Fashion

These Track Jackets Will Make You Want To Wear A Tracksuit Like It's Normal

Wear everywhere.
IMAGE Original Penguin
Comments

Does the tracksuit seem like a cop out?

When taken out of the context of sports, as in a get-warm garment worn before the running or swimming, do the track jacket and track pants feel like a no-brainer choice for a no-brainer day?

Well, it kind of does, and that's okay. The same-y sameness of a tracksuit, the quality that some people think is a sin, is not an idea foreign to the stylish.

Proving once again that they're one step ahead, women have been getting away with overt matching with twin sets (a cardigan paired with a pullover) or pajama sets (worn as daywear) that, in their inherent synergy, lend their wearers the diametric qualities of being pulled together while being at ease. 

Men, too, have enjoyed this brand of coolness as when tracksuits became the uniform of hip-hop legends and b-boy crews and just anyone who sought the simplicity of wearing a zip-up jacket (no buttons!) with elasticized pants (still no buttons!) in similar colors.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


The tracksuit is a viable option for days when you just don't have the bandwidth to deal with what goes with what, but though it's easy to put on, it can be hard to pull off. Are you going to be cool like Bruce Lee (or The Bride in Kill Bill) or quirky like Chas in the Royal Tenenbaums or a little weird like Armie Hammer in real life?

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Early this year, when the actor challenged convention by wearing tracksuits during the bulk of promotions for Call Me By Your Name, there were those who made fun of him. (These are people without joy in their hearts.)

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

But when Hammer announced that his tracksuits days were behind him, they missed it.  

Do you dare wear a tracksuit like Hammer? It is easier when the tracksuit is excellent. These ones, in color-block styles and trim lines, are a little bit retro and a little bit sporty—and a whole lot stylish. Observe: 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Consider the track jacket for days when you want to appear dressed and at ease at once. IMAGE: Original Penguin

These project an athletic-sporty feel with its trimmer fit and color-block style. IMAGE: Original Penguin
ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Not exactly a track jacket, this anorak fulfills the same easy feel with the added bonus of being rain-ready. IMAGE: Original Penguin

Of course, the track pants that will go with all three. IMAGE: Original Penguin
ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

From the B-Side Boogie collection of Original Penguin, the jackets touch on several style subcultures, from northern soul in the '60s to disco in the '70s, hip-hop in the '80s to slackers in the '90s. They're also a little easier to wear because there is only one pair of track pants that goes with all options.

This is the matching set that you need on days when you just want to get up and go or fly out the door and concentrate on more important things like having fun.  

Elsewhere, more pieces for leisure: polo shirts and rugby shirts in vintage style. IMAGE: Original Penguin
ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW



ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

originalpenguin.com.ph

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Esquire Philippines
View Other Articles From Esquire PH
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
There might be one final Iron Man and Peter Parker moment in the MCU.
 
Share
A Chinese vessel rammed into a Filipino fishing boat, and then abandoned its 22 fishermen in their sinking boat at sea.
 
Share
The track-inspired collecton drops June 27.
 
Share
Your favorite wrestling superstars will beat each other up in the Philippines in September.
 
Share
The personalized and superior construction of custom-made shoes equal better wear and very happy feet.
 
Share
In 1992 the Pearl Jam frontman connected with a woman after his concert. Last week he found her again.
 
Share
From thick to thin, New York to Neapolitan, stuffed crust to Hawaiian, the options for the best pizza in Manila are aplenty.
 
Share
Facts about our National Hero that may have been overlooked in the teaching of history in classrooms.
 
Share
This idea has upset Piers Morgan for some reason.
 
Share
The Shazam! star made a splash in some great looks for his biggest-ever night as master of ceremonies.
Load More Articles
Connect With Us