We’ve all heard the saying, if you choose a job you love then you’ll never work another day in your life. That same logic applies to the medical scrubs you wear: Buy and own scrubs you love, and you’ll never dread getting dressed in the morning. Okay, so maybe that second one won’t become a famous saying anytime soon, but it’s certainly sage advice.
Stick to these five basics when choosing your medical scrubs, and you’ll be on the right track:
The 5 Key Elements When Shopping For The Best Medical Scrubs For Men
Choose Synthetic Fabrics
If you’re like most of us, you hate to iron your clothes. And guess what -- there’s no reason in the world why you should have to. It is 2018 and we have the option of choosing advanced technical fabrics. Polyester is one such fabric, and what makes it so great is that you can’t really mess it up.
Here’s a little Polyester 101: In 1941 polyester was invented by two British scientists in England because World War II made it hard to get cotton. When the war was over, in 1945, DuPont bought the right to make polyester, and by 1950, a factory in Delaware was making polyester fabric.
Polyester is commonly used in clothing today because of some distinct advantages it has over traditional cotton. It can be made light and moisture-wicking, it holds its color, and it doesn’t shrink after repeated washing. And if that’s not enough reasons to love polyester, there are plenty more – it resists stains better than cotton and can withstand a great deal of wear and tear. There’s a reason most athletic clothing today is made entirely from polyester or a poly blend.
Long story short, polyester is synonymous with easy-care and high performance. Something you should look for in a pair of scrubs that you wear day after day. Just wash and tumble dry low. No wrinkles. You’re good to go.
Get the Proper Fit
Let’s face it, every man has a different body type. And these differences are only more apparent when you compare them to female body types. Think broad shoulders, flat chests, etc.
So let’s cut to the chase -- it’s time to buck unisex scrubs, and get scrubs designed to fit and look good on your manly frame.
Men’s scrubs should have right angles and straight lines, to conform to the typical male figure and make you look strong. Look for scrub tops that have details such as squared off pockets and stitching that accentuates your shoulders. You also want to avoid man-cleavage at all costs. The v-neck on your scrubs should never go below your armpit line if you want to keep a professional appearance. For added protection and comfort consider a crew-neck undershirt.
When all is said and done, you know what will really make you feel masculine? Compliments. Wear scrubs that look great and they will score you a few each day, which never hurts. Who doesn’t want a little boost for their ego? We might suggest checking out our Men's Jogger Scrubs to add a little freshness to your scrub wardrobe.
Feel Good In Your Scrubs
Studies have shown that clothing can affect a person’s understanding and performance, which is why the comfort quotient is a key factor when it comes to choosing the right scrubs. How comfortable can scrubs be, you ask? The answer is: extremely. With so many advanced performance fabrics out there, there’s no excuse for scrubs not to be 100% comfortable these days.
TiScrubs are made from a performance fabric that feels silky-soft, like butter. And be sure to look for scrubs with little “comfort extras”, such as tag-less tags (instead of having a bothersome tag sewn into the seams the tag is imprinted inside) and a soft neck ribbon that runs around the inside of the collar to prevent chafing. Superior stitching of seams can make your scrubs more comfortable against your skin, too.
Protect Your Assets
YOU are your biggest asset, so be sure to find scrubs that will protect you as you move about your day. At a minimum, your scrubs should be antimicrobial. Antimicrobial technology protects against germs and odors, helping to keep you safe and fresh. The next level of protection would be a physical layer separating you from health hazards.
Look for scrubs with matching undershirt with long sleeves or wear a scrub jacket. Our bomber-style Men’s Scrub Jacket is a perfect option because it is made from our antimicrobial breathable mesh that will keep you protected but not too hot.
Make Your Uniform Personal
Everybody’s doing it. Scrubs with the option to personalize with embroidery are more popular than ever, and if your scrub brand of choice can’t embroider your scrubs for you then you need to quit them like a bad habit. Choose a scrub brand that can do embroidery like it’s nobody’s business. Embroidery should be impeccable and fast because, after all, we are in the 21st century.
At a minimum, men are customizing their scrubs with their names, and often they add their title(s) on there, too. (As they should; they earned them!) Just be careful not to overdo it or you could come off as being a bit pompous.
Post-nominal abbreviations are a delicate thing – you want people to know what you’ve accomplished, but you only want to list those relevant to your current work. Lastly, consider putting your practice name or logo on your scrubs for a really professional look.
If your scrubs can do all of this, then getting dressed for work each morning will be a pleasurable experience. Plus, you will buy yourself a little more valuable time – time to snooze for a few more minutes or enjoy a cup of coffee. The choice is yours!
If not, then you need to check out TiScrubs because they meet all of these recommendations. With free returns and exchanges, there’s no reason not to give them a try.