Is It Ever Okay to Wear Sweatpants in Public?

In what is CERTAINLY one of Kanye West’s most controversial moves to date, last week the rapper made the daring decision to wear the same pair of sweatpants all week, according to Page Six.

 West’s recent fashion choices raised some polarizing questions among the Men’s Health staff: Is it ever okay to wear sweatpants in public, even if it’s only one time in a week? And is it ever okay to wear the same pair of sweatpants multiple days in a row? Here’s what our staff had to say on the matter:

 ·        “I’m fine with sweats in public as long as it’s not, like, dinner, but not all sweats are created equal. Your old raggedy college sweats and a pair Outdoor Voices sweats are not on the same level.” -Paul Schrodt, Culture Editor

 ·        “Fashion sweats: Allowed in public, but not past 3 p.m. Non-fashion sweats: Allowed in public if public is only to and from the gym or workout class.” -Matt Goulet, Senior Associate Editor

 Is it okay to wear the same pair of sweatpants multiple days in a row?

 ·        “As long as you’re not wearing them out and about, you’re good until there are visible stains or the pants start to smell. Wash to retain the form, and never toss them in the dryer.” -Brett Williams

 ·        “Anything other than joggers, and more than three wears = you’ve given up on life.” -Melissa Matthews, Health and Nutrition Writer