A local man has taken issue with Karl Lagerfeld’s infamous comment about tracksuit pants and how they are a symbol of someone losing control of their life. In an acerbic Facebook post, Greensborough man Brett Hudson took aim at Lagerfeld’s comment and, in doing so, launched a staunch defence of the humble tracksuit pant.
While Lagerfeld made his comment a few years ago now, and the fashion designer has since passed away, Hudson put the sentiments back on the agenda with his post gaining traction overnight, as fellow tracksuit pant lovers liked and shared the post for all to see. For context, the full quote from Lagerfeld was: “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life, so you bought some sweatpants.”
In response, Hudson posted, “That Karl bloke didn’t know what he was talking about. Tracksuit pants are one of life’s great inventions. They should be celebrated, not ridiculed. There are few better feelings in life than getting home after a long day at the office and slipping into a well-worn, comfortable pair of trakkies. And now, in iso, they’ve pretty much become my uniform. They are a fashion staple in my household, a place where jeans are only worn on very special occasions, of which there are none at the moment, so it’s just tracky dacks all day every day. And long may they reign!”
Judging by the comments on Hudson’s post supporting his brave stance, iso could be what solidifies the important place that trackies already hold in our national identity.