How To Dress For The Gym

5 Items EVERY Man Should Own for The Gym

Short shorts, old university sweaters, big headphones, neon running gear and a skimpy vest make a common appearance inside most gyms. How many of these style crimes are you committing?

To assist you in your quest to appear increasingly stylish and enhance your attractiveness to the opposite sex, we’ve devised a list of products, hand picked from MR PORTER. This 5-piece ‘How To Dress For The Gym’ guide highlights some key areas, so, even if you believe your gym style game is on point, read on ..

1. Techloom Pro Training Shoes by Athletic Propulsion Labs, £105

First things first, a good pair of sneakers are called for and are fundamental to any man’s gym style. Air bubble technology was introduced back in the late 70s, and in all honesty, things have moved on a fair bit since then.

These running/training shoes from Athletic Propulsion Labs are a fine example of fashion meets function and have been tested by experts and athletes alike to ensure they meet high demands. They claim to optimise your running performance, feature the brand’s signature Propelium™ midsoles and are made from breathable mesh material that ensures lightweight and flexibility. These are great for everything from sprints down the park to burpees or a spin class at the gym.

2. Adan Shell Running Shorts by Arc’teryx, £50

Shorts are a tricky purchase. You can spend time agonising over which ones to get. Then, when you’ve finally chosen ‘THE pair’, it’s too cold to wear them.

Arc’teryx’s technical garments aren’t a secret, but we doubt you know too much about them. The Canadian labels training apparel helps withstand some of the fiercest conditions and workouts, meaning these ‘Adan’ training shorts are sure to become an essential. Chances are it’ll be raining outdoors, so the quick-drying lightweight material ensures these are a practical investment for Brits.

3. Pro Hypercool Dri-Fit Max T-shirt by Nike, £35
Want to know our pet peeve? That big chested bloke who hogs the chest press machine and believes he looks good in a low cut vest. Do the polite thing, opt for something a little less subtle (even if you do have the muscles for it).

This staple gym tee by Nike is made from the brand’s iconic Dri-FIT Max fabric which rapidly deals with sweat, keeping you cool and comfy simultaneously. It’s trim, timeless and will match with just about anything.

4. Stretch running top by Soar, £100

With the British weather being consistently temperamental, it pays to be prepared. There’s no need to pack emergency supplies, just an extra layer of clothing stashed in your gym bag should cut it.

Like most extra layers, the trick is to choose something that will go with just about everything. A piece like this Soar stretch running jersey will ensure that you’ll be able to keep warm and look good in equal measure. Don’t be that guy shivering outside on a chilly August evening.

5. Elite running socks by Nike, £10

While there’s a strong case for arguing that socks aren’t the most fashion friendly item, we’re 100% right in saying, they do a job. These Elite cushioned dri-fit running socks by Nike are designed for tough workouts and help provide cushioning, absorb moisture and reduce exposure to blisters and rubbing.