Sweatpants are a casual pant
originally intended to be worn for athletic purposes. They are a soft pant
made in a variety of fabrics and silhouettes. Although they are a type of
these trousers are worn in many different situations outside the world of
sports. Sweatpants have become a casual pant that are very popular among
men, women, and children. They are often worn in situations that have
absolute no relevance to fitness activities.
The traditional sweatpant was usually quite "baggy" and
loose, making them easy to put on and take off. They were typically made
in various weights of jersey knit fabric. That style typically provides
flexibility and comfort as a result of the loose fit and the stretching
properties of knit fabric. They would generally have an elastic at the bottom
of each leg opening.
Sweatpants are usually made from cotton or polyester,
often of a heavy knit. However they can be made in various fiber contents &
weights. Most sweatpants are made of cotton or a cotton blend, but they
are also made in polar fleece, and other fabric options. They often have
elastic in the waist and possibly a draw cord to tighten or loosen the waist.
Sweatpants are designed with or without pockets. Sweatpants are traditionally
ash gray in color but are now available in most colors.
The first pair of sweatpants was
introduced in the 1920s by Émile Camuset. He was the founder of
Le Coq Sportif.
The sweatpants were simple knitted gray jersey pants that allowed athletes to
stretch and run comfortably.
This type of pant is also known
as tracksuit bottoms, jogging bottoms, warmup pants, trackpants, trackies or
(trackie-daks are the bottom half of the tracksuit,
not the whole. the whole tracksuit is the trackie; the pants are the
They probably have additional slang names as well.
This type of pant is available in
many fashionable styles and are worn in a variety of public situations. Because
of their comfort and fashion, they have become a popular choice of clothing for
people of all ages. They are particular favored by college school age adults in
the United States. They are a staple in many wardrobes similar to the
popularity of jeans,
Many of the modern sweatpants have printing on the leg or rear of the garment.
The printing may state the name or logo of a sports team, university, or some
other novelty print.
In addition to the traditional heavy jersey knit track
suit, many other tracksuits have been developed over the years. The new
versions of track suit have a similar purpose but look much different than the
traditional grey, navy, or black track pant. These may be considered to be
more fashion conscious sweatpants.
There are many variations on the sweatpant design that
have evolved to define their own categories of athletic pants. These variations
include fashion pants, windpants, tearaway pants, and muscle pants. The
sweatpant variations described below are made from many different materials and
in many forms.
typically refers to "fashion conscious" sportswear. These pants are often made
from a variety of materials and in many color combinations or patterns. One
distinguishing characteristic is that fashion pants generally lack the elastic
band at the ankles.
are similar to sweatpants but are lighter and shield
the wearer from cold wind rather than insulate. Windpants are typically made of
polyester or nylon, with a liner made of cotton or polyester. The nylon
material's natural friction against both itself and human legs makes "swooshing"
sounds during walking. Windpants often have zippers on each ankle, letting
athletes unzip the end of each leg allowing the pants to be pulled over their
also known as breakaway pants, rip-off pants, or (in the UK) popper pants, are
closely related to windpants. Tearaway pants are windpants with snap fasteners
running the length of both legs. The snaps allow athletes to remove or “tear
away" the pants in a timely manner to compete in some sports. For example,
basketball and track and field are the two sports commonly associated with the
athletes wearing tearaway pants. This allows an athlete to stay warm and
remove the outer pant just prior to entering the game. This way they can
wear the pant as long as possible before wearing only their shorts that are worn
under the long pants.
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