How to Style Joggers for Boys

During the last decade, the rise of athleisure has seen sweatpants transform into a more fitted jogger pants style to fit any day-to-day wardrobe. Whether your son is a toddler or teen going for a sporty look, preppy casual, or just an overall cozy vibe, jogger clothes are the staple he needs in his wardrobe collection. Here at Brooklyn Cloth, we have a wide variety of boys’ jogger pants to help your little man find comfort and style for any environment. If you’re looking for the latest in jogger clothes for your guy, we have an incredible selection of stylish jogger pants styles for him to choose from. Whatever the occasion, jogger clothes are the answer to instantly achieving a cool and modern look without sacrificing comfort. The secret to wearing them resides in what you pair them with. This guide will give you plenty of ideas for dressing him in boys’ joggers he’ll love wearing.

 

What are Joggers?

How Jogger Clothes Came to Be

Creating a Functional Fashion Trend

Sweatpants vs. Jogger Pants Styles: The Great Debate

Jogger Fashion Trend Meets Needs of Younger Crowd

Tips for Shopping for Boys’ Joggers

Selecting Boy Jogger Materials

Finding the Right Cut

Rockin’ Boys’ Joggers in Style

Layering is Always in Style

Change Your Look with the Change of Your Shoes

Top Tips for Pairing and Rockin’ the Jogger Pants Style

Classic Style in Boys’ Joggers and a Tee

Pulling Off Preppy in a Polo and Boy’s Joggers

Boys’ Joggers and Bombers

Jogger Pants Styles for Any Hoodie

Pairing Boys’ Joggers with Track Jackets

Adding an Edge with Boys’ Joggers and Biker Jackets 

Dressing Up with Boys’ Joggers and Blazers

A Perfect Fit with Joggers Clothes and Jean Jackets

Dressing up Joggers with a Sweater

Creating Versatile Looks with Button-Down Shirts and Boys’ Joggers

Best Tips for Creating Specific Looks

Jogger Clothes to Create a Sporty Look for the Athletic Boy

Casual, Day-to-Day School Looks

Casual, Day-to-Day School Looks

Jogger Clothes for Spring and Summer Style

Transiting from Warm Days to Cool Nights

 

 Boys Joggers by Brooklyn Cloth

 

What are Joggers?

Think of jogger clothes as a modern update to the classic, comfortable sweats. The jogger pant style offers all the benefits of loungewear, activewear, and casual pants in one. This may be why your little guy has been asking to fill his closet with the latest in boy jogger apparel. Jogger clothes allow him the flexibility of kicking back on the couch, hitting up the local skatepark, or hanging out at the mall with friends without a wardrobe change. The upside for you? Spend less, wash less! Jogger clothes are the new answer to versatility with style!

 

How Jogger Clothes Came to Be

The jogger pants style has dominated the fashion industry for several years, thanks to visionaries like Kith’s founder Ronnie Fieg and Michael Huynh, creator of Publish Brand. Their constant desire to merge comfort and fashion while pushing style boundaries paid off. To this day, it’s still a bit unclear who we should credit for inventing the jogger pant style, but once the look broke through to the fashion scene, it changed the role and future of athleisure.  

 

Granted, it did take some time for the jogger pant style to turn heads and gain traction in parts of the fashion world, especially here in the States. What many failed to realize was that the ideas were always there and in practice. We bet you've seen or tried a few early trends that predate jogger clothes, including the use of rubber bands around the ankles or peg rolling the pant legs to prevent longer, baggy pants from hiding sneakers. 

 

Jogger clothes became the precise answer to addressing two issues guys in particular faced with their wardrobe. Jogger clothes offered pants that highlighted their sneakers without effort and provided comfortable alternatives to their less-than-fashionable collection of comfortable bottoms.

 

Creating a Functional Fashion Trend

While some designers have a grand design epiphany, others, like Michael Huynh and Alex James, turned a mistake into a fashion trend. In 2009, the two put their heads together to brainstorm how they might recreate the US market's European jogger clothes trend. James, comfortably styled in a pair of Marc Jacobs sweatpants, had the idea of creating a similar style of the pant to address the serious lack of men's bottoms. With the fit of a great pair of pants and the comfort of leisurewear, he believed he could create the answer to men's fashion troubles.

