We get it. Not everyone’s sold on the idea that sweatpants can be worthy of life outside the gym or bedroom, let alone paired with a sexy shoe. That’s fair—it’s not an easy sell. But not all slouchy pants are sweats, and playing Goldilocks in this sartorial puzzle is our Flight Pant.
It’s a sweatpant minus the sweat; it’s a blue jean minus the jean. But all the important details—the jean’s zipper fly, the sweat’s ribbed and stretchy waist—are there. The smooth cotton has a subtle sheen, so that, yes, they’re polished enough for heels. There’s something totally graceful and clever about this pairing—laissez-faire and lovely, all at once.