April 18, 2009 § 1 Comment
I never understood why velour tracksuits enjoyed so much popularity. Sure, I understand the draw of comfy clothes, but what’s wrong with regular sweatpants or tracksuits. Since when did “velour” become so hip?
I think I finally understand this trend now. I was at Old Navy, looking for cheap interview clothes, and instead found the clearance racks full of velour tracksuit bottoms. At $6.99, I was willing to try a pair on.
I understand now. I had no idea that there could exist a type of sweatpants more cozy than flannel. But these somehow are. And, I suppose, the added benefit of their “fashionable-ness” is that I can wear them out in public without looking like a scrub in my pajamas.
This is one of those examples of a fad I can really get behind. Yes, at $6.99 I am willing to join the masses.
I am left pondering what could happen if Crocs were only $6.99.