Men’s gym wear is having a bit of a moment right now. Whether you’re a first-time gym goer or a seasoned bench press pro, it’s important that your gear reflects your commitment to get fitter and is made from the best materials to optimise performance.
From luxury, design-led essentials to the everyday basics you’ll need for your next session, British brand CDLP have got you covered. This brand is serious about performance, so their gym wear features no-chafe seams, breathable mesh venting and moisture wicking technology to ensure you’re working at your peak.
Other brands to look out for include Aussie leisure-wear brand LSKD and classic American athletic brand Champion, who are the masters when it comes to sweat-wicking, form-fitting and high-performance gym clothing. LSKD have an urban street aesthetic that’s perfect for off-duty wear, while Champion utilise the latest in fabric fabrication to ensure you stay comfortable before, during and after your workouts.
Elevate Your Fitness Game: A Guide to Men’s Gym Wear
A good place to start is with tank tops. These are typically loose fitting so you can move freely, but they’re also great for showing off your muscles and you can experiment with contrasting colour panels to maintain your style quotient. For a layering option, try a 1/4 zip top which is lightweight but can keep you warm during a cold training session and is great for adjusting airflow.
Alternatively, vests can be worn if you prefer a tighter fit. A lot of men also favour form-fitting t-shirts that can help highlight your gym gains. However, it’s best to avoid baggy tees at the gym as excess fabric will inhibit your ability to move and may be irritating.