Men’s Scrubs that Score for Fit and Function

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Men’s scrubs designed for real men

Men are moving into the nursing profession. It’s not surprising. Nursing is a growing field with solid wages, good benefits, and numerous employment opportunities. The diversifying employment field is good for everyone, and scrubs are diversifying as well.

Male nurses need scrubs designed with them in mind. Unisex doesn’t work for everyone, which is why there are more and more men’s scrubs on the market. Today we take a closer look at men’s scrubs and what makes our favorite designs exceptional.

How do quality men’s scrubs fit?

Men’s scrubs are designed to fit differently than unisex scrubs. They are cut wider through the shoulders and across the back, and they have longer and larger sleeves and armholes. Men’s scrubs are also wider around the torso, and usually fall below the hips.

Most men scrub pants sit at the natural waistline or just below it. Roominess and ease of motion has been taken into account here as well. Most men’s scrub pants have a relaxed fit through the hip, rear, and thigh.

Good men’s scrubs have thoughtful details

Little things like zip flys, cell phone pockets, and ID loops make a big difference in how your scrubs function. Some scrubs are even made with high-tech antimicrobial materials that repel germs. An excellent pair of men’s scrubs delivers on the details.

Fabric matters as well. Workdays are long enough without rough fabric chafing or restricting your movement. Premium brands like Grey’s Anatomy use exceptionally soft fabrics, but Dickies and Cherokee both offer quality fabrics at a lower price point.

Our most popular pairs of men’s scrubs pants

The Cherokee Workwear men’s Drawstring Cargo Scrub Pants get the job done. They’re priced well and come in plenty of color options. The natural rise elastic waist is reinforced with a drawstring, so they won’t ever slide down as you move a patient.

The pants also have a variety of pockets for carrying all your instruments, including four side cargo pockets, two slash pockets, and a back patch pocket. With a function zip fly too, this pant checks most of the boxes on our list.

The Carhartt Men’s Ripstop line takes men’s scrub pants to the next level. Ultra-durable, these scrub pants have reinforced threads that strengthen the weave of the cloth. That super strong fabric is lightly sanded for maximum softness.

The pockets on the Carhartt scrub pants are unusually large and roomy. They also have unique tradesmen pockets with easy angled pen slots, so you always have a writing utensil handy for jotting down notes.

Our bestselling men’s scrub tops

The Cherokee Workwear line has several men’s scrub tops, but this one is a bestseller for a reason. It has side vents for breathability, double needle detailing and a chest pocket with a bartacked pencil slot.

The top is also made with a special fabric blend, which has a soil release finish. Soil release technology resists liquids and other types of stains, making cleaning your scrubs much easier. Your scrubs will last longer and launder well.

The Carhartt ripstop line offers a scrub top that coordinates with the scrub pants and offers similar features.  If you want softness and strength all-in-one, this is the top for you. You’ll notice the difference.

The fabric is uniquely strong and durable, and the top is double-stitched. Pleats on the back yoke give you some extra room to move. With a high cotton content, the fabric blend is exceptionally breathable as well.

Men’s warm up jackets

It gets chilly in the hospital, so definitely invest in a couple decent warm up jackets. There are several options on our site, but our favorites combine striking style with utility.

Cherokee offers a colorblock bomber jacket that you’ll be sorry to only wear to work (although we know you wouldn’t spread germs by wearing your uniform outside the hospital). It sports an athletic fit and front welt pockets.

The zip front warm-up jacket by Dickies is medical uniform chic. The chest pocket is a great place to stow your cell phone, and there is an inside cable routing outlet for your headphone wires.

The fabric on the Dickies zip-front jacket also stands out. It’s moisture wicking and resists wrinkles, so whatever happens during your shift you’ll look great.

Complete your medical uniform

We have you covered from head to toe with our large selection of men’s medical footwear. There’s plenty of athletic work footwear to choose from, with leather and synthetic uppers and no-slip soles.

You can also find top quality reflex hammers, sphygmomanometers and stethoscopes in our online store. Whatever you are looking for, we’ve got all the tool you need to succeed at work.

As the ranks of male nurses grow every year, we will be here to support their success. You can find high quality medical uniforms and other equipment at outlet prices on our website every day.

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