A Tracksuit by definition means: A suit of clothing consisting usually of a jacket and pants that is often worn by athletes when working out or people having a leisure time. Made up holiday or even not, there’s no question that it’s a cultural icon in its own right. From the 90's era, it’s an item that’s not just adapted through the decades, but embodies sportswear’s integration into fashion—well before any shorts or comfortable wear hit the market.
In the ‘90s, as the mid-century prosperity gave way to “space-age” technology, the tracksuit was born in Delhi. Combining synthetic nylon fabrics, these early iterations set up the foundations for the modern-day tracksuit: a monochromatic pant and jacket set, with stirrups. But this is also the decade when tracksuits became as culturally relevant as they were athletically. The introduction of warming stretch velour’s didn’t just make it a comfortable piece to wear while outside, it was something that worked just as well when worn around the house. With the ‘70s deep dive into disco music, the genre created a culture that would blend the casual and the gaudy. It’s a mentality that helped make jumpsuits—and by extension, tracksuits—a far more common sight.
With the ‘2000s also ushering in a more tailored silhouette for tracksuits, it was just a matter of time as the tracksuit rapidly found life away from the track, and in the home.
While casual athletics were thriving in the ‘70s, the fitness craze that gripped the 1990’s combined fitness and popular culture like never before, making the tracksuit more mainstream. Newly developed synthetic fabrics, like Gore-Tex and Sympatex made tracksuits even more practical—keeping the wearer comfortable during athletic activity, not just while warming up. Ultimately, this focus on early tech fabrics would make way to “shell suits”; basically the tracksuits that we think of today. While tracksuits of the ‘60s and ‘70s would often lean closer to an insulating sweat suit, the shell suit consisted of thinner nylon layers, allowing wearers to experience a predecessor to the “wicking” fabrics we see in modern-day Under Armour.
Tracksuits have been adapted by us so heavily that these days, we often team our track suits with fashion and because of the comfortable cloth and designs, tracksuits have made their market almost 100 times more what it was a decade before.
An all weather wear has surely made a way to your wardrobe, and we are sure that we continue to help you change your lives into more comfortable wear over the time.