January 9, 2017
The athleisure market has been a steadily growing trend in the fashion industry over the past few years, as what we wear has been gaining more influence from pop culture and streetwear, as opposed to solely looking to the runways for sartorial inspiration. Pieces that blur the line between performance and sportswear are stealthily gaining market share and visibility in men’s styles at a variety of price points. More recently, the menswear segment of this relatively newer category has become even more pronounced with great offerings from with brands like MSX Michael Strahan, Lululemon, and Outdoor Voices.
Available exclusively at JCPenney, MSX Michael Strahan offers a variety of affordable menswear pieces, from jogger pants and fleece shorts to bomber jackets and hoodies. The prices range from $26 for t-shirts to $90 for lightweight jackets. Brands like Rhone aim to close the gap between activewear and everyday clothing. Products are available for a range of activities such as running, cross-training, hiking, and swimming, all available online. Prices are slightly higher at $118 for sweatpants and $56 for pocket tees. Lululemon, mostly known for its women’s activewear pieces, also offers similar styles for men. Basic tees are priced at $56, hoodies at $128, and jogger pants for $108; all are available online and in Lululemon stores nationwide.
Also noteworthy is Public Rec Apparel, known for its All Day Every Day Pant, available online and priced at $95. The brand focuses on making technical leisure apparel for men, and aims to offer high quality, well tailored, comfortable pieces. More recognizble brands, like Ralph Lauren and J. Crew offer menswear at a similar price point and style, featuring items like hoodies, cardigans, and sweatpants.
Click through the slideshow above to see our top picks for mens athleisure pieces.
June 4, 2015
The pants are super lightweight and the ultimate in stretch, thanks to the four-way stretch design, lay flush against the body due to the flat lock seaming, and the combo of fibers and finish wick moisture away from the body so that nothing detracts from your workout. The leggings are high performance, so that you can be too, and as we all know, I’m a sucker for a cool camo print! As sleek as the design is, there is a tiny, concealed pocket that I actually didn’t even notice until after a few wears that it rests on the hip and is perfect for stashing some cash or keys if you don’t have a locker to leave your belongings in.
Overall, I’ve got to say I’m very impressed with all of the functional and stylish features for the price; so much so, that I think you should get a pair too! Receive 25% off at RBXActive.com, now through July 31st, 2015 via code “Active25,” plus free shipping on orders that tally to $50 or more. My particular style is available in four color options, but you can also choose from compression shorts, running shorts, bras, tops, and more, or look for RBX Active and sporting goods and fashion retailers nationwide.
Full Disclosure: Fashion Pulse Daily received a sample for editorial review.