Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

Athletic Noir

It's no secret that joggers are having a HUGE moment.  In contemporary menswear, there's this exciting mash up of athletic gear with workwear.  However, it can be a bit confusing to figure out how to dress up sweats without looking like you're jumping on the trend bandwagon.  Wearing your joggers with a slick pair of basic oxfords adds a polished touch without making a big statement.  Though most of the newer joggers on the market right now are cut slim, I bought these John Elliott + Co. x GAP sweats a size up to create a more relaxed aesthetic.  Throw on a novelty tee and a classic duffle coat, and you've got a creative professional look that you can easily transition to the gym with a switch into some trainers.  If you're a career guy with an active lifestyle, it's worth every penny to invest in a pair of joggers that can perform double duty in the office and on the street.

Photo by SahedPhotography.com

Coat: Urban Outfitters; Tee: En Noir x Gap; Joggers: John Elliott + Co. x Gap; Shoes: Cole Haan

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