 

The two set out to create pants that blended style and functionality and could be worn with anything, anywhere. They envisioned solving the sneaker pain points guys struggled with. Why spend money on shoes you can’t show off? Yet, when their first sample pair arrived, it had been created in the wrong material. It didn’t take long for the two to realize their stretch twill sample may have just opened the door to a new fashion trend. While it took some work, educating sneakerheads with a marketing photoshoot campaign that spoke to them paved the way for their success.

Boys Joggers by Brooklyn Cloth

Sweatpants vs. Jogger Pants Styles: The Great Debate

You’ve probably heard joggers and sweatpants used interchangeably quite often. We are regularly asked what the difference is between sweats and jogger pants styles, too. We get it—to the untrained jogger clothes eye, they may seem like a slightly upscaled version of sweatpants. The casual fit and cuffed ankle are among a couple of similarities. Both sweats and jogger clothes were initially made to fulfill specific needs, including:

 

            -loose, comfy fitting

            -efficiency

            -loungewear

            -athletic wear

           

Now, let’s take a deeper dive into the distinct differences between the two and help you get a better grasp of your son’s relentless begging and need for boys’ joggers. Most notably, sweats and jogger pants styles are different. The typical jogger pants style offers a fashion-forward flair with a variety of material choices. The look and feel of jogger clothes offer more versatile wardrobe pairings, suitable for various occasions. Sweats, on the other hand, are best suited for comfort and functionality. Still not convinced? Let’s examine a few more features that really set the two apart:

 

There tend to be a particular set of features used in the designs of sweatpants and jogger clothes. While some features may certainly overlap, like a cuffed ankle, others set them apart. Take a look at the most distinguishable differences between the two:

 

Sweatpants

-drawstring waist

-usually described as shapeless

-primarily a flared, wide, or boot cut fit 

-simple straight cut through the leg

-100% cotton or similar heavy fabric blends

 

Joggers

-cuffed, elasticized waist and ankles

-multiple pockets, including cargo-style side pockets

-designed after a traditional pant with a tapered cut, including a broader, more relaxed -hip and thigh fit, gradually slimming down the legs

-a classic loungewear pant with a tailored flare

-typically, a soft cotton/polyester blend, or twill, but can be found in a variety of fabrics to achieve different jogger pants styles

 

Jogger Fashion Trend Meets the Needs of a Younger Crowd

It’s really no surprise that the jogger pants style found its way into the hearts and closets of young boys and girls. The comfortable feel and trendy appeal of jogger clothes were too hot to deny younger admirers their chance to take casual wear to the next level. Your guy will enjoy the benefits his jogger clothes offer, including:

 

            -style

            -comfort

            -flexibility

            -versatility

 

Shopping for Boys’ Pants

When you’re shopping for your guy, some things need to be considered no matter what age. Boys need pants that will meet and sustain all their needs. Finding the right pants means quality materials that will stand up to their roughhousing, allow them room to move and the ability to breathe when they work and play hard.

 

Finding the right material and cut can make a world of difference to any boy, whether he’s lounging, active, rapidly growing, or style-conscious. Enter the boys’ jogger. If you aren’t familiar with the jogger pants style, you will soon be hooked and filling his closet with them for years to come. Jogger clothes are about to become your (and his) new best friend, providing everything you could hope for in an ideal pair of boys’ pants.

 

Tips for Shopping for Boys’ joggers

The one thing we love about jogger clothes is their versatility. While you may be thinking to yourself that a pair of blue jeans offers limitless options, we beg to differ. The jogger pants style offers unmatched versatility, from athletic and lounge to casual and dressy casual. The good news for parents is the amount of wear your son can get out of a few pairs of boys’ joggers. He can take a pair and easily create several unique looks just by switching up his shoes or shirts. With this in mind, we recommend picking up a few color options in various materials to provide a wardrobe foundation he can mix and match with his existing pieces.

