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The Best Men’s Sweatpants and Jogger Pants

You can even wear them out to a bar.

We could wax poetic about the best mens sweatpants. With their forgiving waistline and so, so soft fabrics, the sweatpants men want are both alluring and forbidding. Are they, as minds as diverse and Seinfeld and Karl Lagerfeld, said, “a sign of defeat”? Or are they a liberating cry that we, men, deserve a little bit of comfort in our lives?

First, a little clarification. Sweatpants are defined as loose, comfy pants with an elastic or drawstring waist, filed under leisurewear.

Just like an armchair, a pair of sweatpants is both an admission and a celebration of reaching peak fatherhood. But it doesn’t mean you must retreat into your den of iniquity and sloth.  They balance comfort, durability, and style. And if you pick the right pair, you can wear them to work (yes, really), or to a bar for after-work libations.

Best Men’s Sweatpants

With their slim, modern tapered fit, these jogger sweatpants are, dare we say, shockingly flattering.

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We love these streamlined pants, which we almost hesitate to call sweatpants, because of their fitted style and slim fit. They’re suitable for anything except a wedding. They’re made of super-soft cotton jersey and have a drawstring for extra comfort.

If you don't want to advertise that you're wearing sweatpants, get these twill joggers instead.

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You get classic five-pocket styling, a drawstring waist (of course), and sweatpants that are loose through thigh but with a slim, extreme tapered leg. You can even wear these bad boys to the office.

These jogger sweatpants are more on the low-rise side and have a slim fit through knee. They're the most fashion-forward of the bunch.

These loose sweatpants have a signature reinforced crotch panel, and are ideal for anyone kicking back for the day but wanting to not look like a total slob.

So you plan on watching the Patriots all day? Then these sweatpants are your go-to.

These sweatpants are meant for indoors lounging. The cut is slim-straight, and they’re made of soft French terrycloth. You get drawstrings at the waist and the cuffs, plus two pockets. Barcalounger not included.

The most basic of the bunch, these sweatpants have the requisite elastic waistband with grommets and a white cord drawstring.

The ribbed ankle cuffs on these sweatpants give them a little more oomph, but these are your basic, go-to, ultra-comfortable leisure pants.

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