Dear Sweats: Thank you for your service. Ever since this lonely, befuddling new era began last month, you’ve been there for us. You’ve soothed us, consoled us, shrouded us in your warm embrace. We’re grateful, and look forward to spending many more comforting hours together however long all this madness lasts. Only, we’re ready to branch out a little—it’s time to reintroduce just a teensy bit more polish to our WFH rotations, and that means getting familiar with the best men’s tracksuits.
Because there’s something about a tracksuit, comfortable as it may be, that just feels more purposeful than a sweatsuit. The fabric is denser and more structured, and there’s a jacket involved—one that you have to go to the trouble of putting on and zipping up, rather than just slipping over your head. And then there are all the baked-in associations. Tracksuits are uniforms for people who