How to Style Sweatpants & Joggers: 10 Fashion Tips for Tall Men

Sweatpants and joggers are no longer confined to the gym or the couch. They've become a versatile wardrobe must-have, especially for tall men who value both comfort and style. So guys, if you're wondering how to take this casualwear staple to the next level, you've come to the right place. Here are 10 fashion tips for tall guys on how to style sweatpants and joggers – ‘cause at American Tall, we know how to make it look good.

Find Your Fit

Before we show you how to style sweatpants and joggers the right way, you’ll need to find a pair that’s the right fit.

You don’t want to pick any old pair of shapeless men’s tall sweatpants or joggers, but we know comfort is a priority – it’s probably why you’ve opted for joggers or sweats – and that can be found in today’s modern joggers and sweatpants styles.

You’ll know instantly when you find that magic pair of pants – you’ll never want to take them off.

Learn more about tall sizes vs regular sizes to find your perfect fit – we proudly offer Semi-Tall, Tall and Extra Tall sizing for men ranging from 6’ to 7’1”.


Dressing for the Gym

Getting fit and shaping up at the gym? You’ll want sweats or joggers of a similar fashion.

Finding that balance between fit and comfort is key when you’re figuring out how to make sweatpants and joggers look good. Sweatpants and joggers that are too tight may rip while working through your circuit, and baggy ones can have you tripping over the dumbbells scattered everywhere (no one puts those things away).

First and foremost, look for something that’s stretchy and breathable. More stretch gives you the flexibility to perform any exercise comfortably, while breathable fabrics won’t cause your lower half to overheat.

Next, consider length. Too long and you’re tripping over yourself; too short and you’re wearing the strangest pair of capris. For example, tall men can shop for men’s joggers and sweatpants designed specifically for their extra leg real estate. These tall men’s sweatpants look great stacked at the cuff, and fall straighter for tall guys eclipsing the 7’0” threshold.

Oh, and no one should be at the gym sans shirt. When it comes to styling men’s joggers or sweatpants, we like to keep it simple but make a statement: Try a quality tall men’s pullover hoodie or zip hoodie, with a tall men’s tee underneath for that classic Rocky look.

Lounging at Home

Some days, all a man wants to do is collapse on the sofa and stuff his face with Cheetos. Thankfully, there are pants for that.

We’ve already touched on fit, so the next important factor when it comes to styling your sweatpants or joggers is feel. Here are some features to look for:

  • A looser fit around the crotch and thighs. You’re prioritizing comfort here. If you see the outline of your pockets against your pants, or your junk outline, they’re too tight.
  • No elastic cuffs? That’s gonna be a no from us, dog. Cuffs are cool right now, and look awesome pulled up a few inches. When worn at home, it provides that extra snug feel.
  • Drawstrings are a big plus in tall men’s joggers or sweatpants for the house. It gives you the option to loosen the waistline when you move onto that second bag of peanuts.
  • Finally, ask yourself: If I could, would I wear these all week? If the answer’s yes, pull out that credit card, my tall friend.

Whether you prefer joggers or sweatpants, both styles of men’s leisurewear can be found with these elements and more. Just be sure to keep them away from Cheetos finger dust.


We’ve gone to the gym, made a stop home, and now we’re hitting the streets.

Check out a few more men’s fashion tips on wearing your tall sweatpants in public:

