Weekend Wear: Gear to Get You to the Gym

Ease your way into the New Year with a comfortable kit composed of upscale athleisure pieces paired with an understated parka and the latest tech. These aren’t the clothes that you’ll wear at the gym (working out is one of your new year’s resolutions, right?), but they’ll get you there, and keep you warm afterwards.


1. Nike Sportswear Parka, $265

This parka pairs a sleek shape, complete with the trendy fishtail silhouette, with the necessary functional finishes — down fill, high collar, a stiff hood that will withstand the windiest days — making it an ideal winter staple.

2. AMI Terrycloth Logo Sweatshirt, $290 at Farfetch

Logo’s are back, and the French label puts their name front and center in a bold, block font. It’s the classic grey sweatshirt you know and love, but done in super soft terrycloth.

3. Paul Smith Slim-Fit Stretch-Wool Drawstring Trousers, $580 at Mr. Porter

Joggers have been around for a number of seasons now, but everyone’s favourite Brit Paul Smith has focused on fit and finish — a slim cut with single pleats and zippers at the ankles — to separate this pair from all the rest.

4. Givenchy Canvas and Leather Star Backpack, $2,485 at Neiman Marcus

This canvas backpack by Givenchy uses leather as both a stylish, and functional, accent. A leather zippered pouch is added to the front for more storage, a leather patch at the small of the back keeps you comfortable, and the bottom corners are reinforce with leather to protect the bag from wear and tear.

5. Philippe Model Sneakers, $640 at Raffaello Network

Philippe Model sneakers are the perfect choice for someone looking for something unique and sleek in the sneaker world. The supple leather is rendered in a colour-blocked design with thick rubber soles for the man on the go.

6. Apple Watch Series 2, $530

This is the one part of the outfit you’ll want to keep on at the gym. The Apple Watch Series 2 adds a GPS function and water resistance up to 50 meters, meaning you no longer have to be tethered to your phone to track your run and it can accompany you in the pool.