Nordstrom’s activewear brand Z by Zella is the ultimate destination for affordable men’s basics

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Contrary to popular belief, finding affordable and high-quality menswear basics is almost as rare as stumbling upon hidden treasure. Most designers and retailers like Everlane and J. Crew, for example, offer premium basics and activewear pieces. However, they’re not the most pocket-friendly for the average shopper.

In an attempt to meet this demand, Nordstrom’s activewear off-brand line Z by Zella recently expanded to include men’s styles. Prior to this, the line, exclusively offered through Nordstrom Rack, only featured women’s activewear pieces that included leggings, bras, jackets, underwear, hair accessories and more.

Z by Zella’s menswear collection, also exclusively sold at Nordstrom Rack, includes a range of basics designed for life in motion. The pieces range from T-shirts and running shorts to muscle tanks and swim trunks. Whether you’re doing something athletic like hitting the gym or going for a swim or simply running errands, these pieces are perfect for everyday wear.

Also, prices in the entire collection range from $9.97 to $29.97, proving that affordable premium basics actually do exist!

Take a look at our favorites from the Z by Zella men’s collection below.

Z By Zella Men’s Laser Perf Short Sleeve T-Shirt, $19.97

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This lightweight, active short sleeve tee is the perfect choice for an early gym run or everyday wear. It runs from small to extra-large and comes in seven colors.

Z By Zella Men’s Apex Short Sleeve T-Shirt, $14.97

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While the Laser Perf Short Sleeve Shirt is more formulated for workout and active lifestyles, think of the Apex Short Sleeve T-Shirt as its older brother. This one is perfect for casual wear and is the ideal simple touch to any look. It comes in seven colors and runs from small to 2XL.

Z By Zella Men’s In Game Knit Golf Polo, $22.97

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Every man needs a classic, solid knit polo shirt, and this option comes in six soft, pastel colors that are perfect for the spring and summer seasons. They run from small to 2XL.

Z By Zella Apex Performances Muscle Tank, $14.97

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Whether you’re lifting at the gym or out and about on a hot summer day, this performance muscle tank is a must-have. It shows just the right amount of skin to keep you cool and is covered up just enough at the neck. It runs from small to 2XL.

Z By Zella Running Shorts, $24.97

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It goes without saying that running shorts aren’t just reserved for running. You can wear them while lounging around your house or apartment, and they’re also perfect for everyday casual wear. These come in four classic colors and range from size small to 2XL.

Z By Zella Rogue Fleece Shorts, $19.97

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Who doesn’t love a simple pair of drawstring shorts? Guaranteed to keep you cozy (but not hot), these shorts are the perfect everyday staple. They come in three colors and range from size small to 2XL.

Z By Zella Men’s Blade Golf Shorts, $29.97

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Don’t let the name fool you — these shorts aren’t just reserved for golfing. These performance moisture-wicking shorts are lightweight while remaining structured. They come in seven colors and range from size 29 to 40.

Z By Zella Men’s Rogue Fleece Joggers, $26.97

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Another staple that never goes out of style is a classic jogger. These fleece drawstring joggers are super comfortable and boast that sought-after pull-on style that so many men love. They come in five colors and range from size small to 2XL.

Z By Zella Barrel Printer Swim Trunks, $25.97

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The weather’s heating up, so that means it’s almost time to indulge in a beach or pool day or two. These quick-dry swim trunks are perfect for this event and come in three patterned designs. They also range from size small to 2XL.

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