How to wear men's joggers, choose the best fit and what to wear them with
Now more than ever it’s worth investing in a pair of joggers or two. With limitless outfit combinations, a pair of jogging pants can be the quick answer to a daily style dilemma. Lockdown saw athleisure being injected into our daily wardrobe more and more so now joggers in all their forms have become a trusty staple that every man’s wardrobe needs.
Our Threadbare team have crafted six quality formulas for how to style men’s joggers to make your life easier. Choose which best suits your lifestyle, simply copy and voila. Of course, you can wear your joggers as you please, but if you’re here then you’re probably looking for some style advice and we’ve got just that for you!
Complementary cool co-ord: joggers x sweatshirt/hoodie
Take it easy in a matching set, the perfect outfit for a lazy weekend at home. When lockdown hit, co-ords in all their forms peaked and they never left. Kick back in easy loungewear for chilled evenings in, but you can get away with a walk in the park too by adding a sleek pair of trainers and a padded gilet.
Easy does it: joggers x basic white tee
Joggers and a basic white tee: where form meets function. Elevate your essentials by teaming your joggers with a short sleeve t-shirt for comfy-casual attire. Redefine comfort with downtime-ready loungewear that keeps the sporty aesthetic while allowing for easy movement.
Laidback luxe: joggers x fitted tee + shacket
If your weekend is looking like a coffee date at 11am, or a trip to the park with the kids, then a pair of comfortable joggers that are smart enough to be worn out of the house are a great option. Keep it casual by pairing them with a basic fitted tee and throw on this season’s style saviour: the shacket.
Smart casual: joggers x basic tee + check shirt
A classic check shirt is a great way to bring a pattern and a focal point to an outfit without overshadowing the other elements. Pull out one of the colours in the check, light or dark - although we would suggest a darker pair - and find a pair of slim fit joggers in that colour. Slim fit is best for when you’re out and about as it will look more flattering, particularly if they’re tapered and cuffed at the ankle. For warmth, add a basic t-shirt underneath and finish the look off with a pair of simple white trainers.
Evening out: joggers x cotton shirt
Think joggers are just for lazy days? Variate the texture by pairing your joggers with a cotton shirt for off-duty style that takes inspiration from the utility trend and combines it with classic tailoring. A slim fit jogger is a premium choice for this look and is a great alternative to jeans. By going for a black pair, you can choose any colour of shirt. We fancy a stone coloured shirt to add a new dimension to a rugged yet sophisticated look.
Sunday dinner at home: joggers x polo jumper
Sunday calls for family time but relaxation has to be on the cards too. Kick back in a comfy pair of slim fit joggers that are still smart enough for hosting the parentals but uplevel the outfit a touch with a long sleeve quarter zip polo. This will give a clean cut look without the jogger pants being too laidback.
Choosing the best fit
The best fit for you completely depends on how you like to wear your joggers, and the kind of occasion or setting they’ll be worn in.
Relaxed fit: If you’re more of a jogging bottoms are just for home kind of person, a relaxed fit that isn’t restrictive and will suit your cosy vibe is more than likely the best fit for you.
Regular fit: Regular fits are great for both home and out, but for the latter it can be more stylish to opt for a tapered pair that are cuffed at the ankle, just so they draw the eye and don’t add unnecessary or unwanted volume to your outfit.
Slim fit: Slim fit joggers are a hot trend for their versatility. They often look smart enough for out-of-home occasions and can be styled up with sleek trainers and a smarter shirt.
Keeping it casual and cool has never been easier thanks to the resurgence of the jogger trend. If you get the right fit and style them with the right kind of pieces, you can’t go wrong with a pair of track pants. We’ve rounded up our best tips for you to take away and think about the next time you’re after a pair of joggers, or simply looking to style the ones you already own.
- Match your look to your lifestyle. Choose a pair of joggers that will suit the kind of activities your everyday life entails. If you spend more time lounging than outdoors, a regular fit style may be the option for you, whereas if you’re after a pair you can style up for weekend days out, a slim fit or cargo style may be more your thing.
- Choose a complementary colour depending on your skin tone and what you’ve paid them with. Most skin tones suit all colours and with a bottom half, it’s easier to go for something a bit wilder than usual, however by choosing a staple colour like a black or grey marl, you’ll have kept it simple and easy to style the rest of your outfit.
- Keep it simple. For an easy styled look, pair joggers with a similar tone t-shirt. For something more elevated, add a basic tee and a shacket. Don’t overcomplicate with fussy footwear or patterned t-shirts, just go with the flow of the laidback feel and team your track pants with understated essentials for a slick, fresh look.
For more inspiration, we totally recommend following the street style on display at Fashion Week. Keep your eyes peeled in February and September for the bloggers, influencers and outfit artistes in the fashion capitals (London, Paris, Milan, New York) and copy their style. Vogue always have the best coverage: Milan Men’s Fashion Week Isn’t Just for the Boys: Shop 5 of The Coolest Street Style Looks | Vogue
You can find more recommendations of men’s joggers on Men's Health magazine and how to wear them in this article by Public Rec. Learn what to with them thanks to Hot Drops who have the best men's outfit tips.