Everything You Wear Is Athleisure

Yoga pants, tennis shoes, and the 100-year history of how sports changed the way Americans dress

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In 1997, a retail entrepreneur in British Columbia named Chip Wilson was having back problems. So, like millions of people around the world, he went to a yoga class. What struck Wilson most in his first session wasn’t the poses; it was the pants

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