Any clues into the male psyche....and I think these are mostly straight men

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    Nov 23, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    Occasionally, I see guys at the gym wearing t-shirts that are so old the material is thin and pulling apart forming multiple holes in their shirts. Any idea why they wear those shirts? I would think just pulling them on is a dicey affair, lest they totally disintegrate.

    Do guys feel all macho, like I too manly to notice? Or I've worked out so long my gym shirts are in tatters?

    Maybe it is my gay pshyche, but I dont get it. It looks stupid to me.
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:33 AM GMT
    Are you referring to those homemade sideless shirts?
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    I have several of them and I wouldn't trade them for the world! I don't think it's a "macho" thing (although it might be for some). Nothing in the world feels as good on your skin because they're so soft and feel kind of erotic. Hard to describe.
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    xrichx saidAre you referring to those homemade sideless shirts?

    No. Shirts were the material is just worn out.
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI have several of them and I wouldn't trade them for the world! I don't think it's a "macho" thing (although it might be for some). Nothing in the world feels as good on your skin because they're so soft and feel kind of erotic. Hard to describe.

    Oh so they're sprouting wood wearing shirts like that?

    You are talking about shirts where the material is worn so thin, it is shredding, right? Not just old T-shirts that are still intact.
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:47 AM GMT
    I have a gym shirt that I've had for 5+ years. It's made of tri-blend fabric. All the cotton wore out and all that's left is the synthetic fibers. The shirt is now super thin and soft. No holes or rips. When I'm sweating, the fabric clings to my skin and really shows off my muscularity. It's more subtle than wearing a sideless shirt or an XS t-shirt. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:48 AM GMT
    just too fuckin lazy to chuck their ass in the trash....and of course they be comfyicon_smile.gif
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:51 AM GMT
    Caslon22000 said
    Scruffypup saidI have several of them and I wouldn't trade them for the world! I don't think it's a "macho" thing (although it might be for some). Nothing in the world feels as good on your skin because they're so soft and feel kind of erotic. Hard to describe.

    Oh so they're sprouting wood wearing shirts like that?

    You are talking about shirts where the material is worn so thin, it is shredding, right? Not just old T-shirts that are still intact.


    That is correct. You can actually see through the shirt in some cases. I think it's hot as fuck. When I lived in L.A. a few years ago, it was a "thing" for a while. But when guys found out there was no way simulate the effect in a rapid way, the trend died.
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    Nov 23, 2012 5:06 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    Caslon22000 said
    Scruffypup saidI have several of them and I wouldn't trade them for the world! I don't think it's a "macho" thing (although it might be for some). Nothing in the world feels as good on your skin because they're so soft and feel kind of erotic. Hard to describe.

    Oh so they're sprouting wood wearing shirts like that?

    You are talking about shirts where the material is worn so thin, it is shredding, right? Not just old T-shirts that are still intact.


    That is correct. You can actually see through the shirt in some cases. I think it's hot as fuck. When I lived in L.A. a few years ago, it was a "thing" for a while. But when guys found out there was no way simulate the effect in a rapid way, the trend died.

    Why is it hot as fuck to you?
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    Nov 23, 2012 5:31 AM GMT
    Maybe it was an old favorite shirt?

    I know I never like throwing away my shirts since they have so many memories.

    Maybe the holes and thin fabric show their body off?

    Maybe they just don't notice?

    I honestly have no idea.
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    Nov 23, 2012 8:29 AM GMT
    well unlike what appears to be a lot of gay men I don't sexualise every aspect of life.

    So heres my take.

    It's the gym and aint a fashion show

    Those tshirts are super soft and super comfortable.


    I have a few tshirts like that and a few pairs of shorts too.

    I wear them because they just feel really good and comfortable, they dry fast because they are so thin so your sweat is gone pretty fast and it's a junky tshirt so it doesn't need much care
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    Nov 23, 2012 1:25 PM GMT
    Caslon22000 said
    Scruffypup said
    Caslon22000 said
    Scruffypup saidI have several of them and I wouldn't trade them for the world! I don't think it's a "macho" thing (although it might be for some). Nothing in the world feels as good on your skin because they're so soft and feel kind of erotic. Hard to describe.

    Oh so they're sprouting wood wearing shirts like that?

    You are talking about shirts where the material is worn so thin, it is shredding, right? Not just old T-shirts that are still intact.


    That is correct. You can actually see through the shirt in some cases. I think it's hot as fuck. When I lived in L.A. a few years ago, it was a "thing" for a while. But when guys found out there was no way simulate the effect in a rapid way, the trend died.

    Why is it hot as fuck to you?



