Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum
I wear black Adidas shorts (these
) and a white Asics t-shirt (like this but white
Then again, I also work out at home, so nobody can see what I'm wearing.
Incidentally, I don't see what the problem is with wanting to look stylish in the gym. It makes absolutely zero sense how so many on this forum are quick to ridicule anyone who wears 'comfortable' clothing outside of a gym setting, yet suddenly have the complete opposite attitude when talking about gym clothing, that your concerns should be 100% about functionality and you can't even have the tinest thought about whether it actually looks good. Seems rather like hypocritical groupthink to me.
What's hypocritical about it? I'm in the Champion-shorts-plus-15-year-old-t-shirt category myself and I do look down my nose at people who spend $75 on shorts at Lululemon. In the gym, I'm there to work and that means I need to be wearing the most comfortable, most practical clothing possible. Nothing wrong with a $40 Asics shirt or Adidas shorts. Would never wear such a shirt myself, but whatever. Those aren't "stylish" workout clothes. Lululemon and RLX are something else.
For me, the difference in performance between $20 shorts and $75 shorts is close to nil, so I view every extra dollar spent there as a dollar wasted. There is nothing more practical for working out in the gym than a cotton t-shirt. I have dozens of cotton t-shirts that I received for free. The only thing I'll spend a little extra money on is shoes, because the lighter-weight the better. And I have special shoes for squatting, because I care about squatting. But my current workout sneakers are ugly as sin
, and god knows the squatting shoes are ugly, too
But I'll freely admit that my choice of workout attire is an aesthetic one, too. I got Lululemon shorts from a well-meaning relative, once. I returned them. For me, the best way to look good in the gym is to look like you don't give a shit. Anything that makes you look like you put thought into shopping for workout clothes makes you look worse.
It's fine to want to look stylish in the gym, I'll just think you look like a moron. Just as in the work world it's fine for you to want to wear a shirt with enough extra fabric in the back to sail a small boat, I'll just think you look like a moron.
Childishly judgmental? Sure, aren't we all. Hypocritical? Don't see it.