Men’s Yoga Clothes: 3 Top Trends
Peace of mind -- it’s the essence of practicing yoga. Yoga is more than just an hour or two in your day; it’s a lifestyle.
We’re here to help make sure that you find peace of mind beyond the studio, and that means making the process of choosing your yoga clothes as easy as possible.
There are a plethora of options when it comes to yoga equipment, and it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Knowledge is your best tool.
Knowledge means keeping up with trends. Trends come and go, but with modern innovations and a new understanding of our world and the resources available to us, many trends are establishing themselves as the new standard.
Today, we’re outlining the best of these trends to set you up for success in the studio.
1. Know Your Fit
Few things can hinder your yoga experience as much as clothes that fit poorly. We’re big fans of the concept of balance, especially when it comes to fit.
While there are different standards depending on your needs, in general, you want to find a middle ground between loose and tight.
Fitted yoga clothes prevent unwanted exposure, as loose clothes can slide or drape as you move into certain positions. On the other hand, be wary of anything too tight, as they can easily become restrictive and uncomfortable.
V-Neck Vs. Crewneck
You might think the distinction between v-neck and crewneck tops is simple and purely stylistic. However, there are some practical factors too that are helpful to keep in mind.
For one, consider the environment you’ll be practicing in. If your instructor keeps the studio cool, or you’re outside on chilly mornings, the extra fabric and coverage of a crewneck, however small it may seem, can make the difference in keeping your core warm and comfortable.
On the other hand, a v-neck can let the breeze in and keep your chest that little bit cooler, which can end up making a big difference out under the sun, or in one of the highly popular hot yoga sessions.
Another popular option for yoga tops is a sleeveless tank top. You don’t need to be a bodybuilder to sport one of these stylish and highly practical tops, but there are a few things to keep in mind if you’re considering them.
Tank tops fit close to the body, meaning you won’t have to constantly readjust -- your front and back torso will stay covered and comfortable.
If you’re practicing in warmer environments, keeping your arms uncovered adds an extra layer of cooling.
Plus, you’ll get the most free range of movement and natural feel available (without ditching the top altogether, which most studios frown upon).
2. Bamboo And Green Materials
Yoga is all about mindfulness. Ideally, you’re not just bettering yourself, but the world around you and the people who share it with you.
When you choose sustainable, natural fabrics, you choose better. Green materials lead to better environmental health, better socio-economic conditions, and better quality, too.
Why Choose Bamboo?
We’re not shutting up when it comes to our best friend, bamboo. Nature built bamboo with a plethora of powerful qualities that make it one of the best choices when it comes to fabric.
Why Has It Gained Popularity?
If you haven’t tried bamboo clothes, trust us, you’re missing out. Once you’ve felt the silk-like surface and experienced the quality of life it offers, there will be no going back.
Even though the material speaks for itself once you’ve tried it, we’re happy to speak for it for now.
Bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly materials available. Bamboo grows rapidly and easily, and it doesn’t demand constant expanse of farmland or non-replenishable resources.
Considering this superior sustainability doesn’t come with any sacrifices in function (in fact, bamboo is exceptionally practical), it’s no wonder it’s becoming so popular.
Other Materials Gaining Popularity
As worldwide awareness of the environment increases, so does the popularity of sustainable materials. One such material to keep an eye on is organic cotton.
There’s a reason cotton has held its place for a long time as one of the most popular fabrics on the market. It boasts strong qualities such as a soft feel and breathability.
With advancements in technology, moving away from cheap, traditional cotton to more responsibly produced cotton means you get the best of both worlds -- time-proven qualities with ethical excellence.
3. Technology To Look For
Some of the best trends-- ones we don’t expect to go anywhere -- relate to functional features. We’re finding new ways to maximize the natural qualities of our fabrics and to mix them into powerful custom materials.
Your yoga clothes may not be going with you on a run or intense workout, but a good yoga session can still work up a sweat.
If you’re into hot yoga, you can definitely expect the need for a shirt that helps keep you dry and comfortable.
Moisture-wicking pulls sweat from your skin and transfers it to the surface of the fabric, where it can dry rapidly. A good moisture-wicking top keeps you and the shirt dry, cool, and comfortable.
Where sweat happens, odor happens. The last thing you want is a cheap synthetic material that traps the odor and then lets bacteria build up, so the stench lingers and grows over time. Your neighbors aren’t likely to appreciate smelling that from their mats.
For clothes that stay fresh and clean, look for odor-resistant capabilities. When you choose bamboo fabrics, you already know you’re getting the best in odor resistance -- no harmful chemicals involved, either.
Just like the best yoga practices keep your body breathing freely, the best yoga clothes let the air flow too.
Look for fabrics with breathability to ensure your skin isn’t hindered from getting the air it needs.
For maximum breathability, look for natural fibers and blended fabrics that maximize the natural qualities within.
How Does tasc Stack Up?
So, we’ve got you covered on keeping knowledgeable. Now, it’s time to keep your closet stocked with the best.
Products To Look For
Versatile, high-quality performance tops don’t come much better than the Carrollton Fitness T-Shirt. The balanced fit and bamboo-cotton blend will take care of all your functional needs, so you can go into your next pose with total focus.
If your studio keeps cool, or you’re outside in chillier weather, consider the long sleeve variant.
Alternatively, if hot yoga or warm temperatures are your thing, the Recess Sleeveless Muscle Tank may be the way to go.
A pair of Recess 8” Training Shorts will round out any yoga fit, so you’ll be ready to relax from top to bottom.