Gym Kit to Sweat and Look Good In

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We’ve been known to slope into the gym wearing a worn-out T-shirt, tatty shorts and socks with holes in them. All of which were sorta serviceable… but not ideal. Like wearing a suit to work, kitting up properly for the gym can get you in the right frame of mind to focus on and attack the task at hand (also, you don’t get judged).

With that in mind, we’ve picked out all the basic gym kit you’ll ever need – shirts, vests, shorts, socks, trainers and sweatshirts from brands such as GapUSNNew BalanceAdidasNike and more – which will help you exercise at your peak without getting weighed down with sweat (a particular problem with old tees). We’re sure you’ll notice there’s a lot of grey and you’re right – we do imagine ourselves as Rocky when we’re working out. You should too, it’s highly effective.

Now you just need something to put it all in. Try these backpacks or duffel bags.

Former fashion editor

Gary Kingsnorth was the fashion editor for Coach as well as Men’s Fitness.