What is the first thing you do when you get home from a long day at work? Say hello to your significant other or pet? Start considering what you can hustle up to eat? No? How about free yourself from the confines of your restrictive mandatory work-wear and into something a whole world more comfortable-like your trusty sweatpants.
At some stage in our lives we are all guilty of spending a little too much time in our favourite pair of trackies, but where do you draw the line? Maybe it starts off small, with a causal trip down the road for milk or bread, but before you know it you’re spending your weekends trying to convince the bouncer on the door that you have not wandered in off the streets.
Now, we know it’s tempting to live in a world of soft forgiving cotton 24 hours a day, but there are lines of self-preservation which should not be crossed. Doubly so for the big and tall man, who has a range of stylish and fitted options available to him thanks to stores such as Ron Bennett’s Big Men’s Clothing, rather than resorting to track pants on a daily basis. Unless you are Ronald Reagan, owning the look with a business shirt and tie tucked in; there really is no excuse.
So, this begs the question: When are sweats acceptable out-side wear?
1) At early morning sports events as a sideline spectator. Take your style notes from soccer dads everywhere and take advantage of those early mornings which give you a free pass to comfort.
2) Around a campfire, preferably in a camping scenario. On the occasion in which you find yourself reclining around an open fire, it is perfectly acceptable to be donning full, head to toe sweats, as comfort and warmth in these situations is paramount to survival. Or perhaps less dramatically, it is a great excuse.
3) Walking a golden retriever while on a white sand beach. Don’t ask why, just picture it. A Labrador would also be acceptable.
Before anyone hits the streets tomorrow in an old pair of trackies because we gave our blessing for the above three situations, understand this: this is not a free pass to out-right slobbery. The out-and-about look here works because the new structured styles of sweats allow you to dress them up with something like a button down shirt—instead of just wearing a t-shirt.
Our chief pick for any number of these events has to be the collection from Canterbury. Inspired by the “spirit of the game”, their range of casual wear uphold their fine tradition of producing only the most stylish and durable menswear.
Aimed specifically at those unwilling to compromise looking good for weekend comfort, the Canterbury brand has built a solid reputation for manufacturing the most practical and sought after range of men’s apparel available. From sweatshirt’s to track pant’s, polo’s to T shirt’s, Canterbury have you covered in every facet of the “game of life”.