Best Scrubs For Men (Medical Guide and Reviews)

7 Best Scrubs For Men (2023 Medical Guide and Reviews)

by | Updated: Jan 28, 2023

As a medical professional, comfort goes a long way. Whether you’re a nurse, doctor, respiratory therapist, or other healthcare worker, it’s important to invest in high-quality scrubs.

Luckily for you, we’re going to make the searching process quick and easy. We’ve found some of the best scrubs for men that are available on the market right now.

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Our Top Recommended Medical Scrubs for Men:

All of these scrubs have been made with great materials and are designed to work well for just about any healthcare profession. However, that doesn’t mean that every option is going to be the right combination of fit and function for you.

We’ve gone over all the details to help you pick the best option, but you should always keep your fabric and fit preferences in mind.

This article focuses only on the best scrubs for all the gentlemen out there. So ladies, our other Scrubs Buyer’s Guide may be better suited for you. Keep reading to learn more about your best options, and to find the right set for you.

Best Scrubs for Men (Medical Reviews):

Even if you’re not a fan of the show, these Grey’s Anatomy Modern Fit scrub tops can be an excellent option. Not only is the cut a little more modern and flattering for most men, the familiar profile can even help your patient feel more comfortable if they’ve seen the show.

This shirt is a durable blend of polyester and rayon. The polyester helps make the top a lot more durable so that you can keep wearing the same scrubs for several years. The rayon in this blend helps to improve breathability to keep you comfortable. It also makes your shirt softer and more comfortable against your skin.

Both materials are machine washable and easy to care for.

This design also includes a front pocket for storing pens and other necessary items while you’re talking with patients.

This top is also a good option if your workplace limits the colors you can wear at work. It’s available in a wide range of colors, including several variations on blue and black. That way you don’t have to choose a less comfortable scrub just to meet uniform requirements.

Top Features:

  • Rayon polyester blend is very comfortable
  • Machine washable design
  • V-neck for added comfort
  • Available in a wide range of colors
  • A modern take on a classic design feels familiar to patients

Cherokee is a brand that actually has several variations on their basic scrub design (and more than a couple made this list!), though this variation is one of their best.

The design is clearly meant to be as comfortable as it is functional. The slightly wider v-neck gives your neck a little more room than standard scrub tops. It’s also designed with side vents and a back yoke so that the shirt fits a little more closely without inhibiting free movement or getting in your way.

The materials are also a little different with this scrub design.

Including 2% spandex gives the scrub a little more stretch and helps it be a little more form-fitting than most, without making it too stretchy. The lower spandex content also helps avoid the top starting to feel plastic-y.

The rest of the top is made with a combination of polyester and cotton. Cotton is a great choice because it’s very breathable and can even help with moisture-wicking in a hot office or when you’re having to move at work. Polyester is a good option even though it’s less breathable because it’s much more durable than plain cotton.

Put everything together and this scrub is one of the most durable options without sacrificing your comfort at work.

Top Features:

  • Closely fitted and designed for versatility and freedom of movement
  • V neck for a little more space in the top
  • Durable and slightly stretchy fabric
  • Machine washable
  • Incredibly durable

Dickies Dynamix Men’s V-Neck Scrub Top is a good option if you like the V neck design but are also looking for something with a lot more stretch than your standard scrub top. It’s got all the important features, including a tools channel and a front pocket for your pens and other important tools at work.

The zipper closure also means that this scrub top is particularly easy to put on and take off, a great addition if your work means that you often end up changing scrubs through the day.

This scrub also has a wide color selection, though most of the available shades are variations on basic blue and teal.

That’s a good thing though since it’s easy to buy a color that should be compliant with any workplace dress codes. However, if you’re used to cotton scrub tops the material in this top might feel a little strange. It’s made entirely of polyester and spandex, with 9% spandex content giving you a good amount of stretch to help this top keep its shape.

It’s a little less breathable of a combination than some of the alternatives on this list, but it’s also the most durable option. If your workplace maintains a comfortable temperature, or if your scrubs have to deal with a lot of wear and tear, these might be one of your best options.

Top Features:

  • Stretchy spandex design helps the top hold it’s shape and fit better
  • Polyester and spandex design is incredibly durable
  • Reasonable color selection (mostly blues and teals)
  • Comfortable design with high freedom of movement

If you’re looking for a scrub top that will work well with more sensitive skin, this Carhartt men’s scrub top is a good option. It’s a cotton and polyester blend, just like several of the other scrubs on this list. But instead of being majority polyester like most scrubs, it’s got a higher cotton content and no spandex.

That does mean that this scrub does need a little more maintenance, like occasional ironing, but it’s great for sensitive skin. Cotton is also one of the most breathable fabric options, next to rayon, but it needs less care than rayon and is also significantly more environmentally friendly as a fiber.

