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FLANNELS Five: Of The Best Tracksuit Jackets

FLANNELS Five: Of The Best Tracksuit Jackets

We have long been fans of the track jacket here at FLANNELS and have celebrated the revival of the sportswear icon with fervour. From its athletic origins, the track top went on to be adopted by subcultures across the globe, from the US hip hop scene to the Italian Paninaro to British casuals. Now, it’s enjoying a comeback. Worn with and without its bottom half, the equally essential tracksuit bottom, it’s a cornerstone of our off-duty wardrobes. In addition to wearing them in our down-time, they are increasingly appropriate for more formal occasions, including work, when layered over a high-necked top and smart trousers. From Valentino’s minimalist take on the classic to Gucci’s technical zip-through and streetwear essentials by Palm Angels and Marcelo Burlon, here are five of the season’s best.

Gucci oversized techical zip-through GG jacket

GUCCI OVERSIZED GG JACKET

Directly related to the track tops worn by British football fans the length and breadth of the UK, one of the garment’s biggest draws is its nostalgia. This luxe Gucci jacket is reminiscent of the OG versions worn by casuals on the stands, but it’s a little bit more refined than its athletic ‘80s forebears.

Valentino VLTN track top in black

VALENTINO VLTN TRACK TOP

Clean, minimal and emblazoned with Valentino’s understated VLTN logo, this monochrome track top is sportswear elevation in action. Premium materials and a subtle nod to branding will ensure you look refined but athletic. Wear zipped all the way up to your chin with a tailored overcoat and straight-leg jeans.

Grey Palm Angels track suit jacket with green neon tape

PALM ANGELS TRACKSUIT JACKET

Drawing inspiration from the LA skateboarding scene and retro American apparel, this grey Palm Angels tracksuit top is finished with a green neon stripe, combining the season’s trends for high-vis and sportswear.

 Marcelo Burlon tape tracksuit jacket

MARCELO BURLON TAPE TRACKSUIT JACKET

Marcelo Burlon is one of the new breed of multi-hyphenate creatives shaking up the sportswear scene. His unique brand of streetwear is the result of his combined experience in the worlds of photography, music and design. Tap into the hype with this velour-trimmed track top. Elegant and athletic.

Heron Preston campuflage track top

HERON PRESTON CAMOUFLAGE TRACKSUIT JACKET

Testament to his creativity, Heron Preston has collaborated with Kanye West and Off-White’s Virgil Abloh on a number of projects alongside launching his eponymous line of clothing. This camouflage tracksuit jacket is typical of his signature aesthetic, featuring retro panels, orange accents and Cyrillic type.