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You Like Sweatpants, Eh?

Roots: Soft leather and softer sweats, now open

  • 19 June 2015

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).

G. Original Slim Sweatpant - Pair with a slim white tee and sleek sneaks for the weekend.

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.

Go forth.

And wear sweats.


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