The sweats debate/trend/apocalypse continues with this new release courtesy of J. Crew. Apparently they've been given the "leaner silhouette" treatment and fall under "the perfect lounge-about shorts" category. While I personally would wear sweatpants out of the house, I am not quite sold on these. They definitely could make cool lounge gear like previously stated, but the jury is still out on how they would fair in the public domain. More or less the same argument made for or against the cut off sweatshirt applies here, though I think we could all agree this is a tad more touch and go. Regardless of all that, this release comes as no surprise, at least to me. With everything getting slimmed up these days it was only a matter of time before gym rats got their steeze hooked up too. It's a shame I don't live in Japan because for 38 bucks I'd have bottoms for everyday of the week - real talk.