Some of the hottest sartorial labels have been breaking a sweat — in high style — with handsome workout clothes that are equally made for the treadmill and treading the runway. These pieces are high-tech, high-performance, and high style — they’re sure to turn heads at the gym. However, with this sporty mix, you’ll wear these looks even when you’re not running laps or hitting the weights. Cheers to your next barbells-to-sports bar look.
Ovadia & Sons
Twin brothers and designers Ariel and Shimon Ovadia deliver a range of tailored sportswear numbers inspired by the spirited energy of New York City coupled with laid-back, athletic ease. The label’s new active leisure collection, Ovadia+, features innovative performance fabrics that translate into light, airy clothing essentials with detailed minimalism. We love the Carbon Oxygen Jacket and the Carbon Vapor Jogger Pants for their featherweight, moisture-wicking performance properties that provide both function and good form. These Tricot Striped Track Pants with zip details and midnight blue grosgrain side stripes masquerade beautifully as a trouser. Layer them with a button-down, sweater, and brogues when you’re not putting in the miles at the track.
Todd Snyder + Champion
Designer Todd Snyder created pieces for Champion that are not only tailor-made for an old-school boxing workout, but equally suitable for when the gloves come off as well. The Todd Snyder + Champion retro-cool, sportswear collection takes the idea of the traditional sweatshirt — an item that’s oft-maligned for its sloppy styling — and singlehandedly flips it into an impossibly cool, must-have piece that you can wear anywhere. The same goes for its range of cargo sweatpants, classic T-shirts, henleys, and thermals. Pair the streamlined sweatshirt with slim trousers or put the retro tees under a blazer for a solid, athletic mix on the traditional business-casual look.
Adidas by Kolor
Equal parts futuristic and functional, the gym-ready adidas by Kolor performance line will hurtle your next workout into outer space. Cool-kid spark runs rampant throughout the collection, which was envisioned in collaboration with Japanese streetwear designer, Junichi Abe, of Kolor. Innovative looks and technical Climachill, Climaheat, and Boost fabrics are used in the layered shorts, jogger pants, anoraks, neoprene jackets, and jersey shirts. The in-your-face metallic and neon accents, power silhouettes, and urban astronaut styling are added bonuses.
A collision of innovative technology, progressive construction, and modern streetwear, State Concepts by Frank & Oak is a premium line of gear that’s made for life on and off the playing field. The dynamically sleek design of the Urban drirelease® shirt is just as at-home on the courts as it is in the conference room. The versatile item is crafted from intelligent fabric offering a patented blend of hydrophobic (“water-hating”) fabrics and hydrophilic (“water-loving”) fibers, which efficiently wick moisture away from the skin. It also features anti-odor technology, keeping the shirt smelling good through all activities. Fleece hoodies, French terry tops and pants, and insulated outerwear are also part of the cool State Concepts mix.
Suitsupply may be known for its impeccable suits and pristinely tailored dress shirts, but its athleisure collection maintains all the craftsmanship and flair for which the brand is known — only in a slightly more activewear-friendly package. All the basics, including T-shirts, crewnecks, and sweatpants, are available for your next workout. One thing’s certain: You may not want to hit the gym in this luxe, pure cashmere, gray zip-up hoodie with a stylistically tapered hem and cuffs. Play hooky from the squat rack and go to brunch instead (we won’t tell). You can wear the hoodie with the matching cashmere sweatpants or just a pair of denim jeans for the ultimate in comfortable sophistication.
Ralph Lauren Polo Sport
There is no shortage of athletic-fueled options when it comes to the Polo Sport line from Ralph Lauren, which comes as no surprise when you consider that the brand has been the official outfitter of the United States Olympic Team. With customized sport jerseys and tech jackets plus compression tops and tights and tons of pullovers, shorts, and shoes, every workout can be gold-medal-worthy. But we simply like these lightweight jersey T-shirts for their graphic edge. Engineered for superior movement and performance, it has natural stretch for full range of motion during your next weightlifting session. However, it would perform just as well under a structured blazer for a punchy addition to traditional suiting.