 

Material technology has come a long way, making it easy for designers to create fabrics and various blends that meet every young man's needs. The expansion of material options gives your guy a range of jogger pants styles to fit his many environments and activities, including:

 

            -school

            -play

            -lounging

            -work or chores

            -extracurriculars

 

Selecting Boy Jogger Materials

As you browse for jogger clothes, we’d like to offer a few tips to ensure you find the boys’ joggers that meet his wants and needs. Don’t skimp on the quality of the material. Choosing to save a few bucks on your boys’ joggers now may cost you more when you find yourself needing to replace them sooner than expected. Joggers made with a low-quality material tend to wear out quicker and lose their form. If your guy is active, you’ll definitely appreciate the longevity a high-quality boy jogger material will provide him.  Cotton/poly boy jogger blends are ideal for providing warmth. The blend is also an excellent choice for the guy on the move, whether skateboarding or working out. On the other hand, selecting twill material for boys’ joggers offers a casual style to dress up or down for school, a family outing, or hanging out with friends.

 

Finding the Right Cut

Look for jogger pants styles that fit his body shape. They should provide plenty of room for movement and comfort for a lazy day, yet offer a cut and material that gives the most flattering fit for his build. Choosing certain fabrics will help you meet these needs.

 

Rockin’ Boys’ Joggers in Style

Whether you’re shopping for him or with him, there are plenty of looks you can create when putting together his new wardrobe. There are endless jogger pants styles, making it practically foolproof to integrate them into any wardrobe. If you’re shopping on a budget, we guarantee he’s already got a few items in his closet that will complement his new boys’ joggers look. Jogger clothes are incredibly versatile, and we have a few go-to tips that will help him rock his pants in style:

 

Layering is Always in Style

Is the weather a bit unpredictable? Is he undecided about the fashion statement he wants to make? Honestly, anything goes with jogger clothes! The layered look works with virtually any outfit, so it shouldn’t be surprising to hear it’s ideal for any jogger pants style he chooses. He can throw on a t-shirt layered with an open button-down shirt for a casual look or pull on a favorite hoodie and oversized jacket and make a comfy yet trendy streetwear statement.

 

Change Your Look with the Change of Your Shoes

It’s really that simple. Let's be honest; it’s basically what boys’ joggers were designed to do, right? No matter how old he is, his fashion focus likely lies with his sneakers. Have him put on a white tee and a pair of boys’ joggers with his favorite pair of running shoes, then swap them out for his go-to high tops. You’ll both be amazed at how the choice of footwear can completely change the outfit's entire statement.

 

Top Tips for Pairing and Rockin’ the Jogger Pants Style

If you still won’t take our word for it, you can’t deny the never-ending list of celebs turning heads in their jogger clothes. From a casual trip to the store to a trendy public appearance, we know you've seen them, and we bet your young guy is tracking how his favorite idols are pairing their boys’ joggers in style.

 

Let’s be real – many of us turn to the world of celebrities to peep the new trends and learn how to create new styles. We’ve compiled a list of looks you can help your little man or young teen create with jogger clothes. From top celeb styling tips to what our customers are buying, you’re sure to find a few ideas that will look great on him! Ranging from sizes eight to sixteen, our boys’ joggers provide style and comfort to various ages and body frames. Here’s how he can pair them:

 Boys Joggers by Brooklyn Cloth

Classic Style in Boys’ Joggers and a Tee

Even the most basic white tee can complement your son’s style when pairing with his favorite jogger pants styles. He can let his boys’ joggers and shoes say it all when he throws on a comfy or form-fitting solid t-shirt. On the flip side, a loud graphic tee also pairs well with any jogger pants style, showing off his personality with what he chooses to wear on top while keeping it simple and comfortable on the bottom.

 

Pulling Off Preppy in a Polo and Boy’s Joggers

Dress your guy up with solid polo and joggers for a stylish preppy look. Our twill jogger pants styles offer a clean, classic look with the comfort of leisurewear he’ll love. Need an outfit for an event or special dinner? A polo adds sophistication to any pair of boys’ joggers, so he’ll still feel like himself if he’s more of a casual dress kid.

 Boys Twill Joggers by Brooklyn Cloth

Boys’ Joggers and Bombers

The bomber jacket never goes out of style, so dust it off from the back of the closet for a cool kid look he’ll love. The bomber jacket continues to step up streetwear fashion, no matter what it’s paired with, and boys’ joggers are no exception. Pairing a bomber with a tee and new pair of boys’ joggers makes a fashionable laid-back statement while keeping him warm when needed. His favorite kicks will complete any look he’s going for.

