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Do you need new gym wear?

20 Sep

Like most of us, we spend our summer’s outdoors. Whether it be swimming, running, biking, we take our active life outside, anything but being inside a smelly, sweaty gym. Now’s the best time more than ever to revamp your gym wardrobe. Need some motivation to hit the gym hard again, the best way is to do it in style.

As a gym enthusiast I am shocked at the amount of men I see not wearing “proper” gym wear and I don’t mean designer wear. I’ve seen it all from jeans, to dress shoes, clothes that are too tight or too baggy, ripped shorts and stained t-shirts.

Here’s a simple list of things to wear:

Tanks or t-shirts – can be cotton or any sweat wicking material for more comfort and won’t show sweat. Stay away from oversized shirts or too fitted. Find something that’s loose enough that you’re comfortable to move around in.

Shorts or pants – Depending on your preference, shorts not too short and cotton or synthetic fibers are a perfect way to stay comfortable during a workout. I do however suggest avoiding materials like nylon and any 80’s style bodybuilding pants, you know the ones I’m talking about that are colourful with patterns all over them.

Shoes – Any type of athletic shoe is great, avoid “casual” shoes like converse all-stars. If you are unsure as to what will suit your needs best talk to any sales staff at the store they are knowledgeable and will access your performance needs.

Accessories – AVOID sweat bands wristbands any bands, if you tend to sweat carry a towel with you. As well Du-rags are a big no, I don’t even know if i’s healthy to have something soo tight on your head.  Avoid wearing knee-high sock, the highest they should be is to your ankle.   

 It’s truly amazing how much we’ve evolved, don’t look like you’re stuck in the past!




21 May

home_logo_headerMay 22nd 2009, marks the reopening of Cole Haan’s Toronto, Bloor St. boutique store. Emulating elegance while taking the eco-friendly approach to the interior of the store.

Designed by Cole Haan in collaboration with Callison Architects, the new store evokes the look of a California modernist home. The contemporary environment features polished stainless steel fixtures, stained wooden floors and lacquered walls and tables. The new design reflects Cole Haan’s brand vision: Ingeniously weaving craftsmanship with innovation to enrich life’s experiences.

 The re-launch will also feature Cole Haan’s new Sporting collection of men’s and women’s footwear and accessories. This new collection expresses the dynamic pairing of Nike innovation and Cole Haan craftsmanship ingeniously woven for the culture of sport-inspired style. Drawing inspiration from the movement, style and emotions of sport – Cole Haan Sporting showcases the latest Nike Air technologies, golf products and a collection of eco-friendly accessories.



The Spring 2009 Sporting footwear collection introduces Nike Flywire, Nike Air such as Zoom Air, Ramp Air and Max Air.

Cole Haan’s golf collection, is made from fine leather and brass hardware for durability and style. All golf shoe wear has dri-fit technology that allows for breathability. Teaming up with Nike, has allowed for Cole Haan’s collections to be practical and sporty but in a oh so fashionable away.  


The ‘Dylan’ accessories collection offers a range of unisex eco-friendly silhouettes including a tennis bag, duffle and tote. As a testament to the brand’s commitment to craftsmanship and innovation, the collection is created with Bionic yarn which contains fibers made from recycled plastic beverage bottles. In addition, each bag is trimmed in vegetable chrome-free








All press communications contributed by Lauren Genz – Zenergy Communications, Toronto office.