What to Wear to the Gym: A Complete Guide to Men’s Gym Style

Wednesday, January 8th 2020, 1:04 pm
By: News On 6

Gym Style

So, the new year has arrived and your resolution is to get fit, but why shouldn’t you look good doing it too? You’re probably not putting much thought into your gym outfits. After all, you’re going there to sweat profusely.

However, if you’re a single guy, there’s no better place than the gym to find a lovely partner and they’ll be grading you on your outfit choice before you even meet. So, here are a few tips on what to wear to the gym so you can walk in feeling confident every time.


It’s all in the name. Sweatpants almost expect you to sweat. They’re practical, comfortable and look good as you’re working out. Of course, many men opt for basketball shorts when they go to the gym but there’s a problem with that.

Basketball shorts can make you look like you’re trying to be younger than you actually are. No-one wants to see a man walk through the gym wearing nacho-stained shorts after sitting for hours watching a game the night before.

Plain Tee

Put down the vest as a matter of urgency. Some men believe that wearing a vest to the gym is some sort of unspoken man-code. The problem is, many women find this off-putting.

Wearing a plain tee means that your armpits are covered up as you sweat and it’s easier to see the definition in your muscles through the t-shirt material. Something as simple as an Under Armour tee is ideal for in and out of the gym.

The Right Kicks

When you start going to the gym, people will know how serious you are about getting fit by your shoes. In addition to that, wearing the right shoes will protect you from sports injuries.

If you want to get to the gym as soon as possible, you can pre-order shoes ready for your first visit. The right shoes will help you to distribute your weight properly if you intend on lifting weights and help you to run with ease so you don’t roll your ankles.

Ankle Socks

Did you know that wearing no socks to the gym can be a huge turn-off? You’re bound to sweat during your work out, which means you’ll sweat directly into your shoes if you have no socks on.

Ankle socks give you the grip you need to use gym machinery safely and your sneakers will last longer and smell nicer.

The Extras

You may not wear it inside the gym but taking a hooded outer layer with you means you can pop it on before you head outside. It’s also a good idea to invest in a backpack where you can store your other gym essentials, like a drinks cup.

What to Wear to the Gym 101

When you’re trying to figure out what to wear to the gym, just remember that you can dress to impress when you’re working out too.

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