Offtrack creates leather leggings that are truly worth the splurge.
When it comes to airport style, it’s hard to hit the right balance between comfort and fashion. On the one hand, you don’t want to roll up wearing runners and sweatpants, looking like you just left spin class. On the other, you don’t want to spend hours squirming in a cramped economy seat in too-tight jeans.
Enter Offtrack, a year-old brand that specializes in leather leggings that are so good-looking, even the most sartorially minded traveler would give them a second glance.
Founded by Paris-born New Yorkers Isabelle Alix and Noémie Blanchard, who, prior to starting Offtrack, worked at brands like Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton, Offtrack puts a high-fashion spin on athleisure. Their leather and suede leggings are sourced from the French tannery that invented stretch leather and is used by brands like Balenciaga and Jean Paul Gaultier. And each pair has subtle, flattering details like derriere-complimenting seam lines, hip-framing side panels, and ankle zippers.
“Our leggings are for the multi-tasking woman who doesn’t want to sacrifice sophistication for comfort,” Alix told Travel + Leisure. “We source the most noble leather from France and hand make our leggings here in Manhattan.”
Available in two lengths and a variety of different colors, their styles make for a fashionable, off-duty look that perfectly transitions from the airport to the streets. And while they’re pricey, their high-quality material and construction ensure they’ll never lose their shape or fray at the seams. Et voilà: airport dressing made easy.
To buy: offtrack.co, $695