November has arrived, and with it that chill that seeps into your bones and steals away every semblance of summer’s past comforts. Thankfully, I’ve found my new live-in uniform thanks to Los Angeles Apparel.
I’ve spent more than I care to admit on the hunt for the perfect sweatpants – all in vain.
The material is always wrong, scratchy or too thin. Or the elastic so tight my feet loose feeling within moments. The fit’s not right, they collect lint like cheap velvet.
I’ve even made the investment on some luxury brand sweatshirts on my quest – to find that my oversize sweatshirt was actually so heavy (and not soft) that my shoulders were ablaze by the end of the day. I’ve also tried Amazon Basics, some pop-culture retail boutiques, you name it.
When Los Angeles Apparel reached out and offered me some pieces from their collection, my past experience made me a sceptic – to say the least. However with no obligations asked, I decided to give them a try.
I can’t tell you how happy I am to have found these sweats.
A thick, fleecy inside and soft marl knit outside met my fingertips upon opening the package – my heart slowed slightly as I embraced what would be this season’s winter survival ensemble. When you think plushy soft, thick sweats, the cotton fleece collection is the epitome of perfection.
Here’s what to love about the cotton fleece:
- The knit is thick – aka super warm and cozy
- They’re super soft, possibly the softest sweats I’ve felt
- They don’t show a lot of lint (I have a dog, so this is important)
- The elastic has a relaxed fit at the waist, ankles and wrists
- They’re comfy enough to sleep in, but cute enough to wear out
My selects: the Cotton Fleece High Waist Sweatpants and Half Zip Cropped Pullover. Both in heather natural, I’ve now worn them together as a coordinating set, and as separates. In fact, I’ve worn them pretty much on repeat minus my wash cycles for the past few weeks since they’ve arrived.
They’re the perfect loungewear set that I swap into after returning home after work, and also cute enough to wear out to run errands or piece together with denim or leather to make them more “street wear” acceptable.
I also gave the garment dye fleece sweat pant a try. The material has a totally different feel, but has a lot to love in its own way. My select: the Unisex Garment Dye Heavy Fleece Sweatpant.
The difference is a bit hard to explain, but bare with me as I give it a try. The outside material has more of a “smooth” texture vs. soft, though – to be fair it is still soft in its own way. It feels a bit heavier, and the inside lining is less “fuzzy” and a little thicker – almost the texture of a soft terry cloth.
Here’s what to love about the garment dye heavy fleece:
- The knit is thick and heavy, super warm with a durable feel
- They’re soft, but not quite as soft as the cotton fleece
- They literally don’t collect lint (the slightly smoother surface is that kind of fabric where the pup’s stray hairs literally just brush off)
- They have a bit more structure which makes them even more wearable out, but also great to lounge at home
- There are a lot of colors to choose from
Great news, you can find both materials on several different silhouettes including oversize crewneck sweatshirts, sweat shorts and hoodies for men and women.
I already have a few more pieces on my wishlist, and will probably go ahead and add those to my wardrobe before long. In the meantime, I’m ditching my old sweats for Los Angeles Apparel.
Oh and by the way, they’re also super affordable, so you don’t have to break the bank to be comfy after all. (I guess better to learn that now than never). Desperate as I was to find the perfect sweatpants? Check them out. I promise, you won’t regret it.