anketa saidFor a long time I have observed a certain phenomenon: mature gay men who dress as teenagers. Also in the gym, there are some gay guys at their 40s-50s wearing those very short aussiebum shorts...
I don't mind, you can wear whatever you want, I just think that it could look a bit ridiculous. Anyway, I admire you, guys,for the boldness, and I do not judge you. I am just curious to know WHY
There could be another explanation besides wanting to look like teenagers, for the 50s and up crowd like me. It's what we ALL used to wear. This is not new to us, not our first time in them.
The oversized male "bloomers" we have for gym wear today, perhaps inspired by basketball, are not what we once wore, in school gym classes or in commercial gyms. Nor did basketball players, either. We had rather brief, snug shorts. We also had that same PT uniform style when I was in the Army.
That many of us miss, thinking they were a lot more functional as male athletic wear. When we see a brand like Aussiebum selling a retro look we feel right at home wearing it. I know I've never felt comfortable in 10 yards of excess cloth, except maybe while mowing the lawn.
So it's not that we want to become TODAY'S teenagers, nor do we think we are when we wear that stuff. We're just taking advantage of a possible trend that lets us return to a practical style that all men of all ages wore a few decades ago.
In fact, turning the argument around, many of us think wearing gigantic shorts to the gym is MORE teenager for us. Or at least it has been in recent years. And if the trend returns to short-shorts, well, we older guys never really changed at all. YOU'RE now copying US.