The Buro guide to men’s sportswear for the street
Athleisure for the win
The stuff you wear in the gym has its moisture-wicking functional purpose. You want breathable fabrics, ease of movement and a hardiness that lets you chuck the whole lot in the washing machine while you shower and get into something more street-approps. But what if there were some pieces that were just as home on cross-fit as crossroads? Well, they exist and these are some of our favourites.
Although it's designed for running, this Athletic Propulsion Labs T-shirt, $112, from mrporter.com, will see you through any workout. Seamless design means nada chafing and it look equally good with chinos or grey jeans.
You want to be able to throw something over your T-shirt or singlet post workout - yes, we know you're proud of your guns but settle down there champ - and we're digging the Ebbets Field Flannels series of city sweatshirts. Each of which is modelled on authentic baseball club kit from the '50s. Any of the red on grey versions are instant classics, but we like the yellow on blue Cerveceria Caracas crewneck, $109, ebbets.com.
The gym bag
Keep your shit together in Everlane's beautifully monochrome The Modern Snap Backpack, $93, everlane.com. It's rugged, understated and easily transported.
The key considerations here go beyond style. Of course you won't mind them turning heads, but since you will actually be working out in these sneakers, factors like support and cushioning come into play. You could do a lot worse than investing in a pair of Adidas ZX Flux Slip-ons, $109.95, culturekings.com.au.
Cool down post workout - without subjecting the world to your knees - with a pair of quality trackpants. As with your other trousers you want a straight or slim line - not baggy, unless you're trying out for Jersey Shore The Musical. Which we may or may not have just made up. Point is, the Lanvin straight leg jersey track pants, $684, from matchesfashion.com, are all kinds of cool.
As with so many other areas of life, a little bit of length goes a long way. If you have to wear shorts post-workout in public, you don't want to be giving unwary spectators a glimpse of anything higher than the inner thigh. Trust us, no one wants that. The Nike Men's Fly 2.0 training shorts, $39.99, rebelsport.com.au, will literally and figuratively have you covered.
Imma tellin' you girl - sweat is gonna mess up yo' weave. Perspiration is not a hairstyling product, so unless you want to lug shampoo and wax around, you might just be better served throwing on a cap. A trucker's cap, more specifically, as the ventilation will help heat escape mid-workout. We love the Lucky Seven brand which allows you to customise colours, badges and crests. But get this, all the designs are from fictional companies that have appeared in films over the years. So, starting from around $70, you can have a cap that sports the logo of Biff's from Back To The Future or the Weyland-Yutani Corp from the Alien Trilogy. Only you and maybe one other person will get it - but that's what inside jokes are for. luckysevenscaps.com
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