Unzipped: Ralph Lauren's Doug Pickett
The face that launched a thousand Polos opens up his gym bag.
Over the past 10-plus years as a face of Ralph Lauren, Doug Pickett has become representative of the brand's clean-cut American image. And while we're accustomed to seeing the New York City-based model in Polos and blazers, he spends nearly as much time in workout gear. "It's important to stay fit and healthy in my profession," he says, "So I like to mix up my workouts between running, biking, hot yoga, basketball, tennis and calisthenics. I find that if you are always alternating the ways in which you get a solid workout then you never get complacent in your fitness goals." Our kind of guy. Here, Pickett lets us see where his fashion and fitness worlds collide — inside his gym bag:
Le Want Vie Essential Trudeau black leather briefcase
"I'm always heading to the gym either from meetings or work so this bag works great with an outside compartment for my sweaty clothes and one inside for my laptop and work papers. "
Adidas Adizero Feather shoes
"Out of the minimalist shoe movement, these are my favorite. I still find that I get mild support out of these and they weigh next to nothing."
Nike Pro Combat Core Compression Shorts
"These are my first step to any workout. They have a great comfortable fit."
Bose SIE2 Sport headphones
"When running, one of the worst things is having to constantly readjust your headphones. This pair never fails to stay where it's supposed to be."
RLX waffle hoodie
"I like the lightweight material. It keeps you warm but also allows you to be agile."
Malin and Goetz face moisturizer SPF 15
"My face lotion of choice after a long workout. It also provides protection with a light SPF."
Patagonia capilene shirt
" This shirt is marketed as an under-layer shirt for outdoor use but I love to work out in it. It's engineered to be highly breathable while also keeping body warmth inside. I find that it encourages me to sweat more which is good for cleansing the body."
Thorlo Experia running socks
"I love these socks for running. They absorb the right amount of pressure without feeling bulky in the sneaker."
Adidas soccer shorts
"These are lightweight and versatile. They don't have any pockets so its an excuse to only carry the minimum necessary: phone and headphones."