Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The ABC's of Style: Always Be Comfortable

I'm a firm believer that if you don't feel comfortable and confident in your clothing, you won't look comfortable or confident in your clothing. That comfort part is crucial, and it's the part that carries over into your home life. Long day at work left you tired and aching to get out of your oxfords and take off that tie? On a cool summer night (and even more so in the wintertimes), there's nothing like a few reliable comfort items to relax in when you get back to your humble abode.

First up, a solid, disturbingly soft pair of sweatpants. As a rule, I avoid fleece sweatpants; they are constantly hot and sticky, which is disgusting. For hotter summer nights, you may want to have something more lightweight on hand, but for year-round comfort, Joe McCoys can't be beat. If Jesus had turned water into sweatpants instead of wine, this is what the end result would be. These things are soft and strong, and age much like the wine he made would have. Nevermind the fact that you didn't go to Greenbrier College; wearing these earns an honorary doctorate in comfort. They will run you about $215, though, so start saving now and you may be able to get them come Winter. Get them here

Second, there's no better friend to an achy foot than a comfortable pair of slippers awaiting you at home. The ones above are by the venerable Harry's of London (purveyors of all things good). When it comes to slippers, I'm always a proponent of buying them either a size up, or with open heels like the 'Mansion' slipper pictured above. This will give your feet some extra room to breath, and will make you loads more comfortable. The Mansion slipper from Harry's is about $158, and you can get them over at 6pm.

Cheap Shots: For slippers, you can never go wrong with L.L. Bean's Wicked Good Scuffs for $50. I've had a pair for years and they still haven't failed me. For sweatpants, you really can't go wrong with any major American brand: Abercrombie has an undoubtedly comfortable pair for $60. I've owned a pair of Abercrombie sweatpants for about 5 years, and they remain the most comfortable pants I own.

1 comment:

  1. good call. I always switch to sweatpants when i get home from work.