I’d say it depends on the kind of sweats, I wear my Lululemon sweat pants and don’t feel like a degenerate.. but I don’t own a “ normal” pair of sweatpants and couldn’t fathom wearing a pair in public.
my old man clothes are totally based on comfort, i've gone way past caring about style. I wear cargo style pocketed cotton blend heavy sweats in the winter along with my Hoka shoes, the most wonderful walking shoes ever. My hiking boots are also Hoka I just wished they made waders. Maybe it's my lack of style why no one ever invites me to go hunting anymore.