Athleisure: (n.) a portmanteau of athletics and leisure; clothes for everyday wear that are influenced by sportswear
portmanteau: (n.) a large trunk or suitcase
What?? It is... it also happens to be the product of two or more things (often words) mashed together, like "spork".
I love athleisure. Leisurely, athletic clothes? Yes, please.
Now, I'm not running around the city in lululemon with a yoga mat thrown over my shoulder, but you can usually find me in sneakers and some variation of a sweatshirt. Athleisure is about being comfortable and sporty. I don't want to call it a trend-- I think it's here to stay. Our lives are mobile after all! 'Work clothes' and 'casual clothes' are a thing of the past. Our offices aren't confined to cubicles and our exercise isn't confined to a gym. We're on the move.
But you can't live in sweatpants. Sometimes you have to wear trousers and suits. So why not mash up athleisure and men's tailoring?
Tailored-athletic-leisure-wear? Athtailure? Now there's a portmanteau!
Think: suits with sneakers and a tee. Joggers with loafers. Blazers with backpacks.
Or (like above) wool trousers, a refined sneaker, a sweatshirt with elevated detailing and a baseball cap. Throw on a structured trench coat and you're ready for Fall!
Athtailure. All day every day. :P