J. Press York Street Sweatpant

J. Press York Street Sweatpant

If menswear over the past 18 months had to be summarized in eight words or less, it would read as something along the lines of comfort and style are no longer mutually exclusive. For your immediate consideration: A pair of accommodating, upscale sweats. Once relegated to the back of underwear drawers and sales racks nationwide, a new breed of 100% cotton garments are winning over style-conscious bloggers and practical dudes alike. Mind you, we aren't talking about your father's mustard-stained couchwear – we're referring to sophisticated, tailored fits like the ecru number from J. Press that's pictured here. Note how it gives your important regions room to breathe while gently tapering in toward the ankle (Hammer pants, these ain't). Try pairing them with a pair of colorful vintage sneakers and a plain oxford button-up (basically, anything you'd wear with khakis) for a cool but cozy weekend look that says: "I value comfort, but there's no way I'd wear Crocs." [$145; jpressonline.com]