Honestly, we didn’t even think “technical leisurewear” was a thing, but we’re really not at all surprised it is. If your idea of comfortable, versatile clothing is a pair of joggers and a pair of running shoes, you might want to check out Public Rec, a Los-Angeles based clothing company, makes a line of technical leisurewear that manages to be both stylish and casual at the same time, while incorporating elements of technical clothing. They got their start on Kickstarter in the Summer of 2015, and have only expanded since then, now with a whole line of comfortable, soft athletic wear.
The All Day Every Day Pants, for example, are the perfect combination of casual comfort and style. They feature a blend of nylon and spandex that is soft, stretchy, and highly breathable. And id we stretchy? They have an elastic waistband with internal drawstring to make them snug while remaining ultra-comfy. The Two front zipper pockets keep your stuff safe while the side panel adds a refined look, and the front fly is actually entirely fake – it’s just there for looks. Two welt pockets in the back let you stash your wallet comfortably and safely (though we still recommend switching to a front pocket wallet; you’ll back will thank you). Public Rec wants you to wear them almost anywhere outside of work – the bar, the couch, the store. They’re soft and easy without the loungey look.
Another piece we really like is the Go-To Henley. This henley is constructed with Public Rec’s proprietary Relux fabric blend of Pima Cotton, TENCEL®, and Spandex, that is luxuriously soft, super stretchy and moisture-wicking, and designed not to shrink in the wash. Public Rec also gives it flatlock stitching, which protects against chaffing. Just a super soft, comfortable shirt that is as comfortable lounging at home as it is out for the night.
Public Rec has got a few other great pieces of clothing – the Go-To Polo, Go-To Tee, and Crosstown Bomber. All are comfortable, soft options for everyday wear. Try some out for yourself if you’re into that laid-back, casual style.