We’re about to say something controversial:
Sweatpants can leave the house.
If, and only if, you do them right.
Doing ‘em right: Roots, just opened in Nolita.
Roots is famous for buttery-soft leather goods and even softer sweats, all Canadian-made and emblazoned with Roots’ signature beaver.
Their sweats sport a tailored cut and come in two handsome textured greys that you can wear to Sunday brunch without looking like a fifth-year senior.
Below: nine of the best items you’ll find there, one of which is an in-store exclusive.
A. Tribe Shaving Kit - Super prime Italian leather, compact and portable.
B. Custom Varsity Jacket - The store’s pièce de résistance, only available at their brick and mortar. Find Cory and tell him you want to completely trick out a jacket. He’ll get you straightened out.
C. Park Sock - Another in-store exclusive. Go back later for the autumnal Cabin version.
D. XL Doubleknit Crew - An homage to their traditional sweats, updated for summer.
E. Backpack - Our favorite number from Roots x Huck, because to live adventurously, you best have your hands free.
F. Paddle Against the Flow - Wisdom and advice from 60 successful people who paddle against the tide (Judd Apatow, Spike Jones and the like).
H. Chukka Boot - Rubber sole that’s perfect for the rain and they’re currently on sale. No brainer.
I. Small Banff Bag Tribe - Grab their weekend bag in the classic leather. Lotsa pockets, just how we like it.
Pro tip: visit Tacombi, just down the street, to celebrate your winnings.
And wear sweats.