Last fall, a strange thing happened: We saw sweatpants become one of the hottest items in menswear. Not only did this gym-bag staple become appropriate to wear pretty much anywhere, it also became a favorite of runway designers, who paired it with classic weekend wear such as blazers and cardigans, blurring the lines separating formal, casual, and athletic clothing.
This spring, menswear is an all-out melting pot. Tank tops, cardigans, hoodies, jackets, windbreakers—they’re all converging. The result—classic pieces constructed of high-tech athletic materials—is a decidedly active look tailor-made for guys who hit the gym.