Originally Posted by Carey
I sweat like a beast when I work out, but my t-shirt (which isn't too tight, nor too voluminous) doesn't restrict my movement. I don't want to see your hairy armpit, or get an unfiltered whiff of your stench when you are doing your flies. There was a men's player sporting your look at the US Open this past week, and he looked like a vulgarian.
Considering I work out at home 95% of the time, and the rest of the time is at my university's gym at quite early in the morning, I do not run into anyone. Therefore I wear what I want when I work out. You would get a stench regardless of the shirt I am wearing; a fellow gym goer like yourself should know this. Are you also pompous enough to complain when you see older gentleman with ear hair coming out?
I think of this top two buttons fastened suiting as the Men's Warehouse look, or the "this is what the guy at (department store name of your choosing) told me Everyone is wearing these days.
Agree to disagree.
I agree with you that all of the buttons buttoned makes a guy look like he is going to his first communion.
Glad we agree here.
Lastly, that whole Kenneth Cole, Ecco, even Cole Haan has gotten in on this, I don't think this is making an effort for fashionable dressing. I see these guys on the shuttle at the airport, and I bet they put on these rubber soled shoes and think to themselves "These aren't too far off from my Nikes!" Shoes should be comfortable, but most guys think if that new leather sole isn't flexible the second they put their foot in it, it never will be. They are wrong.
Again, I will reiterate that the majority of men do not know, nor do they care, the differences between a rubber and leather soled shoe. I know because I have had discussions with colleagues and friends -- it is sadly a point lost on them, but I do not discourage them wanting to dress better, and if the soles of their shoes are rubber, so be it. I can live with it; can you?