Time for You to Wear a Tracksuit

The SST tracksuit (the name is short, of course for “Superstar”) takes the classic look of the Three Stripes and brings it into the modern age. You can easily break it up and wear either piece on its own. But really, it’s a whole lot more fun to go all in. Here’s what makes it worthy of a place in your closet.

Track jackets and pants have become modern-day staples that work with pretty much every kind of style. So getting a full tracksuit that breaks down into its component parts means that you have at your disposal not one but two pieces of clothing that any style-minded guy would do well to have. That’s great! That kind of mix-and-match (or do whatever the hell you want) vibe is what makes getting dressed as a guy so much fun in 2018. Wear the jacket with a pair of jeans. Try the pants with a T-shirt and a denim jacket. Or, if you’re so inclined, wear them together. Which brings me to my next point.

Wearing a full tracksuit isn’t a small thing. It is, in the common parlance, a move. A flex. A declaration that you know what’s up, and this is exactly what you’re doing about it. That kind of thing is not for the faint of heart. But if you want to channel the vibe of old-school Chas Tenenbaum—or, even better, new-school Armie Hammer—there’s no better way to plant your flag.

If the idea of flexing on the world at large doesn’t convince you, there’s one more important thing to remember: The tracksuit is a bonafide classic. The only reason it fell out of favor is that guys like you and me weren’t willing to put in the work to keep it current. I’m not saying that rocking a full tracksuit—or even just the pants or jacket on their own—is a legitimate act of cultural conservation. But it’s close. Plus, you’ll look cool. What do you have to lose?

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