 

May we suggest our Black Twill Boy’s Jogger? While any color or material will look great with a bomber, we’re partial to the look of a sleek black jogger pant style for this particular jacket style. Our 98% cotton, 2% spandex jogger clothes are made for durability and easy laundering, so your guy can play hard at any age. Add a cool black and white marbled tee, and there’s no need to fuss over what color his jacket may be.  

 black twill boy's jogger by Brooklyn Clothblack & white marbled tee by Brooklyn Cloth

Casual in Boys’ Joggers and a Sweatshirt

Comfy on the couch in a pair of broken-in sweatpants can remain his go-to. When you add a sweatshirt and boys’ joggers to his mix, they can take him from relaxing at home to out the door with friends without a need for a wardrobe change. The latest trends of athleisure pair the two for any environment. His choice of boy joggermaterial will help set the vibe he’s going for.

 

One of our favorite recommendations is the Black Printed Space Dye Boy Jogger. Made from 100% polyester fleece, this jogger pant style combines comfort and style with its ultra-soft feel and trendy space design. The zippered side pockets will keep all his items safe if he’s lounging around or enjoying a little rough and tumble play outdoors.

 Men's Joggers and Hoodie by Brooklyn Cloth

Jogger Pants Styles for Any Hoodie

Looking good while feeling comfortable is our hope for your guy. The breathability of jogger clothes makes them ideal for your busy boy, especially when it’s chilly. Our boys’ joggers have always been a popular choice to pair with a hoodie. Whether he chooses fleece or twill, either jogger pant style will keep him snuggled up and looking good.

 

No matter the color or print of his favorite hoodies, our neutral Khaki Twill Boys’ joggers will pair seamlessly. This comfy casual look is always a great way to combine functionality and fashion and is a big hit with our younger shoppers.

 khaki twill boy's joggers by Brooklyn Cloth

Pairing Boys’ Joggers and Track Jackets

The track jacket will always be a staple in your son’s wardrobe, so if he doesn’t have one yet, it’s time to make that investment. From toddlers to teens, boys can pair anything with a classic track jacket, including any of their jogger pants styles. The reigning appeal of sportswear fashion offers a stylish vibe no matter how casual it may seem. From athletes to musicians, you can always find a celeb sporting their favorite track jacket with a pair of joggers.

 

If he’s big on the comfy casual look, he'll love styling his track jacket with our Black Marl Fleece Boys Jogger.They offer the look and warmth of sweatpants with a side of style due to the bold stitchwork on the waistband and ankle cuffs. We need to warn you, though—you may never get these pants off of him.  In fact, you may find him wearing them as his pajama bottoms, PE pants, and running around on the weekend pants. We’d say that’s money well spent!

 black marl fleece boys jogger by Brooklyn Cloth

If he prefers the modern casual athlete vibe, that track jacket will look fantastic with a pair of our Charcoal Twill Boys Jogger Pants. The adjustable drawstring makes the elastic waistband a better fit, perfect for boys who have difficulty finding their ideal size.

 charcoal twill boys jogger boys pants by Brooklyn Cloth

Adding an Edge with Boys’ Joggers and Biker Jackets  

While the pairing may sound odd, trust us, mom—your guy knows his fashion trends. As your son develops his look, don't be surprised if he asks for an edgy leather biker jacket to pair with his favorite jogger pants style.

 

Dressing Up with Boys’ Joggers and Blazers

We know it can be tricky getting your son to dress up for, well, anything. From school performances to family parties, it can be a constant battle. We urge you to consider a blazer's versatility that can be easily paired with his choice of boys’ joggers. You can make it a win-win for everyone! Layer him in a fitted cotton t-shirt or button-down dress shirt, depending on the event. We’d also suggest letting him win the war on the shoe choice, too. They may be sneakers, but he’ll feel comfortable, and you’ll feel satisfied with the compromise!

