New Year’s Best: 8 Stylish Gym Pieces For Men
The New Year beckons a new you, which means refreshed health goals and gym wear to get you there. With sports brands and luxury labels alike offering a gamut of gym pieces to work out in, it’s never been easier and cooler to sweat in 2018.
Fleece zip jackets, exercise shorts and performance socks with moisture wick technology—jump on these stylish pieces for the fittest gym looks of the New Year.
Lululemon Tech Short Sleeve
There’s nothing worse than a gym shirt than clings when you sweat. Lululemon’s metal vent tech t-shirt in a slim-to-relaxed fit is a breathable and seamless short sleeve shirt that showcases the Canadian sports brand's open-hole mesh fabric technology, promoting airflow and an “anti-stink technology”—perfect if you’re the heavy sweater and super smelly post-run.
Available at Lululemon
Patagonia Fleece Hoody
If you’re more of an outdoor exerciser than gym body, Patagonia’s R1 regulator fleece jacket offers insulation against that early winter morning chill and lightness (just 350 grams) so you’re wearing a jacket that won’t add weight to your run.
Snug fitting and in a striking cobalt blue, there’s even a balaclava-style hood and chin holder to for extra support. Just pull this on one and run, Forrest, run.
Available at Patagonia
Adidas Primeknit Sneakers
With typical gyms shoes looking nothing like they used to, Adidas has responded with a retake on the stylish NMD Primeknit. For 2018, the CS2 model is laceless and made to fit like a sock, with a moulded EVA midsole and classic NMD heel. The minimalist design means you can sport these with jeans and a tee, post gym-sesh. Just change your socks.
Available at Farfetch
A backpack is the one gym accessory you cannot go without. Burton’s AK457 backpack comes in jet black and boasts industrial design. Cut from a durable rip-stop fabric and a lightweight comfort back panel, the bag is compact but features more than enough space for you whole gym kit. On the go? Bottle pockets keep your water within reach.
Available at Lane Crawford
Stance Storm Trooper Socks
Graphic prints (and playful socks) are big this season, and Stance is offering its Fusion Run sock range in a galactic Star Wars print with a white Storm Trooper face on each foot.
These socks offer mesh vents that wrap from the top of the foot to the arch to enhance breathability, while Stance's Air Channel Cushioning uses an articulated footbed to increase padding and airflow.
Available at Stance
Nike x Undercover Running Shorts
Part of the Nike x Undercover collaboration, the NikeLab Gyakusou short pairs the agility of American sportswear with avant-garde Japanese design. These stylish purple shell shorts feature an orange elasticated waistband and built-in briefs, so no jocks are required.
Mesh panels keep the lower region well ventilated and the shorts offer a bonus inner pocket—with zip—for storing valuables while you work out.
Available at MR PORTER
Y-3 Logo Cap
Cap off your workout with Y-3. In a light cotton canvas, this black sports cap comes with white lettering and the brand’s logo detail. It offers an easy velcro tab to adjust and fasten at the back and is versatile enough to match any gym gear you choose work out in.
Available at Ssense
2XU Recovery Tights
Recovery is just as important as working out, so sports tech brand 2XU have created up these compression tights as a way for your legs to recover after intense training. The tights, with a metallic logo detail on the leg and neon green waistband, provide compression support for muscles and increase blood flow so you can hit the weights multiple times a week.
Available at 2XU