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Stay Stylish in the Gym

Written by: Eleanor Richards | July 7, 2016.

stylishGoing to the gym is a part of regular life for a lot of men. It’s already a struggle to fit around your work and home life. What you don’t need is the added worry of deciding what to wear for your gym session. Here at Mainline Menswear we’ve stopped hitting the weights and have been hitting the books instead to find a way to stay stylish in the gym.

You’re going to be breaking a sweat but there’s nothing wrong with looking good whilst doing it. And more often than not a comfortable outfit will make your workout easier and more enjoyable.

One of the most important parts of your gym outfit is footwear. Trainers are the obvious choice, but with so many options, how do you decide what style to go for? You want a low trainer with a lot of grip, but the type can differ depending on your workout. If you’re doing strength and mainly lifting weights go for something like these Lacoste Sport trainers. If you’re going to be doing cardio, Adidas or Nike is the right choice.

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Shorts are the next decision, and sweat shorts are normally the best choice. They’re comfortable and allow for lots of movement. Whether you’re running on the treadmill or squatting in the weights section, they’ll be ideal for your gym session.

Next you have to choose a t-shirt, or a vest depending on which you prefer. You can’t really go wrong with a loose fitting tee, but try to avoid polo shirts or tight fitting t-shirts, as these could rub and be uncomfortable whilst you’re moving around. Breathable material is also very important as we expect you’re going to get a little bit sweaty. Don’t be afraid to wear something with an eye-catching design, as long as it’s comfortable you can’t go wrong with what’s printed on the tee.

Finally, add a stylish sports jacket to bring your outfit together. This Fila Vintage track top is ideal gym wear as it sports as subtle design but still oozes style to make you stand out. Or choose something like this Nike hooded jumper, it’s more practical and comfortable, and has a ribbed waistband and cuffs so you can roll up your sleeves easily. Gym 5 Gym 6

When going to the gym, comfort is key. You want to look good but most importantly you don’t want your outfit to impact negatively on your gym routine. The clothes we’ve suggested should allow you to look stylish, but still be able to do everything you normally would – just with that added bit of style! So get dressed, get up off your sofa and go hit the gym, there’s no time like the present.

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