A reader wonders whether the Y2K-era staple is cringey — or due for a comeback.
When is it appropriate (is it ever appropriate?) to wear a fully matching sweatsuit, top and bottom? When I see people wearing a paired sweatshirt and sweatpants, I sometimes think “cringe.” And sometimes I can’t help but want to wear it, too. Which side of me is right? — Pepper, New York
Karl Lagerfeld, the Chanel designer whose talent for dramatic pronouncements was equaled only by his talent for dreaming up extraordinary clothes, once declared sweatpants “a sign of defeat.”
That pronouncement would suggest that the full sweatpants-and-sweatshirt look otherwise known as the sweatsuit, that shapeless pairing
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