Sweatpants are just sweatpants right? WRONG! I didn’t understand the magic behind Lazypants until I touched them. I recently attended the Lazypants launch event at TNT in Yorkville and immediately fell in love with the full spectrum of colours in vibrant and faded varieties – but it was the special cotton/polyester-blended fabric that made me feel like I was “high on the Jeffrey petting the fuzzy wall” (if you haven’t seen Get Him to the Greek – watch it)!
Lazypants have been generating a lot of buzz over the past six months from fashionistas who normally wouldn’t write about sweatpants! When I tried them on I realized why – even the most stylish people do “lazy” at some point – why not be lazy in the ultimate comfy sweat pant?
Designed to be comfy in all seasons, Lazypants feel, “roomy without being baggy”, with traditional drawstrings and elastic cuffs. Those of us who are always styling our looks can choose the colour that suits our fancy – I adore the faded purple pair!
Lazypants were born from the popular Toronto street-style denim brand Rebus Life. Already known for exceptional quality and comfort, it was an easy transition into sweat pants! President & Creative Director, Adam Bledin kindly took a few moments to share the Lazypants story with me…
How were Lazypants born?
Lazypants were a born a long time ago. Gym class was my last class of the day in high school and I just wanted to be home on my couch, eating chips and watching Fresh Price and Saved By The Bell. Years later, when I was in Turkey designing the first line of Rebus premium denim, Lazypants were a last minute add-on, it just seemed to be the right fit thinking back on that boy in high school!
How did you get your start in the fashion industry? I actually fell into this industry. I had just returned from school in California and took over the Rebus line started by my brother. The first line was awful but I took a long break to re-evaluate everything and that is how Lazypants came to life.
Any symbolism in the logo? I like to think the logo can symbolize whatever the person looking at it wants it to mean. Freedom, love, peace. Work hard, play hard, and be lazy. It’s all up to you and how you feel about it
What inspires you? Lots of things inspire me. People inspire me, colours inspire me, fashion inspires me. I think my biggest inspiration is my mother. She has faced many hardships in her life but is still such a strong woman. Nothing gets in the way of her beliefs and values; she is truly inspirational.
Tell me about the designs: fabrics, cuts, colors, etc. The design is simple. A unisex cut that is roomy but not baggy. This means that the pants don’t look over-sized yet they are still comfortable. The fabrics vary from a French fleece to a cotton-poly mix. It’s the weaving of the fabrics that makes the quality outstanding. My productions people in Istanbul (Turkey) know exactly what I want before I even get there. It’s incredible. I couldn’t ask for better production. I think colours are very important because everyone expresses themselves through different colors. My personal favorite is the mint.
How do you do lazy?
I used to do lazy in a negative way laying around my house doing absolutely nothing. The more this company has evolved, the more I have asked myself that exact question – “how do I do lazy?” Now it’s all changed. LAZY time is me time.
Time off from the rest of the world. Movies, concerts and walking my dog are just a few of the ways I do LAZY.
What’s next for Lazypants?
The future of Lazypants is colorful and comfortable. The next line is truly a masterpiece for anyone that likes to be different.
I can’t wait to see what Lazypants will do next! It’s my lazy ritual when I get home from work to wash my face and put on my Lazypants and a comfy tee. And sometimes I eat a pizza in bed. Don’t judge me 😉
Here are a few photos from the super successful Lazypants launch at TNT in Yorkville:Lazypants online or at TNT stores. I promise, you’ll love them so much that you’ll consider wearing them to work! This blazer goes with my Lazypants right?