The tracksuit has played an integral part in characterising millennial style tribes, especially in Britain. Decade defining subcultures like grime have embraced two pieces as a distinctive uniform - providing both an identity and a level of comfort to help perform at raves and on pirate radio. High-street, streetwear and luxury fashion all continue to embrace them as an intrinsic element to seasonal collections, and let's face it, they can be pretty hard too. Here are some of our favourites of recent times, which you should be able to purchase on each label's respective web stores.
PATTA SS20 SHELL SUITS
Dropping in two colour ways, Patta's latest tracksuit embodies the spirit of Dutch raves with its grid pattern motifs and vibrant colours. The aneurism inducing design is a particular highlight amidst their FW2020 range. As always with the Amsterdam based brand, plenty more tracksuits are set to be released in this collection - but it is the matrix-esque design on this silhouette that we have really come to love.
PALACE’S VELOUR TRACKSUIT
Whether you fancy a knees up at your local tennis court, or want to maximise your comfort on a morning ramble for a monster energy, this tracksuit provides pure versatility. Silver and crimson colour ways accentuate Palace's knack for eccentric interpretations of sportswear staples; this classic bomber and jogger combination is faultless really.
NIKE X STÜSSY
In cordination with their latest caged spiridon collaboration, Nike and Stüssy released a two-piece tracksuit. Featuring a pull over and shell bottoms, which come in a multiplicity of colours, the capsule sees Nike's chevron and Stûssy's signature logo scribed across each individual garment. The collection also comes with shorts.
ARIES TEMPLE SWEATS
Aries tracksuits have a notion of simplicity, but their comfort is unrivalled. Matching sweatshirts and joggers, with the temple design on each piece, the brand's sweat-wear has become a heavy feature of their collections. Head to their site to view all the current colour ways.
NIKE NRG FLEECE SET
You can never discredit the comfort of a nike set. At £140, around £120 with a student discount, this is the cheapest suggestion on the list, and one that could prove a life saver in the winter months. Black, grey and olive colours make up Nike's first NRG release, but we can imagine a whole host of different designs becoming available over the coming months.
BRAIN DEAD X PRINCE TENNIS ADVANTAGE
Braindead's foray into tennis was an unexpected but welcoming one. Prince, as a brand, has embodied the sport's spirit since it first came to fruition - both on and off the court. The result of this collaboration is a vibrant affair, as both companies look to portray tennis in a more radical way.
PALM ANGELS POP SMOKE TRACKSUIT
Bashar Barakah Jackson, better known as Pop Smoke, tragically passed away earlier this year, just as it seemed his career was about to fully take off. Translating his tales of tribulations on the streets of Brooklyn over U.K. drill beats, the rapper was way ahead of his time, and provided some much needed international exposure to our rap scene. Smoke was frequently pictured in Palm Angels tracksuits and was even on texting terms with Francesco
Ragazzi, the brand's founder. In an interview with Highsnobiety, the designer said Pop had asked for them to collaborate on something in the near future; it's just a shame he wasn't here to see what that would be.
WRITTEN BY LIAM CATTERMOLE