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What’s Your Take On Velour Tracksuits?

Submitted by on October 20, 2009 – 11:48 am9 Comments
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Kim Kardashian

It could be easily forgotten that the tracksuit was once used for function, not fashion.

It was meant to be a “warm-up suit”, worn over athletic apparel, until Adidas re-introduced it as lounge wear during the 60s.

The tracksuit didn’t quite become a fashion trend until the 80s. It was taken to another level by the booming hip hop industry of that time.

As huge fashion pieces, they were worn like uniforms in performances by breakdancing groups, and hip hop legends like Run DMC.


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Run DMC

The velour tracksuit specifically made a come back a few years ago, thanks to brands like Sean John and Juicy, and then seemed to quickly go from cool to tacky.

The market became over saturated with them, and velour lovers began abusing them, wearing them everywhere from the airplane to a dinner date.

Last year, Nas helped Fila re-establish itself in the urban market when he promoted one of their clean and classic velour tracksuit.

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Fila is still going strong with this fabric, and other urban brands like COOGI have jumped on the velvety bandwagon.

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Velour Track Jacket by COOGI

As soft and comfy as they are, can you see yourself wearing velour sets again? Or have you been rocking them?

From DrJays.com and DJPremium.com:

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Sleeve Stripe Velour Jacket and Sleeve Stripe Velour Pants by Fila


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Velour Sweatsuit by Crystal Rock

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9 Comments »

  • luxurylife says:

    The woodmen outfit by Akoo isnt velour tho

  • jbeck says:

    Nothing better than kicking it at the house in a velour tracksuit on a winter day. Comfort at its best.

  • rwr. says:

    those look so nice & warm and comfortable im bout to get one

  • hollywood says:

    gotta have velour track suits in the fall its a must in colder climates

  • Kat says:

    I think they are awesome, for both men and women. Very versatile. Comfy, easy to wear and match, stylish.
    Some of them are definately too fancy to just lounge at home with!

  • Brittney says:

    I think that velour jumpsuits are out of date and whack!! Leave it to the kids to wear those! Please, no one over age 12 shouls wear those hideous monstrositites!!!!!!

  • starr says:

    they are to fly especially if you kick it up a notch and accessories with a cute purse and either heels or some fresh kicks either way you goona fly believe that BCBG got some fly sets

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  • Mike H. says:

    Yo, I like velour…it will always be old school to me, so I will still rock a suit or two…yeah, it was overkill for a while, but if you rock velour, I won’t clown ya…

    Now the whole “PINK is the NEW BLACK thing…that needs to stay dead!”

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