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The 18 Best Athleisure Brands to Know Now and Treasure Always

Esquire Logo By Barry Samaha of Esquire | Slide 1 of 19: Atheliesure brands have taken over my wardrobe. I used to be a guy that lived in skinny jeans and pointed-toe boots. If an item was constricting and unforgettable, I wore it. Comfort meant nothing to me; it was all about my presentation. Then, when I hit my 30s a few years back, I came to the realization that I didn’t need to dress to the nines every time I walked out my front door. I didn’t need to wear a belt and piles of necklaces to go to the corner store for a pack of cigs and some Doublemint. Fitted joggers, a hoodie, and sneakers were satisfactory. Admittedly, I was late to this revelation. In the early 2010s, athliesure started burgeoning from recesses called yoga centers. Brands like Lululemon, Alo, Nike, and Adidas started to create workout clothes that were elevated, that used quality materials to form streamlined silhouettes, stuff that looked too good to just wear at the gym. So instead of changing, people kept these outfits on and just went about their day. Slowly but surely, pieces that seamlessly blended style, comfort, and performance became a part of people’s collective MO. I could call it a trend, but it's more than that, because a decade later, athliesure persists. I’m a walking example of it.Basically, you need to get on the bandwagon. And to help you out, I rounded up 18 of the best atheliesure brands, the labels that offer collections that are satisfactory in all scenarios.

Atheliesure brands have taken over my wardrobe. I used to be a guy that lived in skinny jeans and pointed-toe boots. If an item was constricting and unforgettable, I wore it. Comfort meant nothing to me; it was all about my presentation. Then, when I hit my 30s a few years back, I came to the realization that I didn’t need to dress to the nines every time I walked out my front door. I didn’t need to wear a belt and piles of necklaces to go to the corner store for a pack of cigs and some Doublemint. Fitted joggers, a hoodie, and sneakers were satisfactory. Admittedly, I was late to this revelation.

In the early 2010s, athliesure started burgeoning from recesses called yoga centers. Brands like Lululemon, Alo, Nike, and Adidas started to create workout clothes that were elevated, that used quality materials to form streamlined silhouettes, stuff that looked too good to just wear at the gym. So instead of changing, people kept these outfits on and just went about their day. Slowly but surely, pieces that seamlessly blended style, comfort, and performance became a part of people’s collective MO. I could call it a trend, but it's more than that, because a decade later, athliesure persists. I’m a walking example of it.

Basically, you need to get on the bandwagon. And to help you out, I rounded up 18 of the best atheliesure brands, the labels that offer collections that are satisfactory in all scenarios.

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