the addition of a bomber jacket or blazer, you can elevate your look from weekend casual to smart attire suitable for almost anything.
When to wear joggers
Although joggers can be dressed up with a shirt to look smarter, it’s still best to wear them in more casual situations. They will never replace trousers or chinos for the smartest environments, so for a fancy dinner, leave them at home. If you’re attending any sporting event, joggers are definitely acceptable – this is what they were originally designed for after all.
You can also wear them over the weekend, whether you’re taking a walk along the beach, or meeting up with friends for lunch. In these situations, go for dark coloured joggers with a patterned jumper or shirt. And of course, the failsafe of when to wear joggers is loungewear. They’re definitely the most comfortable option for hanging out in the house, and are more impressive them pyjama bottoms for if someone unexpectedly turns up at your front door.
Mainline Menswear Top Picks
At Mainline Menswear, we have a large collection of stylish joggers, available from many high end brands including Hugo Boss, Adidas, Versus Versace, EA7 Emporio Armani and Diesel. These come in many different styles and colours, so you can find the perfect pair to suit you.
Our favourite dark pair of joggers are these black Hugo Boss joggers. With two jetted pockets on the hips these joggers are both practical and stylish. The black colour means they’re subtle enough to be paired with almost anything, and the ankle cuffs allow them to be worn with trainers for a casual look, or with boat shoes or boots for a smarter look.
If you want a lighter coloured pair of jogging bottoms, go for something like these G Star Raw Scorc joggers in grey. The slight striped design creates texture for your look, and are ideal paired with a dark t-shirt or winter coat. You can wear these joggers with boots for more protection against colder weather, or just lounge around the house in them after work.
Finally, if you want some joggers which fully advertise the brand you’re wearing, try these Adicolor joggers from Adidas. The bright blue colour is very eye catching, accompanied by the Adidas Trefoil logo on the left thigh. The Adidas three stripes also run down the side of both legs, so everyone will know what brand you’re wearing. Designed for sport, these joggers are the perfect pair for the gym, or a leisurely game of football.
If you want a new pair of jogging bottoms, Mainline Menswear stocks a large number to meet your demands. We also sell thousands of other items you can pair with them, including footwear, t-shirts, jumpers, shirts, jackets and more. Visit our website here to browse our extensive range of stock.