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.