Menswear Look of the Week: The Sweat Spot

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Some guys are most comfortable in a three-piece suit. Others still can’t part with their dingy college sweats that they wear for any occasion that doesn’t require a shirt that buttons. Comfort is subjective, as is style. But behold: A way to melt this dichotomy of fashion and frump down to something bold and cozy.

ALIVE Menswear Sweats

Step one: Make a vow that  you’ll never wear your old, tattered sweats anywhere in public except for the gym. Step two: Splurge on slim-fit sweats like these, from Topman. They’re form-fitting just where you need them to be—the ankles, the calves, and slightly in the thighs and back side. And because these are cuffed at the bottom, they keep the heat in and the cold air out. Go for a neutral-ish color (heather sweats are always a good choice) and spice them up with different patterns and fabrics in the other pieces you’re wearing.

The shirt and accessories are up in the air. Because the tweed blazer gives this look such a classy, unexpected edge, crewneck or V-neck sweaters are your best options. Stick with a modern-minimal shoe; these Fred Perry sneakers are just enough. Throw on a cap and your bag, and you’re out the door. From the couch to the coffee shop to the couch again, this outfit will take you wherever you need to go while putting style and comfort at the forefront.

Tweed Blazer and Hat ($59.95 and $9.95 at H&M); Scotch & Soda Sweater ($89, similar styles at 10denza); Topman Skinny Jogger Sweatpants ($50 in similar colors at Nordstrom); Fred Perry Sneakers and Urban Oxide Bag ($90 and $68 at Sole & Blues)

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