 

A Perfect Fit with Joggers Clothes and Jean Jackets

The jean jacket is another classic staple in every wardrobe. There’s just no denying it pairs well with anything in your closet. Whether your son wants to create a grunge, casual, or preppy look, a denim jacket and a pair of boys’ joggers will help him make that fashion statement. It’s all in the jogger pants style, the material you choose, and what you layer on top. We love the look of a hoodie with a jean jacket for fall and winter, like our Boys Black Savage Verbiage. He can toss his jacket over a graphic tee for warmer weather and throw on his favorite sneakers to set the tone. Jean jackets make any look achievable when paired with boys’ joggers.

boys black savage verbiage by Brooklyn Cloth 

Dressing up Joggers with a Sweater

Adding a sweater to a pair of boys’ joggers is a great way to dress up your son’s casual, comfy pants. Whether he layers his sweater with a long tee, collared shirt, or polo, he can create a dressy-casual look while still feeling laid back and comfortable in his attire. The shoes he chooses will help dress it up or tone it down while still completing a look he can wear in any situation.

 

Creating Versatile Looks with Button-Down Shirts and Boys’ Joggers

The button-down shirt creates endless fashion statements when worn with boys’ joggers. We’re big fans of this particular look because it can be worn dressed up or down to fit so many situations.

 

The casual kid will love a pair of khaki boy’s joggers and a striped button-down shirt layered over a classic white tee. For added style on a chilly day, he can easily throw on a bomber or jean jacket. He will look stylish in a solid button-up shirt, whether tucked in or pulled out if he's heading to a school event or family gathering. He’ll appreciate the freedom of comfort while you enjoy his polished look. You can always have him toss on a blazer for those extra special occasions.

 

Best Tips for Creating Specific Looks

Your son may have a specific look in mind that he is not entirely sure how to achieve. We’ve put together a few of the most popular trends for our jogger clothes, helping him get the most out of any jogger pants style he chooses.

 

Jogger Clothes to Create a Sporty Look for the Athletic Boy

Our Boy’s Onyx Marl Fleece Jogger Pants style is perfect for achieving a sporty look. These 100% polyester fleece boys’ joggers will allow him to stay comfortable throughout the day. The dark color is perennially fashionable and easy to pair with a sweatshirt or hoodie in cooler weather while layering with a t-shirt for warmer temps later in the day. He can also pull off the athletic vibe by pairing his favorite jogger pants stylewith a classic track jacket. To instantly give off some stylish streetwear vibes, opt for mid-top trainers or a classic pair of Air Force 1's that will never go out of style.

 boy's onyx marl fleece jogger pants by Brooklyn Cloth

Casual, Day-to-Day School Looks

Our chino-inspired Tobacco Twill Boys' Jogger Pants are ideal for a casual and comfortable look. You can pair them with a rock band t-shirt for the warm days or a sweater when it gets cooler. We also like these boys’ joggers with a deep navy blue or a rich emerald green button-up.

 tobacco twill boy's jogger pants by Brooklyn Cloth

Does your guy wear a uniform for school? Twill jogger pants styles go great with a polo shirt! After school, they transition seamlessly into comfortable play or hang-out attire with the switch of a shirt. As for shoes, you can never go wrong with a pair of canvas slip-ons or a casual pair of chucks.

 

Our Boy’s Charcoal Twill Jogger Pants are another perfect option for daily school wear. They can be worn with a light-colored polo to contrast the charcoal of the joggers or a lightweight crewneck in his favorite color. If he likes a simple, black tee most, try to get him on board with adding a pattern on the bottom with our Camo Twill Joggers. Toss on that jean jacket and he'll be rockin’ his new look.

 boy's charcoal jogger pants by Brooklyn Clothcamo twill joggers by Brooklyn Cloth

Jogger Clothes for Spring and Summer Style

As we gear up for warm weather, he can create plenty of looks with his favorite jogger pants styles. These breathable bottoms are perfect for fun in the sun. There’s no need to make a mad dash for shorts when he can feel just as comfortable in his jogger clothes.

 

Transiting from Warm Days to Cool Nights

Depending on where you live or spend summer vacations, your spring and summer may be met with warm days and chilly nights. You know how much we love talking up the layered look with our boys’ joggers, and this is a perfect example of their functionality. He can spend his days in a favorite tee then toss on a lightweight windbreaker in the evening without wasting time or your laundry efforts on a wardrobe change! Even a light, free-flowing linen button-up shirt is ideal for layering on breezy summer evenings.

 

He can swap out his twill joggers for a fleece jogger pants style if the night cools down. We bet he'll be so comfy he'll head to bed in them, too! Don't worry, mom, all the boys are doing it.

 

No matter what your son’s ideal look may be, there’s a jogger pants style to fit his wants and needs for any occasion.           


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