Every year on January 21, International Sweatpants Day is observed, and we’re going to celebrate by wearing our sweatpants all day! Although this may not be possible if your school or workplace has a dress code. Can you believe sweatpants have been around for nearly a century? Sweatpants are loose, soft pants that were originally designed for athletes and comfort. They’re made with stretched knitted jersey fabrics, an elastic waistband, a drawstring, and, occasionally, elastic cuff hems. Sweatpants can be loose and baggy or form-fitting, made of thick or thin materials, and come in a variety of colors. They are known as tracksuit bottoms, track pants, or trackies outside of the United States.
History of International Sweatpants day
The history of sweatpants can be traced back to 1882, when the French clothing, footwear, and sports equipment company Le Coq Sportif was founded. Émile Camuset, the founder, designed sweatpants for athletes a few years later, in the 1920s. These sweatpants had no frills and were made of knitted grey jersey pants. Russell Athletic, an American clothing manufacturer, reinvented sweatpants in 1926 by replacing the wool jersey with soft, comfortable cotton. A decade later, Champion, another American clothing manufacturer, followed suit with anti-shrink and heat-preventive designs. Champion debuted its iconic Reverse Weave sweatpants clothing line in 1952.
Sweatpants were not taken off during the 1950s, nor were they considered respectable attire. It was mostly used in gyms and on university campuses. Sweatpants were sold alongside sweatshirts, but they did not have the same level of prestige as the latter. This is due to the fact that sweatshirts were printed with the names of colleges or universities. As a result, it was common to see students wearing sweatshirts with khakis or jeans trousers. Sweatpants gained popularity in the 1960s and 1970s. Athletes were the focus of attention, and their athletic image became synonymous with sweatpants and sweatshirts. Sweatpants were popular in hip-hop culture in the 1980s. Rappers turned them into their signature piece of clothing, wearing them in music videos and on casual street walks.
With the advent of social media in the twenty-first century, athletic wear reached new heights as their classic looks became associated with fitness, casualness, and a laid-back attitude. Clothing designers introduced new styles as their popularity grew. In 2010, International Sweatpants Day was established. It has since been observed on January 21 to honor the comfort of sweatpants. Sweatpants get their name from their ability to absorb sweat. As a result, they were among the best pieces of clothing for athletics and working out.
What are sweatpants?
Sweatpants are a casual soft type of trousers designed for comfort or athletic purposes, but they are now worn in a variety of situations. Tracksuit bottoms are referred to as such in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. They are also known as track pants, trackies, or tracky daks in Australia and New Zealand.
Joggers vs Sweatpants
Joggers aren’t the same as sweat-pant. Joggers and sweat-pant have distinct characteristics. Here, we’ll explain the difference between joggers and sweat-pant. The most obvious difference between sweat-pant and joggers is one of style. Generally, joggers are more fashionable, while sweat-pant are more functional. That being said, let’s take a closer look at what distinguishes them.
Joggers are a type of athletic wear that is typically worn while running. Joggers typically have the following characteristics:
- Ankles that are elasticized or cuffed Pockets on the front
- A tapered fit with relaxed hips that slims down the legs
- Complete leg length
- The fabric is typically a cotton/polyester blend
On the other hand, typically sweat-pant has the following characteristics:
- A waist drawstring Fit can be flared or boot cut
- Leg length (full or capri)
- Cotton/polyester blend fabric
International sweatpants day dates
Year Date Day
2022 January 21 Friday
2023 January 21 Saturday
2024 January 21 Sunday
2025 January 21 Tuesday
2026 January 21 Wednesday
What to do on international Sweatpants day?
Well according to choice, everyone can celebrate sweat-pant day in a unique way. But some of the most popular ways that we use to celebrate International sweat-pant day are given below:
Try to do something relaxing
You spend the day doing something you enjoy because you appreciate how comfortable your sweat-pant are. Cooking healthy meals, doing yoga, reading a book, or taking a long relaxing bath are all examples.
Throw an athletic wear party
This can be similar to a costume party, but more relaxed and chill. Begin by planning the party’s agenda and sending out invitations to your friends and neighbors. Gather the necessary supplies and logistics, such as food, drinks, speakers, and music. Put on your sweatshirts and sweat-pant and get ready to have a good time!
Take a walk in your sweatpant
A long walk is another way to celebrate International Sweat-pant Day. Late afternoons, when the weather is nice, are ideal for this. Put on your sweat-pant, hoodie, and comfy sneakers, plug in your earbuds, and go for a walk.