a number of names* team up with America’s Jimmy Sweatpants to create this classic grey pair, exclusive to the UK.
Former ICECREAM skater and Gourmet employee, Jimmy Sweatpants is based in LA and creates these classic, no-fuss, sweatpants. His signature tie-dye versions are a global exclusive to the ANON store, having inspired anon* founder Craig Ford while on a trip to LA.
“I hadn’t worn sweatpants since I was 11 or 12. I thought it had always looked quite sloppy. But last summer I was hanging about with the guys from LA, like Greg Lucci (Gourmet Footwear) and Jimmy (Sweatpants) and thought the way that they wore it looked really smart. They were wearing them with some really expensive designer shoes and an expensive Comme des Garcons down shirt and it just looked amazing. Everyone my age in my industry wears chinos or jeans turned up short with a pair of fucking brogues. So for me, it was almost punk-rock to wear a pair of sweatpants and I started wearing them religiously with an oxford shirt.”
These drawstring, classic fit sweatpants are a breath of fresh air in today’s world of overly tapered, elastic hemmed fashion joggers. This is how they should look. It’s nice to see a number of names* taking them even more classic with a simple grey marl and their anon* blue on the collaborative branding and pocket linings.
These are available now from the a number of names* flagship store in Soho.