For the modern man, looking good isn’t just restricted to streetwear and workwear. The term “athleisure” has been sweeping the world of fashion, while workout clothes have been steadily improving to catch up with our style out of the gym.
So, to keep your style flawless from during your time feeling the burn, looking your best while doing arms, back or chest, we’ve come up with a few simple steps to follow to keep your look on point.
A blend of the words athletics and leisure, athleisure is a trend that has gathered real pace and widespread following over recent years. It comprises of clothing designed for working out but also suitable to wear in other situations, such as at the workplace, chilling out at home, or other causal social occasions. So whether you are putting in the work at the gym or kicking back at home playing video or online casino games – your gear should effortlessly suit any occasion.
Shoes are the most important aspect of your gym wear and where style and functionality meet. Whether you’re weightlifting, pounding the treadmill or squatting, pick a stylish shoe that’s perfect for the activity. Adidas has a superb range of shoes, designed specifically for each sport. This is where you can really have fun, why not opt for a big, bold colored training shoes in the winter months, while many favor reserved shades?
Classic sports shorts with a breathable lining are the way to go in the gym. However, don’t make sizing mistakes like wearing shorts far too baggy or too short. In the winter months, many guys wear tights under their shorts. It feels great, it looks good and the compression of your muscles actually improves performance – the same goes for base layers on the upper body.
Wearing oversized shorts has the tendency to shrink your size, making calves appear smaller – this applies to sweatpants as well. Donning thick, heavy and baggy trousers has the opposite impact a loyal gym visitor would want. Instead, look to wear slim fitting, body hugging sweatpants with enough elasticity to allow for full range of motion.
Again, it’s all about fit. What’s the point in slaving hours in the gym if you can’t show it off? Extremely loose shirts are not a good look, it needs to fit well – but that’s not to say uncomfortably tight. Something with high sleeves, not too long at the bottom, fitted to the body while not too skin tight while being nice and snug on the chest is ideal.
Stay away from tank tops, especially those with spaghetti straps, long drooping cut chests and large shoulder cutouts. The temptation might be there to let everyone see how much your hard work is paying off, but a thin tank top with a cheesy slogan on it is most likely a look you can’t pull off. Instead, don a fitted t-shirt and avoid disapproving glances from fellow gym goers.