You probably read the title to this article and thought, “Why should I care what I’m wearing around the house?” I get it. You’re not going out – you don’t necessarily NEED to put your best face forward. No, this isn’t about style – this is about comfort and utility. Here are some versatile, comfortable options for your wardrobe:
Start With Sweatpants
A good pair of sweatpants will keep you warm, looking decent, and allow you to leave the house to put the trash out on the curb, or do a bit of yard work. Sweats have come a long way in the last 50 years, with moisture-wicking technology, and a much better cut, meaning a bit more shape to them than those things you wore back in high school.
Try the Reebok Play Dry Tech Pants. They’re made with the moisture-wicking polyester I mentioned, which will keep you comfortable. The drawstring is on the interior, which makes for a more uniform and clean look. Available in black and navy with sizes to 5XL/XLT for $55.
Looking for something less sporty and more stylish? Take a look at Polo Ralph Lauren’s Classic Athletic Fleece Pants in sizes to 5XL for $125.
The Right Kind of Shorts for Big Men
Personally, I’m not much of a sweatpants kind of guy. I prefer shorts when I’m lounging, unless it’s freezing outside. Active shorts have historically been a shapeless affair, made for roominess and, well – activity. In recent years, however, they’ve been revamped for a better fit without sacrificing any comfort.
Polo Ralph Lauren makes a great pair of Fleece Drawstring Shorts in sizes to 5XL. They’re made from fleece, so they’re lightweight and comfortable with a bit of a worn in look. The drawstring lets you adjust the waistline to fit your needs. Pick up a pair for $85. Want a more traditional look? Try the Cutter & Buck Pull On Shorts for Men – $46.
Don’t Sweat the Shirt
It doesn’t hurt to have a sweatshirt or two in your arsenal. They’re good in a pinch and, with so many different styles available, you can mix up your look. For those of you who like the classic, yet sporty look – check out the MLB Arch Classic Hoodie for $50. You’ll get a retro look and a roomy fit in sizes to 6XL.
More of a zip-up hoodie kind of guy? Check out the Lacoste Fleece Zip-Front Hoodie, great for hanging inside or getting out. This midweight layer hoodie sports horizontal pinstripes and ribbed knit trim for a more detailed look. If you want something on the lighter side, try a henley, some tank tops, or tees.
Bottom line, it’s good to have comfortable clothes to hang out in – but that look good enough to go out in, too.