Fitness Fashion Guide: Men’s Gym-Wear

GET THE RIGHT OUTFIT TO TAKE ON YOUR NEXT GYM WORKOUT

To help you out we’ve separated gym fashion into tops (shirts & singlets), bottoms (shorts, pants, compression pants), shoes and specialty items & accessories that make you look like a gym pro. To make life even easier, we’ve included links to some of the most awesome online shops so you can get started right away!


Gym Fashion For men:

TOP's (shirts and Singlets)

When you are working out in a gym, you have a range of options – t-shirt or singlet. The modern trends are compression gear and climacool fabrics that breath easily and keep you fresh while you workout. Stay away from grey or lighter colors as sweat will show easily. Try going for white, fluros (brigh yellow or green) or dark colors.

Brands we like:
We really love Reebok lately with their new cross fit focus, awesome color combinations, and stretchy shirt materials. Under Armour are another up and coming brand taking the compression wear world by storm. Nike and Adidas are also good choices for shirts and singlets.

Where to buy:
You can grab great men’s sports tops from Souq.com.

What I should pay:
Pick up a decent sports top for about AED 100. Souq.com have some great men's sportswear specials over summer so be quick!


BOTTOM's (shorts, pants, tights, compression pants)

In the gym, there are a couple of options for men. If you like a loose, breathable feeling, basic basketball shorts will do the job and there’s a variety of colors that you can choose from. Compression Pants are a more modern trend that has come about from the cross-fit scene. Compression pants are like tights and are designed to maximize your range of motion while also keeping your muscles warm and blood circulation to a maximum. You can wear them in combination with basketball pants, short running shorts or just on their own. You can find a number of shorts that will look great at Namshi. You can also visit Sun and Sand Sport in Dubai Mall for a great selection of all types of gym pants.

Brands we like:
We really like the GUESS lounge shorts. These lounge shorts are made from a poly-cotton blend French terry fabric. We love the fact that the button down fly is concealed. For Compression Pants you can’t go past Reebok and Under Armour – both brands have awesome design and you will feel the difference.

Where to buy:
You are able to pick up the Guess shorts, Reebok and Under Armour at Namshi.

What I should pay:
You should be able to pick a pair of shorts that you like for anywhere from 200- 500 AED. This will depend on the style that you are going for as well as the material that you want.


SHOE's (Tennis, Sneaker, High Top)

As long as you are not outside or running around, your basic sneakers will work allowing you to use the treadmill or lift weights. You want to find a good pair of shoes that will be able to support your ankles as you work out. You will also want to look at some of the awesome color combinations that are out there.

Brands we like:
This is why we recommend the Converse Chuck Taylor classic colors hi top canvas sneakers. You are able to get them in a number of different colors and they are able to support your ankles as you are working out or lifting weights. We also recommend the crossfit selection by Reebok. Nike have some cool flyknit style shoes, but they are not so functional once you step out of the gym.

Where to buy:
Not only are you able to find the Converse Chuck Taylor classic hi top shoes but a number of different types of shoes at Souq.

What I should pay:
Depending on the style that you are looking for as well as the fashion statement that you want you will generally pay anywhere from 150- 900 AED for a good pair of shoes.


SPECIAL (shower shoes)

You might want to make sure that you bring in a pair of shower shoes for when you are done working out. Look for a great pair of shower shoes that have a decent tread to help prevent slipping.

Brands we like:
We found Nike Jordan super fly team slide not only have a great look but you can pick them up for a reasonable price. With these shower shoes you will notice holes throughout the shoes to help the water to move through the shoes.

Where to buy:
You should be able to pick up a great looking pair of shower shoes at Namshi

What I should pay:
There are a number of different types of shower shoes that are out there for you to change from. Depending on exactly what you are looking will determine the price that you will pay. Generally you are looking at prices ranging from 150-300 AED.


SPECIAL (ear buds)

To really get into the flow of your workout consider picking up a pair of ear buds so that you are able to listen to your favorite music and jam while you are working out.

Brands we like:
For a pair of reliable ear buds that will stay in while you are working out we recommend the JBL earphone tempo J01A. These ear buds will allow you to listen to music or answer your phone while you work out.

Where to buy:
You can find these ear buds and another many more at LULU. They have a variety of different types of ear buds for you to select from.

What I should pay:
Depending on the features that you are looking for in the ear buds will determine their price. You will want to make sure that you take the time and really look for ear buds that will be able to stay in while you are moving around. You should be able to pick up a pair for about 100-500 AED.


Conclusion

No matter what fitness activity you select to get in shape or stay fit, you will find great looking and functional attire for it. You know the style you like, and now you know the features needed for each activity, so you can go ahead and start shopping. The main thing to remember is that you are comfortable and that you stay fit!

Make sure to checkout all our fitness fashion guides.


 

Author: Damian Brennan
Author Bio: Damian is the founder of Nutrition Souq. He is a gym junkie, sports enthusiast, entrepreneur and totally focused on improving the fitness industry in the Middle East.