There’s something about a man in uniform, and Lydia’s Uniforms is proud to carry a wide range of medical necessities to help male nurses and doctors look and feel their very best. We’re taking a look at ten of the most important men’s styles, from everyday scrubs and athletic shoes to med supplies and handy accessories.
10 Medical Must-Haves for Male Nurses
Dress for success with these essentials:
- Solid Scrubs
Style tip: Wear the same hue on the top and bottom for a clean, cohesive presentation.
- Comfortable Undershirts
Most scrubs are made with v-shaped necklines, which may reveal a little too much skin or chest hair. Add an extra layer of coverage with the help of a super-soft undershirt. From short-sleeve tees to long-sleeve styles, these tops are the perfect complement to your everyday uniform.
Style tip: Stick to crewnecks in lighter colors like white, cream and heather gray. These go particularly well with traditional blue or white scrubs.
- Handsome Prints
The right print can instantly become a conversation starter for a nervous patient, and it can showcase your personality and general interests. Whether you choose a pattern that reflects your specialty or a print that shows off your masculine side, there are plenty of ways to mix things up.
Style tip: Stick to only one printed piece at a time to prevent your uniform from looking too busy.
- A Quality Stethoscope
Having the right medical gear is essential to getting the job done, and a high-quality stethoscope is a fundamental basic.
Style tip: Try classic black for a traditional look, or choose a blue or olive green design for subtle color.
- Proper ID
Keep your credentials close at hand with a retractable lanyard. These accessories are ideal for holding your ID and keys, and their sliding adjusters ensure a comfortable fit for all-day ease of wear.
Style tip: Working with kids? Wear a funny badge reel instead.
- The Right Tools
Nurses and doctors need a wide range of med supplies at their disposal, so make sure you have everything you need for on-the-job success. From diagnostic tools like stethoscopes, blood pressure devices, otoscopes, thermometers, scissors and forceps to apparel and accessories like bags, totes, scrub caps, med sleeves and compression socks, these are the items you’ll use on the regular.
Style tip: Try an all-in-one kit for a matching blood pressure cuff, stethoscope and carrying case.
- A Sharp Watch
Add a punctual touch to your medical uniform with the help of a traditional wristwatch. These stylish accessories are extra comfortable thanks to silicone bands, and water-resistant construction helps keep them protected throughout the busiest of days.
Style tip: Free up your wrists with a scope watch instead. These convenient timepieces are made with back clips that attach to most stethoscope tubing.
- A Handy Light
Penlights are essential diagnostic tools, and they’re ideal for eye, ear, nose and throat exams.
Style tip: Look for a style that has a push-button control as well as a clip for securing it to your chest pocket.
- Cozy Layers
Dress for the elements with a lightweight jacket or lab coat. These sophisticated layers keep you comfortably warm, and they’re a smart option for multi-seasonal wear.
Style tip: Try a design with slant pockets, chest pockets and hidden cell phone pockets to keep all your gear right where you need it.
- Performance Footwear
As a healthcare worker, you’re on your feet all day — which means you need to invest in supportive shoes that ward off potential foot pain. Look for breathable uppers, sculpted foam outsoles and responsive cushioning for a customized fit and feel.
Style tip: Athletic sneakers are a great choice for men, and they transition from the workday to the weekend with ease.
Guys: What tops your list of medical essentials for male nurses? Keep the conversation going in the comments section with your own styling tips and product recommendations!