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What’s Your Take On Velour Tracksuits?

Submitted by on October 20, 2009 – 11:48 am10 Comments


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.



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.


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

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:

Sleeve Stripe Velour Jacket and Sleeve Stripe Velour Pants by Fila

Velour Sweatsuit by Crystal Rock

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