Y/N: men wearing headbands (for athletics)

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  1. allanb10

    allanb10 Active Member

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    BSTRACT: I'm a guy who sweats during sports and needs a solution, can I & how do I wear a headband?

    FULL: I am a guy, when I work out or play tennis, I start to sweat quite a bit (I'm not fat, its just how it happens). I tried wearing hats forward and backward but it doesn't do anything but keep the sweaty hair out of my eyes and make me sweat even more. So I just bought a nike swoosh athletic headband.
    http://www.lacrosse.com/Images/Catal.../123001.WB.jpg

    Now that I have it I am not sure how to, or if I can wear it. A lot of people outside of this forum are saying it is a very feminin, emo look, but I figure if it is for sports it might be different. The other issue is I have medium length hair, so it is tough. My hair is about like this, maybe a little shorter:
    http://www.celebrific.com/wp-content...on-In-Suit.jpg

    Now, how can I wear a headband, or should I not. Thanks.



    (Sorry if this is posted elsewhere, I did a lot of searches and found nothing on this topic.)
     
  2. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Yes IF your last name McEnroe or play forward for the Miami Heat!
     
  3. allanb10

    allanb10 Active Member

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    Gotcha, thanks for that... So what do you suggest as an alternative IF neither of those statements are true?
     
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    officeboy Senior member

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    cmacey Senior member

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    Gotcha, thanks for that... So what do you suggest as an alternative IF neither of those statements are true?

    Use a towel, or your sleeve.
     
  6. Thin White Duke

    Thin White Duke Senior member

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    I sweat a lot in my face. Sports are not really the place to worry too much about your appearance but you don't need to look like a tramp either. It will be met with derision on here but form follows function. Do a Brett Michaels with a bandana and be done with it.
     
  7. allanb10

    allanb10 Active Member

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    Use a towel, or your sleeve.


    Towel, yes but only in between matches. Sleeve, no, always short sleeve drifit polos.
     
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    coop86 Senior member

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    For tennis try a wrist band or an arm band instead. For working out use a towel provided by your gym, or buy your own...
     
  9. allanb10

    allanb10 Active Member

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    So I take it the general consensus is to not wear a headband if you are a guy.
     
  10. Boss1982

    Boss1982 Well-Known Member

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    I got a few Nike bandanas for tennis: Hopefully it'll get to be 10-15 degrees warmer out here so I can go hit some tennis balls again. oh it's been so long!

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    Working Stiff Senior member

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    Old school terry cloth headbands can look really cool.
     
  12. AChekhovGun

    AChekhovGun Active Member

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    As someone already mentioned, at some point, fashion has to take a backseat to function/form (within reason of course).

    If you need a headband to keep the sweat out of your eyes while playing sports, find one that's not outlandish, and wear it.
     
  13. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I wear beanies by under armor, pretty much all the time that I am sweating.
     
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    I wear headbands like the OP's just about every time I go to the gym. Much more comfortable and less annyoing than having to constantly wipe your face on a towel or your shirt.
     
  15. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Old school terry cloth headbands can look really cool.

    Indeed.

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