Tagless labeling also helps to make this scrub top a lot more comfortable and sensitive skin-friendly.

The design also gives you an extra inch and a half of material at the back of the top for added coverage. No more worrying about your scrub riding up if you have to get something from the bottom shelf or under a patient bed.

Top Features:

  • Highly breathable materials
  • Designed for comfort and modesty
  • Wide V neck design
  • Wide seams for added durability
  • Tagless labeling for a more comfortable fit

Another Cherokee option, this is the first set of scrubs on this list, and the only one that also includes a set of pants to go with your shirt.

That doesn’t mean that it’s going to be the only matched set out there, but it’s one of the few where you can purchase both parts of your uniform in one go.

This set comes with a slightly more limited color selection than the plain tops on this list. Its colors are mostly focused on blues and teals that are generally dress-code compliant.

The tapered leg design on the pants is also a good adaptive option since it’s still comfortable but unlikely to get in the way at work. It’s also designed to stay up better at work so that you’re less likely to wear out the hems. The elastic and drawstring combination also makes these pants relatively flexible and comfortable.

The material for both the top and the pants are the same in this scrub set, with relatively high 63% polyester content, 34% cotton, and 3% spandex/poplin. That means high durability, fairly good breathability, and some slight stretch.

Top Features:

  • Complete scrub set including both top and pants
  • Durable cotton and polyester combination
  • Comfortable neckline and pants
  • Combination of elastic and drawstring pants closure

The anti-wrinkle design of FIGS Chisec Three-Pocket Scrub Top is a good option if you’re looking for some very low maintenance workwear for when you’re working long shifts or just don’t have as much time to get ready in the morning.

It’s a little more limited in color selection than some of the options, mostly sticking to classic dark blues, but you still have some freedom to choose a different color if desired.

The three pocket design is also perfect for busy nurses who might need to keep track of items for multiple different patients and just keep a little more stuff on their person through the workday.

The seams are sewn with a very durable double-needle stitch to help prevent tearing out, increasing the overall durability of the top. While this is actually one of the looser scrub designs on this list, it’s also a tailored cut that’s flattering and comfortable without limiting your freedom of movement at work. Since it’s mostly a blend of polyester (72%) and rayon (21%) with some added stretch (7% spandex) you can trust this top to be breathable, durable, and to keep its shape well.

Top Features:

  • Durable combination of rugged polyester and breathable rayon
  • Moderate amount of stretch for a better fit
  • Designed for a wide range of motion and freedom of movement
  • Extra pockets

The CHEROKEE Infinity Men’s V-Neck Scrub Top is slightly less breathable than some scrub tops being a blend of polyester and spandex without any natural fibers, but its design is still comfortable for most medical offices and hospitals.

It’s also one of the better options for men with natural wide shoulders since the shoulder yoke design gives you more freedom of movement without changing the shape or cut of the scrub top too drastically.

This scrub does need a little more attention since polyester wrinkles easily, but it’s machine washable and a cool iron should take out any unwanted wrinkles and folds.

This top also comes with both a welt pocket and a chest pocket for added storage at work. It’s also worth noting that this scrub is a little looser fitting than many others, with very little taper at the waist. That gives you a roomier fit but may not be ideal for men with very narrow hips since the fabric may feel baggy near your waist.

Top Features:

  • Roomier shoulder design for wider shoulders
  • Minimal waist taper for a less confining fit
  • Most durable fabric options
  • 16 different color choices for more personalization

Why are High-Quality Scrubs Important for Men?

A good set of scrubs is as comfortable as it is functional. Just as importantly, they should fit so that your scrubs never get in the way of your duties at work, no matter what you need to do. Not to mention that a great pair of scrubs should be durable enough to use regularly and not need immediate replacement.

It can be harder than it sounds to find the right set for you, especially if your workplace limits the kinds of colors or patterns that you can wear at work.

There is good news:

More and more clothing brands have started creating high-quality scrubs for men, which means that you have a lot more options as a medical professional than you did a few years ago. It also means that you’re more likely to find a scrub that fits well, works well, and does its job in a color and material that work for you and your workplace.

Final Thoughts

Scrubs are an important part of your work uniform and having a good set that fits comfortably and doesn’t irritate your skin can make a huge difference. This is especially true when your profession requires long shifts and a lot of time on the clock without many breaks.

All of these scrubs are designed to be comfortable and work well for men in all medical disciplines, while also maintaining the quality, safety, and hygiene standards you’ve come to expect.

These are some of the best options out there, and anyone of them will help keep you more comfortable at work. Thanks for reading and as always, breathe easy my friend.

Written by:

John Landry, BS, RRT

John Landry is a registered respiratory therapist from Memphis, TN, and has a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. He enjoys using evidence-based research to help others breathe easier and live a healthier life.