Ahh, the track suit. It’s a getup with a long history of epic moments, being worn by professional athletes, soccer moms, and rappers alike. But very few young people know about the origins of this design—how it went from a humble athletic performance piece to one of the most iconic fashion statements in sports and entertainment.
Well, here to give us some insight is Gwarizm’s Gary Warnett, who provided a nice history lesson on the track suit and how it has evolved over the years. The post touches on everything from the track suit’s introduction to mainstream fashion to the Nike Jordan Flight Suit to the now-famous adidas-Run D.M.C. deal. Warnett also gives special attention to various fashion-forward interpretations, highlighting the leather and denim iterations released by Nike.
It’s a definite must-read for fans of sportswear. You can check out the full piece here.