    I don't know. Why is anything hot as fuck to me? If I had to try and analyze it, I guess a part of it might be that I'm turned on by confidence. Guys who walk in the gym all hyper-groomed and wearing trendy workout clothes really turn me off. So a guy who just goes to the gym and isn't worried about everyone's approval is the ultimate turn-on for me.
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    Nov 23, 2012 2:16 PM GMT
    ^ I'd agree with the above. Something natural and simple about it that makes it appealing-- I own a few shirts like that myself.

    it's just a look some people prefer-- or maybe it has more to do with comfort, or maybe they don't want their nicer / newer shirts all sweaty-- I know all have been applicable for me at one point or another
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:15 PM GMT
    Caslon22000 saidOccasionally, I see guys at the gym wearing t-shirts that are so old the material is thin and pulling apart forming multiple holes in their shirts. Any idea why they wear those shirts? I would think just pulling them on is a dicey affair, lest they totally disintegrate.

    Do guys feel all macho, like I too manly to notice? Or I've worked out so long my gym shirts are in tatters?

    Maybe it is my gay pshyche, but I dont get it. It looks stupid to me.


    It's probably because people don't care what they look like at the gym. To some people, the gym is a fashion show. Others go to work out. Why would they spend additional money on special workout clothes, when old clothes that have no other use would do? All you're doing is sweating. Who cares, as long as they don't reek?
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:46 PM GMT
    I haven't few of those shirts I wear at home for housework and stuff. They are super comfortable. I personally wouldn't wear them in public, but I can see why they have them, at least.
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:48 PM GMT
    Caslon22000 saidOccasionally, I see guys at the gym wearing t-shirts that are so old the material is thin and pulling apart forming multiple holes in their shirts. Any idea why they wear those shirts? I would think just pulling them on is a dicey affair, lest they totally disintegrate.

    Do guys feel all macho, like I too manly to notice? Or I've worked out so long my gym shirts are in tatters?

    Maybe it is my gay pshyche, but I dont get it. It looks stupid to me.


    Old disintegrating clothes are just distinguished! And comfortable. Right now I am sitting in my ultimate lazy clothes. Extra large track pans I have had for many years and are starting to wear out and an extra large t-shirt that is wearing and has a hole the size of a tennis ball in the arm pit. I can't explain to you the sense of comfort from these clothes, but it is much.
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    Nov 23, 2012 4:59 PM GMT
    allatonce said
    Caslon22000 saidOccasionally, I see guys at the gym wearing t-shirts that are so old the material is thin and pulling apart forming multiple holes in their shirts. Any idea why they wear those shirts? I would think just pulling them on is a dicey affair, lest they totally disintegrate.

    Do guys feel all macho, like I too manly to notice? Or I've worked out so long my gym shirts are in tatters?

    Maybe it is my gay pshyche, but I dont get it. It looks stupid to me.


    Old disintegrating clothes are just distinguished! And comfortable. Right now I am sitting in my ultimate lazy clothes. Extra large track pans I have had for many years and are starting to wear out and an extra large t-shirt that is wearing and has a hole the size of a tennis ball in the arm pit. I can't explain to you the sense of comfort from these clothes, but it is much.


    I agree. I feel this way especially about my Red Sox hat. It's four years old, and very well worn. It's frayed, and practically near the end of even being wearable; yet I wear it every day.
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    Nov 23, 2012 8:38 PM GMT
    Disintegrating underwear: that's cause for alarm.
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    Nov 23, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    Dunno - growing up on a farm, my clothes always fall into two categories: "Going to town clothes" and "Farm clothes." In my mind, gym clothes are sort of like "Farm clothes," since they are going in harm's way. There is a natural progression of things from GTTC to FC, but no natural outlet from FC. OK, Rags, but who needs that many rags?

    In college, I did have one favorite flannel shirt that was so old and worn that it was incredibly soft. One day I brushed against a branch or something and it just literally disintegrated and fell off.

    I'm not sure I have any Going To Town Clothes at all, at the moment.
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    Nov 23, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    I actually like worn, beaten, ripped, bleached, and permanently stained clothes... preferably from actual hard work, but still it actually turns me on a bit.
    Oddly enough, clean, ironed, and well maintained clothing, with absolutely none of the afore mentioned conditions, also turns me on.
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    Nov 23, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidDisintegrating underwear: that's cause for alarm.


    Yes. This is where the line needs to be drawn.
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    Nov 23, 2012 9:23 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidDisintegrating underwear: that's cause for alarm.

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    but but but






    They are so comfy icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 23, 2012 9:27 PM GMT
    JR_RJ saidI actually like worn, beaten, ripped, bleached, and permanently stained clothes... preferably from actual hard work, but still it actually turns me on a bit.
    Oddly enough, clean, ironed, and well maintained clothing, with absolutely none of the afore mentioned conditions, also turns me on.
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    So ... pretty much any clothes turn you on. ;)
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    Nov 23, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    It's gay to care about what guys wear at the gym. Go in, workout, come home. Let guys wear what they feel comfortable working out in. There's the insight, honestly.
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    Nov 23, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    Worn out shirts are the best shirts to wear during a workout.