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The latest in questionable new trends: Expensive Sweatpants. The Wall Street Journal weekend edition profiles this new take on age-old and already dubious tog. Designers say the pricey sweatpant boom is in response to the need of "fashion that's less flashy, more practical". Because $995 cashmere sweats by Michael Kors are practical, of course. On the relatively lower end, the high-waisted Christopher Kane for Topshop $160 version are already sold out, and Rag & Bone's "long johns" from the Spring line will soon be depleted. This spawn of Juicy sweats and leggings are meant to be "dressy" and worn in more "formal occasions" with heels. Regardless, it's going take some serious balls to sport sweats to a board meeting or cocktail party, even if they're Alexander Wang. [WSJ subscription req'd]

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