  • Cool kicks + men’s joggers are a match made in heaven. The natural taper and style of joggers allows you to effortlessly show off your shoes.
  • Button-up shirts + joggers. That’s right, a dress shirt with casual pants. The evolution of the men’s joggers has made it acceptable to wear button-down shirts as your top of choice. Choose a patterned tall dress shirt if you’re a bold trendsetter.
  • The smart-casual outfit. Another one-time style sin that’s acceptable today, men’s joggers work well with either crew-neck sweaters or fitted button-downs. For your feet, think smart leather trainers. Complete the look with a wool overcoat, denim jacket, or slim-fit blazer.
  • The streetwear look. The rising popularity of joggers and sweatpants is largely due to the merging of streetwear and high fashion. To achieve the look, anything sport- or workwear-inspired is suitable – layer with work coats, technical waterproofs, and bomber jackets. Shoes should be something classic, too, like Reebok Classics or Air Force 1’s. Top it off with a plain white tall tee.
  • The athletic edge. Pair your joggers or sweatpants with a fitted athletic top or a moisture-wicking tee. Add a sporty cap and running shoes, and you're ready for a workout session or a casual day out. Embrace your inner athlete while flaunting your height.
  • Weekend relaxation. For a laid-back weekend vibe, combine your sweatpants or joggers with a soft, oversized hoodie. Slip into some comfortable slides or loafers, and you've got the perfect outfit for lounging or running errands.
  • Monochrome magic. Create a sleek, modern look by sticking to one color. Black joggers with a black fitted tee and black sneakers can make a bold statement. Add a silver watch or a leather bracelet to complete this knock-out ensemble.
  • Seasonal styling. Adapt your sweatpants and joggers to the seasons. In summer, pair them with a light tank top and sandals. In winter, layer with a turtleneck and a warm coat. Your joggers can be a year-round staple, embracing each season's trends.
  • The traveler's choice. For a travel-ready outfit, pair your sweatpants or joggers with a comfortable long-sleeve Henley and a lightweight jacket. Add a backpack and some sturdy boots, and you're set for an adventure. Comfort meets style, even on the go.
  • The eclectic mix. Don't be afraid to mix formal and casual. Try your joggers with a crisp dress shirt, a tie, and a pair of brogues. It's a daring look that blends the boundaries of traditional fashion, perfect for the tall man who's not afraid to stand out.


Ultimately, when you’re trying to figure out how to style joggers or sweatpants, these are the basics you need to remember:

  • Invest in Quality: Quality fabric not only looks good but feels good too.
  • Know Your Colors: Neutral colors offer versatility, while bold colors can make a statement.
  • Balance Proportions: Since you're tall, balancing proportions is key. Pair slim-fit sweatpants and joggers with a well-fitted top.
  • Experiment: Don't be afraid to experiment with different looks. Your height is an asset; embrace it!

Discover more tips on how to dress for your height with our best slim and tall men’s clothing guide.


Sweatpants are more than just loungewear, and it’s clear that the answer to “how to style sweatpants and joggers” is “any way you want!” Comfort is in style, and after months of testing fabrics, lengths, and details, we're confident you'll love our men’s joggers and sweatpants as much as we do. So, grab a pair and try out a few of our fashion tips for tall guys just like you!


How long should sweatpants be?

For tall men, sweatpants and joggers should end right at or slightly below the ankle. This length ensures a comfortable fit without looking sloppy. At American Tall, we offer Semi-Tall, Tall and Extra Tall sizes ranging in inseam lengths from 34” to 40”.

What do guys wear with sweatpants?

From casual tees to tailored jackets, the options are endless. It all depends on the occasion and your personal style. So, dare to be different or keep it status quo – the choice is yours!

How do you make sweatpants look good?

The key to making sweatpants look good is choosing the right fit, pairing them with the right tops, and accessorizing appropriately.

What tops go well with sweatpants?

Sweatshirts, hoodies, casual tees, and even button-down shirts can go well with sweatpants. It's all about balancing comfort and style.

How do you style a jogger for men?

For the tall guys, pair joggers with a fitted tee or a button-down for a sleek yet comfortable look. Don't forget those standout kicks to strut in style! Or for those who want to fully embrace the relaxed vibe, team up your joggers with a casual oversized hoodie or a graphic tee. And for that extra flair? A pair of high-top sneakers.

Should joggers be baggy?

It's all about personal preference. While some tall guys love a tailored fit, others relish the laid-back feel of baggier joggers. But it’s worth noting that joggers tend to be more fitted and tapered when compared to sweatpants. Either way, wear what makes you feel your best!

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