The 2013 Men’s Fitness Look Great Awards

The 2013 Men’s Fitness Look Great Awards



Clean and Simple
Armani Exchange, Pima Pocket Tee, $25

Does that company pay you to wear their name on your shirt? No? Then lose the logos and try this ultrasoft pima cotton T-shirt from Armani Exchange. Instead of reading your chest, she’ll read your eyes.


Complement Anything
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi-Top, $55

Nothing beats a fresh pair of Chucks that can be worn with (literally) everything. The flat soles are perfect for weight training, the minimal styling works great with jeans, and you can even use them to dress down a suit for a more casual look.


Just Throw It In the Bag
Tommy Hilfiger Fairfax Duffel, $248

The perfect gym bag is sturdy, lightweight, and breathable—for reasons we won’t go into. The Tommy Hilfiger Fairfax Duffel is a stylish upgrade from the sporty version you’ve been using forever, and it’s big enough to hold all your workout gear.



Get the Picture
Samsung NX300, $750

There’s no shame in Instagram, but photos that will stand the test of time require a quality camera that isn’t also a phone. The Samsung NX300’s Best Face feature snaps multiple shots so you can choose the “best face” for everyone in the pic, and it comes Wi-Fi-ready so you can share photos with the click of a button. Actually, Congressman, perhaps this one’s not for you.


Show That You’ve Learned a Thing or Two
Oakley, prices vary

You’ve strolled on the dark side. Now hide your bad-boy past behind a pair of stylish, grown-up eyeglasses. Oakley prescription eyewear even has styles made of flexible, heat-adjustable acetate that’ll mold to fit your face after 20 seconds under warm water.


A Trick of the Wrist
Tissot PRS 516 Chronograph, $525

You could spend a lot more on a watch, but with options like the Tissot PRS 516 you don’t need to. It’s a sports watch in disguise: Time your workout and then hit a board meeting. The self-winding mechanism makes it the perfect timepiece to wear every day.



The Wild One
Triumph Daytona 675, $11,600

It looks like something out of Alien vs. Predator, but the Triumph Daytona 675 is even more ferocious. Fitted with a monstrous 14,400 rpm engine to put out earth-shaking, best-in-class torque, the rebellious Daytona 675 is the standard to beat—or at least try to.



Looks Good, Sounds Good
Harman Kardon BT, $250

If you’re going to rock a pair of headphones on your skull, shouldn’t they be as stylish as the rest of you? Great for workouts or cruising the streets, these noise-reducing headphones are Bluetooth-compatible, so there are no tangled wires to cramp your style. A two-hour charge will buy you 40 hours of wireless listening.


Take This Tablet With Water
Sony Xperia Tablet Z, prices vary

Yes, it’s sleek and sexy, but so are most tablets. The Sony Xperia sets itself apart by being water-resistant to 3 feet. Leave it on the edge of the pool and it’ll fare better than your paperback. Download your favorite spaghetti-sauce recipe and splatter the screen with reckless abandon. Once dinner’s done, just rinse it off in the sink for an easy cleanup.


Get In On the Buzz
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler, $20

This watertight trimmer and styler gives you the freedom to sculpt your style in the shower or out, and the included adjustable heads for beard and body allow you to achieve virtually any look you can think of.


Take It All Off 
Harry’s, from $10

Get the perfect clean-shaven look with this supersimple razor from Harry’s, the brainchild of co-founder of eyewear brand Warby Parker. With no batteries, bells, or whistles, these razors are built with just one thing in mind: to deliver a classic shave at a reasonable price.



Smuggler’s Choice
Victorinox Passport Travel Blazer, $295

You could be one of those guys sitting in economy wearing an old sweatshirt. But if you intend to ride business class, this is the essential piece of clothing. Wrinkle-resistant, lightweight, and covered with pockets for stashing your passport, boarding passes, and flight attendants’ phone numbers, a travel blazer lets you hop right from the plane to a meeting looking first-class.



The Ultimate Guitar Pick
PRS SE Custom 24, $1,092

Playing guitar isn’t hard: Learn three chords and you can bang out most of the Ramones’ oeuvre. But rock ’n’ roll isn’t just about the sound (see: the Ramones), which is why the Paul Reed Smith SE Custom 24 looks as stunning as it sounds. Featuring a gorgeous 24-fret maple neck and a solid body crafted from mahogany and rosewood with built-in HFS treble and Vintage bass pickups, this guitar delivers picture-perfect performance. And if you can actually play, even better! The smooth response handles complex riffs like a boss, and the PRS tremolo can dive-bomb without slipping out of tune.


The Plush Life
Le Corbusier LC3 Grand Modele Armchair with Down Cushions, $4,995

You’re the king of your castle, so it’s only natural that you have a throne worthy of royalty. A modern take on the club chair, the LC3 Grand Modele was designed with its frame on the outside rather than the interior, resulting in what Corbusier himself liked to call a “cushion basket.” This standout piece of furniture keeps it minimalistic, allowing you to display your superior taste without flaunting it. Sink in and stay awhile; we guarantee it’ll feel like heaven.



Getaway Bag
Coach New Bleecker Canvas Cabin Bag, $698

The number one rule of summer houseguesting: Make sure your luggage doesn’t scare your hosts. Nothing too ratty, because you’re a neat and respectful visitor. Nothing too big, because you’re not overstaying your welcome. And nothing too small, because you don’t want to be the guy borrowing razors and underwear. This Coach duffel fits the bill perfectly. Made of durable canvas with a leather trim, it’s both modern and classic at the same time.



For the Long Run
Adidas Firebird Track Top, $68

The blurring of the line between gym wear and street wear continues, as this classic Adidas track jacket proves. It’s been around a long time, but it’s never been as trendy as it is now. The iconic black-with-white-stripes combo is instantly recognizable and versatile enough for everything from an early-morning jog to lunch with friends.


The Ace of Clubs
TaylorMade R1 Driver, $400

The golf course is as much for business as it is for sport—what do your clubs say about you? The final chapter in our quest for all-in-one perfection, this driver has four-degree loft adjustability, so you can dial in your game on the fly. Plus, face-angle and shot-shape weight adjustments give you 168 ways to make every hole a done deal.



Stand on Water
Boardworks Raven 12’6″ Standup Paddleboard, $1,500

Tough goes elegant in the light, tight, and durable Boardworks Raven Standup Paddleboard (SUP). We were drawn to this all-purpose SUP for its beautifully veneered bamboo painted with eye-catching graphics inspired by Northwest Native American art. Every Boardworks TEC-V board consists of a dual-density core, ever-tough fiberglass, and premium epoxy resins that handle touring, fitness, and recreational racing without flinching.

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