Here’s the thing about great yoga clothing – it’s really not just for yoga. The comfortable, casual menswear that’s best for practising yoga is also great to wear when in the gym, relaxing at home, travelling – in fact, if you opt for some of the smarter gear available, pretty much anywhere.

First and foremost though, it’s important to make sure your yoga gear is fit for purpose, in that it allows you the freedom to move on the yoga mat. Here are our four favourite brands for yoga gear for men and a few of our top picks from their ranges to consider.


In Mind shorts

To truly express yourself on the yoga mat you need shorts that are loose and elastic enough that they don’t limit your movements, but also don’t ride up when you go into inverted positions. Lululemon’s In Mind shorts are made with stretchy, quick-drying fabric and have a stay-put hem to protect your modesty. £65, buy on

Discipline pants

If you prefer to wear trousers during yoga, you can pick up some incredibly adaptable bits of gear that are great in and out of the studio. These pants are comfortable and sweat-wicking, but also have zipped pockets (including two on the back) and are subtly styled so you can wear them to and from the studio too. £88, buy on

Metal Vent Tech Tank

This sweat-wicking, odour-resistant tank has a loose but not flappy fit that’s great for yoga, and it’s also suitable for all other kinds of training. £48, buy on


Now pants

These lightweight, form-fitting trousers won’t constrict your flow and although the legs are tapered, they’re still loose enough that you can push them up to sit above the calves if you prefer. €90 (approx £78), buy on

Cross train tank

Silky-smooth comfort is the name of the game with this tank, which is also pitched in the perfect spot between fitted and loose. €44 (approx £38), buy on

Performance mesh shorts

The compression inner on these shorts provides support and removes any modesty concerns you might have when in inverted positions, but isn’t so tight as to be distracting. The mesh outer complements the snug inner by being breathable and quick-drying. €75 (approx £65), buy on


Cobra T-shirt

You’ll often see us out and about in this black tee thanks to the stylish twist the melange look affords. You’ll always see it on us in the studio, though, thanks to the silky-soft feel, a material that wicks sweat away but has some heft to it, and a fitted waist so it doesn’t slide down to your armpits the instant your head goes down. £36, buy on

2-Dogs lined shorts

The inner checks all the boxes you’d expect from yoga shorts. Snug? Check. Stretchy? Check. Sweat-wicking? Check. Going commando optional? Er, check. Yup, these shorts are lined so you don’t have to wear undies with them. With that in mind, you’ll be pleased to hear that the compression shorts are made with an anti-bacterial fabric. £45, buy on

Dharma Graphite pants

The soft feel of the fabric makes these a joy to pull on. The strong seams should also mean these pants keep up with you as you progress your practice. £55, buy on


Bamboo training T-shirt

Like all of BAM’s gear, this lightweight tee is made from bamboo fabric, which means supreme comfort, natural odour resistance and rapid drying. The looser fit is just right for yoga, and the seagull design is just right for everything. £28, buy on

New York bamboo joggers

These are not specifically designed for yoga, but if you were making the perfect pants for the practice, they’d not differ a great deal from the New York joggers. The fit is looser around the thigh and tapers from knee to ankle, and the comfort of the bamboo fabric is unparalleled. £55, buy on