Our favorite athleisure lines to shop right now all have one thing in common represent how “athleisure” has gone from a buzzword to a trend to a lifestyle. These top brands combine standout fabrics, classic silhouettes, and easygoing wearability with the kind of versatility that today’s modern man needs in his life — from the gym to the office to happy hour and back again. Get ready to give your wardrobe a serious makeover in time for spring.
OLIVERS Apparel has you covered from head to toe with gear that’s comfortable, performance-ready, and adequately modern. We love the new Club Tee (seen above) and the All Over Short, two extremely well-made picks that would be perfect to snap up for this season. The Bradbury Jogger offers everyday versatility, while the Passage Pant blends exceptional fabric with a clean and classic look — that’s athleisure defined right there.
Over the past few years, guys have started to realize that they need to make room in the wardrobes for lululemon — and we think that’s a very good thing. From pieces like the lifestyle-oriented Forthwrite Jacket to the Intent Jogger cut in a tapered fit from neutral fabric, the brand has carved out a nice space for men who want pieces that ready for the gym and and a casual weekend coffee run.
If you like your lifestyle brands to provide tons of options in every category, then you’ll like to see what Vuori has been churning out. From a range of comfortable, performance-ready shorts — made for everything from yoga to the trail — to equally performance-minded pocket tees, this company flaunts a level of dimension that every athleisure brand should strive for.
If it’s versatility you seek — trail-ready shorts that still look sharp or a raglan tee you can wear to the bar after a hike — we’d recommend PATH Projects, easily. They’ve got you covered when it comes to your headwear and your baselayers , both essentials for the guy on the go. Products like the Cascade Tee check the other performance-friendly style boxes.
One of the more consistent purveyors of athleisure out there would have to be Reigning Champ. In fact, this Canadian brand defies trends and continues to make some of the best gym and lifestyle gear around. We love the classic crewneck sweaters and pullover hoodies, both made with quality fabrics in neutral, easy-to-style colors. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg — there’s plenty more where that came from.
Bensly is just getting started with a super soft athleisure collection featuring Pima cotton pants, shorts, and hoodies, along with ultra-soft tees and the slickest, smoothest underwear you’ll ever put your buns in. The brand has an environmental bent: The its tees are created from a sustainable fiber made from responsibly-grown South African eucalyptus, which is softer than silk, more absorbent than cotton, and more breathable than linen.
And now that you’ve got a few ideas for your next athleisure purchase, check out the best duffels to toss them in for your next trip to the gym.