Buyer’s Guide: Best Scrubs for Male Nurses

Shopping for scrubs may not be your favorite activity, but it’s worth it to put a bit of time into the process; otherwise, you’ll end up wearing uncomfortable, ill-fitting scrubs for hours at a time, and no one wants that. To make shopping easier for you, we’ve rounded up six of our best-selling scrubs for male nurses. If you’re in the market for scrubs for men, you can’t go wrong with any of the options below.

dickies scrub shirts for male nurses


Dickies has been making hard-wearing workwear for nearly a hundred years, and there’s a reason that this brand is still in business. It makes durable, no-nonsense workwear at a fair price. Their Gen Flex collection is one of our top sellers for men. The scrubs are made of a 52 percent cotton, 45 percent polyester and 3 percent spandex fabric blend that’s breathable and will withstand many uses. If you prefer a more athletic style and fit, check out the Dynamix collection, which is made of 91 percent polyester and 9 percent spandex textured dobby fabric that offers four-way stretch. The Dynamix scrubs provide features such as a wide banded v-neckline with a bungee loop and side vents at the hem for added comfort.

male nurse wearing green scrubs and stethoscope


If you’re looking to build out your collection of scrubs with some solid basics, you can’t go wrong with Cherokee’s Workwear Originals. Designed to last, these scrubs for male nurses come in classic silhouettes and colors that you can wear for many years to come. Made of 65 percent polyester and 35 percent cotton poplin with soil release technology, this fabric will fight stains and discoloration. If you’re looking for cotton scrubs, try the Workwear Professionals collection, which is made of a 63 percent polyester, 34 percent cotton and 3 percent spandex stretch poplin blend. Workwear Professionals scrubs have storage-friendly features such as patch pockets, cell phone pockets, hidden instrument slots and more.


These scrubs are made with triple-stitched seams for strength and come in a 55 percent cotton and 45 percent polyester nylon fabric that’s hard to rip, but easy to wear. Carhartt’s signature tradesmen pockets give the scrubs a distinct, masculine look while also providing plenty of storage space for your pens and clinical supplies. Once you try your first pair of Carhartt scrubs, you’ll see how durable these scrubs really are.


If you want simple, dependable scrubs, look no further than Landau’s men’s collection. Their scrubs for male nurses are made of a 65 percent polyester and 35 percent cotton blend that is durable and comfortable, providing just enough flex to move with you as you go about your day. They feature practical touches like cargo pockets and locker loops. If you prefer a slightly different fit, Landau’s unisex scrubs are also popular among men. Made of the same soil-release fabric blend as the men’s line, the unisex scrubs provide a slightly more relaxed fit, with pants that sit just below the waist.

male nurse smiling wearing blue scrubs


Jockey is better known among the wider population for their super comfortable underwear, but nurses also love Jockey for their dependable scrubs. For those searching for classic everyday scrubs, the aptly named Classic Fit collection is a great place to start. The tri-blend fabric is made of 72 percent polyester, 21 percent rayon and 7 percent spandex for comfort and durability, and the scrubs boast features such as breathable mesh shoulder panels and athletic reflective tape. If you prefer scrubs that are more athletic, consider the Performance Rx collection, which is made of a 93 percent polyester and 7 percent spandex Omni-stretch™ Micro pique, moisture-wicking fabric with antimicrobial odor control technology.


If you want scrubs that are a little more fashionable than the other workwear options listed here, you’ll be happy to note that koi has been adding men’s workwear to their various collections, including koi Basics, koi Classic and koi Lite. The brand’s scrubs for male nurses are available in a wide variety of tasteful colors, as well as different fabric blends. Whether you’re looking for cotton scrubs or polyester workwear, they’ve got an option for you. If you’ve never worn koi scrubs before, we definitely recommend checking out what the brand has to offer in men’s workwear.

If you want to know more about choosing scrubs for men, check out our guide that explains how to navigate brand and fit options for men’s scrubs. If you like for your scrubs to match, check out our many options for men’s scrub sets.