At a certain point in your adulthood, you recognize it’s time to upgrade some things—to get rid of the chipped plates and bowls you’ve had since college and dispense with the hand-me-down couch that furnished your first bachelor pad. In the spirit of leveling up, Flint and Tinder—the San Francisco-based brand that turns out made-in-America wardrobe essentials—is introducing something that doesn’t often get replaced until long after it needs to: a set of sweats.
The hoodie and sweatpants in the new Fieldhouse Collection are crafted from French terry cotton in the perfect gray material, and have a handful of features that set them apart from something you’d find at a mass-market sporting goods store. The material itself feels broken in straight out of the box, so you’re not losing the worn-in feel of the sweats you’ve had since your undergraduate days, and it’s much lighter than standard-issue fleece. As a result, they both feel great to lounge around in—but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t do some serious work in them. The hoodie features a double zipper, which helps preserve your range of motion instead of locking the hem in one position. (It’s also got an internal media pocket that helps you keep your phone secure when you’re on the go.)
If they feel more familiar than revolutionary, that’s because they’re inspired by the better-fitting sweats issued to old-school college athletes. And to underscore their vintage appeal, all of the hoodies and sweatpants are shipping with a deck of vintage baseball or hockey cards. Which will you get when you place your order? Not knowing is part of the fun.
[Hoodie, $98, and sweatpants, $89; huckberry.com]