Wednesday Fashion Feature: What's Your Take On Velour Tracksuits?

AllHipHop Staff

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.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. Kim Kardashian Last year, Nas helpedFilare-establish itself in the urban market when he promoted one of their clean and classic velour tracksuit. Fila is still going strong with these sets, with other urban brands like COOGI jumping 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? Check out some of the latest from and Sleeve Stripe Velour Jacket and Sleeve Stripe Velour Pants by FilaVelour Sweatsuit by Crystal Rock