02 Mar 2017
10 min read
Fellas on the block, rejoice! Why? Because it’s once again that time of the year when you finally bid goodbye to the frigid winter and openly welcome and embrace the rite of spring and the warm summer months that’s set to follow. And as expected, with a new season comes a new style revolution that takes its all encompassing momentum to inspire, dress and outfit us all. Specifically, ‘athleticism’, makes its biggest comeback ever as we once again declare this era the era of sports-core dressing. Only this time around, it’s way lighter, faster, smarter, more stylish yet technical and always a step ahead, pushing frontiers to ensure that your wardrobe looks and performs as well as you do.
1. Athleticism: It’s all about technology
Tee: Although the most basic and quintessential of all athletic clothing and gear, the sports tee, today, has been modernised and spiced up to combine fabric tech into the weaves to ensure moisture wicking performance without your having to give up on that fashion flair in terms of bold colours and a daring graphic motif.
Shorts: It’s simple. You don’t necessarily need running shorts for every workout—for a light weight, breathable stretch material will do great. Just remember to go for a cut just above the knee for function and practicality.
Watch: Finally, in terms of the accessories or the accompaniments, you’ll want something that not only looks the part, but is also able to perform as hard as you do. Thus, opt for a smart watch that’s as modern as you are, but make sure you avoid the leather straps; they simply don’t mix well with sweat and moisture.
2. Athleisure: Lounge and lay back
T-Shirt: Clearly, volume is the key component of style for 2017. So pick up a plain elongated white tee, but don’t go too long or baggy. Make sure the fit is still there and intact.
Shorts Over Sweats: While some labels and brands offer combination shorts and sweatpants or shorts and leggings together, you can easily achieve this effect by combining the two items on your own. The rule is simply that the shorts need to stop just above the knee.
High-Tops: While more of a lifestyle shoe than a runner, the chunkiness of a high-top sneaker’s silhouette creates a counterpoint to the tapered leg under the shorts.
3. Sports luxe: Athleticism from the runway
Windbreaker: Not only is a windbreaker a sensible item to own, it’s also a hell lot versatile in the sense that it can be mixed with a number of items to create a sporty yet stylish look.
Joggers: Once the least fashionable item on earth, we have Yeezy to thank for bringing these babies back to the runway. Just remember a plain option is more fashion-forward.
Fashion High-Tops: Finally, as for the choice of foot-wear, choose a pair with a colour or design that echoes some of the design details on your windbreaker so that the whole look and ensemble looks cohesive and coordinated.
- Ktm City, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu
- Anta, Thamel, Kathmandu
- Li-Ning, Kumaripati, Lalitpur
- Adidas, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu
- Adidas Outlet, Putalisadak, Kathmandu
- Nike, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu
- Puma, City Center, Kathmandu
- Reebok, Kumaripati, Lalitpur
- Joop!, New Road, Kathmandu
- Nepal Sports House, New Road, Kathmandu