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Relaxed to the Max: Stylish Sweats

Fact: shorts make far more sense as workout gear than sweatpants. Those heavy cotton sheaths for your legs have a place, and that place is buried ass-deep in a poofy couch cushion, dusted lightly with Cheetos residue. But new materials, improved elastic, zipper, button and drawstring placement, deeper and more various pockets, modern cuts, and a general aesthetic that doesn’t beg the question “Dad, can you lend me some money?” are pushing some of our favorite sweatpants to the next level of style and utility. Here are our favorites.