Dressing head to toe in black has long been a solid move favoured by the clinically cool and it’s easy to see why: it’s slick, it’s sophisticated, and it’ll never go out of style.
For best results, choose something dark and free from excessive branding, then make it pop with some contrasting sneakers.
Traditionally, tracksuit bottoms are a young man’s game. But being able to exercise restraint when dressing oneself is what separates the boys from the men.
Opt for sweatpants in a classic neutral colourway (grey, navy or black) and team with a tonal, slim-cut T-shirt and a sporty windbreaker, bomber or coach jacket.
On foot, opt for a technical sneaker. Knitted styles are still hugely popular and boast superior comfort to almost any other style of shoe. Darker colourways offer maximum versatility.
Dress them down by layering with a pair of sweatpants and a crew-neck sweater or hoodie, finishing things off with some quality accessories...
A zip-up hoodie or track jacket is an excellent option up top, while a polo tucked in at the waistband can lend things a slightly more dressed-up edge.
Relaxing of dress codes across this story
Until relatively recently, sweatpants didn’t have a place in a man’s life outside of working out or, more likely, vegetating on the sofa.