Male clothes for the gym

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  1. Omega

    Omega Well-Known Member

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    Guys, I need your help - I want to find myself stylish clothing for the gym. My body type is between normal and fit and I do a lot of aerobic and weightlifting exercises. Most of the time I train in a gym, but sometimes I go for a run outside. While it is easy to find top clothes for the gym (compressing t-shirt), I do not know what type of trousers or shorts I should use - cargo type or combat trousers are very hot, normal sport trousers are ugly, football/rugby shorts are comfortable, but I think they look odd for a fitness environment, casual shorts look odd too, compress shorts (often used by pushbikers) - no way I'm wearing them! Well, I ruled out almost everything.
    So, what would you recommend?
    Thanks
     
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    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    I went to champion athletic gear on the web, got 5 pieces each shorts, sweat shirts, sweat pants and 10 tee shirts. all in gray or dark blue. 10 pair white tube socks. 4 identical pair on sale sneakers. that should last you the rest of your life at 3-5 times a week at the gym/running.

    you don't need to look fashionable at the gym, you need to be comfortable.
     
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    You are either trolling, or bored and just typing nonsense, or more likely, a complete idiot.
     
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    Tracksuit bottoms are good, otherwise some standard football shorts.
     
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    Tons of hair gel will fix anything bro.
     
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    a g string bathing suit will rock the gym. you show off your fine ass etc.
     
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    It also makes tanning the cheeks easier.
     
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    Fraiche Senior member

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    I understand this is "Styleforum" but I would say you're taking it a little too far.

    That said, if you got money to blow, my female friends tell me Lululemon makes high quality workout gear. Based on what I've felt, the quality does feel superior to Champs/Nike/Adidas.
     
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    Precisely
     
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    Want to slap x4.


     
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    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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