Cozy, comfy and designed to keep you feeling chilled, a tracksuit is that one reliable look that you’ll find yourself in multiple times a week. And, whilst you can wear any old tracksuit as loungewear around the house, nothing beats the experience of wearing a tracksuit created by a high-end designer.
By elevating the humble sportswear fit with tailored cuts, crème de la crème materials and functional details, designer brands are making excuses for us to practically live in our tracksuits. If you’re in the market for a tracksuit so comfy and practical you’ll find it hard to take off, keep reading to discover our list of the best men’s designer tracksuits.
If practicing treflips is how you spend your free time, you’re rad enough to rock a Supreme tracksuit. The legendary skate brand boasts an extensive selection of tracksuits – there’s tracksuits with ripstop pullovers, Polartec trousers and Gore-Tex jackets with taped seams, as well as ones featuring vintage coach jacket silhouettes and classic nylon joggers. So, no matter if it’s sporty reflective pieces, functional activewear or cozy comfies you’re looking for, consider shopping Supreme.
The North Face
If dour weather is unlikely to stop you from walking your dog or participating in that group hike, a North Face tracksuit may prove to be a worthy investment for you. The outerwear-cum-streetwear brand stocks mountain-ready tracksuits of urban designs – they really are an all-round winner. We mean, what other tracksuit can you wear on your sofa one day and on the summit of Snowdonia the next?
Gucci’s take on off-duty tracksuit looks are always big on branding and bold in color. If you’re a fan of classic Gucic, we’d opt for a look embellished with either the house’s signature GG print or the instantly recognisable red and green stripes. Or, if you’re a fan of Alessandro Michele’s vision for the brand, there’s a variety of tracksuits designed with his signature look in mind – we’re talking about tracksuits with cropped cuts, psychedelic shades and opulent embellishments.
Palace’s Euro-centric aesthetic provides tracksuit lovers with windbreakers, classic fleece joggers, shell jackets and a whole lot more. Trippy graphic prints and fresh fabrics come together to create fits that you’ll want to show off whenever and wherever you can. Plus, the streetwear brand is constantly collaborating with brands such as adidas, Vans and Polo Ralph Lauren.
Off-White’s overarching aim is to inhabit the grey areas that exist between black and white – a concept that lends itself perfectly to the world of sportswear. Off-White’s tracksuit selection sees street-ready staples like technical windbreakers, cargos and nylon cord pants all executed with high fashion tailoring techniques and prettified by trending prints and colors.
With trackies being the non-official uniform of British youth cultures, it makes sense that Burberry has some of the best designer tracksuits in the world. Evidently, Tisci knows what he’s doing.
By experimenting with textiles, graphics, prints and motifs, Burberry has tracksuits for both the subtle and adventurous dressers. Personally, we love to see how Tisci incorporates the fashion house’s iconic Nova check print in unexpected ways.
The Fendi monogram print that adorns so many modern tracksuits from the brand reference the halcyon days of the Italian label’s pre-millennium era. But don’t be fooled by the nostalgic appearance of Fendi tracksuits – the brand’s athleisure collection is brimming with innovative details.
Browse Valentino’s selection of tracksuits and you’ll be able to pigeonhole each into one of two categories: the tailored Valentino tracksuit and the streetwear Valentino tracksuit. The former involves immaculately cut fits and simple colors whilst the latter involves heavy branding and eye-catching prints and colors. Which you pick depends on your demeanour.
No one does upscale skatewear-inspired apparel quite like Palm Angels; and their selection of tracksuits are second to none.
A heady mix of two subcultures – the laid back aesthetic of California’s seventies skate culture and the sartorial sprezzatura of Italian tailoring – Palm Angels tracksuits are retro and ultra-modern all at once. Take the tracksuit pictured above, for example – the sleek, voguish fit is offset by an equestrian print evocative of the past.
EA7 Emporio Armani
EA7 is the sportswear line of sartorial heavyweight Armani; aside from making some of the most foolproof tracksuits on the planet, they also produce some of the comfiest.
An EA7 tracksuit, typically created with soft cotton or nylon, is guaranteed to be classic and easy-wearing – wear one once and you’ll instantly be attached to it! Coming in a range of approachable colors, an EA7 tracksuit is just as versatile as it is comfy.
To the modern-day dappy dandy, there’s nothing more desirable than a Needles tracksuit – it’s what the Sean John tracksuit used to be, the rest of the tracksuits on this list want to be and is what Juicy Couture tracksuit has been to women ever since the Y2K era.
If you are going to invest in a Needles jacket, we’d recommend opting for a velour set. Why? Well, why not? The velour trend is back and it’s here to stay; plus, it’s undeniably comfortable.
If you want a tracksuit that serves ‘I lead, not follow’ energy, we recommend you check out Phipps. The label – founded by former Dries Van Noten and Marc Jacobs designer, Spencer Phipps – takes inspiration from its American roots and Parisian home to produce pieces like this perfectly cut brown suede tracksuit that’s manifestly inspired by The Wild West. Just one look at that elasticated sweatshirt is enough to push us into adding the two-piece set to our shopping bag.
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce and Gabbana add a hefty dose of glamour to everything they create, including their tracksuits. When browsing through the Italian label’s expansive selection of matching zip jackets and sweatpants, one can expect to come across ostentatious patterns, rich hues and flashy branding. Just look at this wild leopard print tracksuit from the brand’s new season collection, for example – a valiant look that only the most dedicated could successfully get away with.
Simple statement pieces are fundamental to Parisian fashion house Givenchy, especially since 1017 ALYX 9SM founder Matthew Williams took to the helm; and the brands selection of tracksuits are of a frill-free yet eye-catching design.
By merging vibrant colors, plush materials and effortless branding into one look, Givenchy has managed to produce some of the most popular tracksuits on the planet. There really is a lot to like and nothing to dislike!
'Loud' is the word that comes to mind when thinking about Philipp Plein’s tracksuit designs – each set is just as flashy as the next. But, is it such a bad thing to look and feel expensive? Absolutely not.
Personally, we’ve got our eye on the brand’s crystal-embellished monogram logo tracksuit, bedecked with all the colors of the rainbow – it unapologetically screams luxury.
Les Tien is primarily concerned with dreaming up genderless basics appropriate for all members of the family. So, no matter if you’re a granny who’s looking to keep up with the times or a teen looking to accrue more love from your peers, you’ll likely find what you’re looking for from the LA-based label’s unfussy collection. The toughest decision will be deciding on a color; if we were you, we’d opt for a shade that you’ll never grow tired of.