In partnership with Willy California
If you’re anything like the majority of InsideHook’s staffers, “relaxed” has been the order of the day when it comes to style this year. With gents around the country spending increasing amounts of time at home, lounge-y athleisure gear has moved to the forefront of many sartorial arsenals, and we’re here for it.
The key is ensuring that comfort doesn’t supplant overall style, and for that you can look to Willy California, purveyors of stylish, versatile athleisure gear that allows you to look your dapperest and feel your chillest simultaneously.
Willy’s garments are designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, each boasting a deft mix of laid-back California vibes and smart tailoring coupled with performance fabrics and obsessive attention to detail. These are handsome staple pieces that perform from the gym to a Zoom call, and look great on everybody — thus making Willy an ideal brand for holiday gifting. No matter who you’re buying for, rest assured he’s gonna catch compliments.
Below, a few of our favorite styles to consider picking up for the folks on your list — and with the code HOOK20, you’ll get 20% off your entire order. As such, if you happened to grab one or two items for yourself in the process, we wouldn’t blame you.
Willy’s most popular product, and for good reason: the poly/spandex blend fabric is clean and crisp enough to pass for a dress short, while at the same time boasting four-way stretch, moisture-wicking capabilities and an unbelievably lightweight feel. Add to that a slightly longer, more versatile inseam and you’ve got yourself a pair of shorts that you can work out in before heading straight out for (appropriately socially distanced) drinks.
Everything we’re looking for in a hoodie: clean, understated and cut slim for a more elevated feel. The mid-weight tencel fabric is trés comfy and warm enough that you can wear it as your on-the-go outerwear piece, but in the event the temp gets really low, the slim fit makes this the perfect hoodie to layer under your favorite jacket (a crisp solid tee as your base layer never hurt).
Not to keep harping on the versatility angle, but you gotta give it up for a polo you could wear to a business meeting, play golf in afterwards and then take out on the town. Crafted from luxurious Peruvian pima cotton, the Nicer Polo is as butter soft as your favorite tee with key anti-microbial properties (see: the aforementioned golf game) and considered details like contrast color styling at the neckline and matching stitching on the chest pocket.
While analyzing samples of premium athletic fabric, Willy’s design team came to the realization that they could utilize this anti-wrinkle poly/spandex blend to craft a chino that would play wonderfully at the office while feeling as cozy as your favorite pair of sweats. Smart tailoring keeps the Nicer Pant looking stylish and professional, while four-way-stretch allows you to move freely and stay comfortable all day long.
There are times when you want to dress it up a tad more than a sweatshirt or hoodie but still feel relaxed and ready to move. Enter the Quarter Zip Pullover, a rock-solid layering piece that looks great over tees and dress shirts alike (and great under just about any jacket in your closet). Raglan sleeves virtually guarantee compliments on your shoulders, and zippered front pockets are great for stashing your assorted accoutrement.
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