Dragging yourself to the gym is the first step in any fitness regime, and a capsule workout wardrobe is the first step in that process. Our guide to gym clothes for men will give you no excuse not to get a session in on your lunch hour…
Gym sessions are the time and place to focus on yourself, your body and forget the rest of the world. This might seem obvious, but if you are planning to or you actually do workout regularly, you’ll be in your workout kit a lot. So you should treat these clothes like the rest of your wardrobe: buy good quality and express your stylistic idiosyncrasies. At the very least, replace your thread worn, mud stained sports top you used through school with some purpose built, lean gym attire.
With athleisure being adopted into the mainstream and Nike and Adidas topping the biggest grossing names in the clothes business, there’s no better time to be dressing shipshape for the gym. We’ve sifted through the internet detritus to bring you GQ’s guide to the gems of the gym-wear world.
There are lots of different colours below, but, to make to make the whole process even easier, keep your gym kit to either black, white and grey or two colours of your choosing (say, navy blue and green). That way, everything will match with everything so whatever you pack will work. You’re welcome.
Lazy Oaf trackpants
There’s no reason you can’t shake up your wardrobe while sculpting a new and improved body. These retro-inspired trackpants by Lazy Oaf are killer. The irony of the brand’s name on this “dressing to the gym” feature being totally unintentional, but duly noted. Perhaps by staring aggressively at the label, it’ll pump you up for the gym. It’s fake-news gym-wear; it’s all very 2019. £65. lazyoaf.com
Brunello Cucinelli cashmere sweatpants
Yep. We’re astounded too. Who knew it was possible for jogging bottoms to be that comfortable? They are 92 per cent cashmere and have been cut with the utmost comfort in mind with a neatly tapered leg so that they keep their shape. The question is: how you are going to take off the most comfortable sweatpants ever designed? £1,8140. At mrporter.com
Nike Pro Dri-Fit Therma tights
Looking to squeeze out those few extra reps from your burning thighs? Or a force out a few more burpies in the 44th minute of F45? Then your doggedly determined body needs the extra helping hand of these Dri-Fit Therma tights with a compressive fit. You and your (eventually) taught rig won’t regret it. £37.95. nike.com
Lacoste tennis hooded sweatshirt
Sure, the full white tracksuit might look a little E17-Stay-Another-Day-album-cover-vibes. But the tracksuit top by itself can add a shock of white purity to your otherwise stolid, plain outfit. You can always rely on Lacoste to produce chic and quality activewear. £90. lacoste.com