WORKOUT SHIRTS: Need Input

  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 12, 2009 3:27 PM GMT
    Kind of a dumb question. When I work out, I usually wear a tank top, occasionally a T. Shirt, depending on how warm I am and outdoors.

    I see some guys wearing basically a T Shirt that has no sleeves with the sides open to allow venting. Pretty comfortable look. Some of the shirts are cut almost to the bottom to allow for free movement. It looks like they have might have been cut by the owner and not purchased that way... but they look pretty good (not like they were scissored). Can't find them anywhere. Any input?
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    Apr 12, 2009 3:56 PM GMT
    I cut mine... then wash it. Once they are washed they don't look cut cause the edges roll in.

    Mine are also usually decked out with comic book heros and villians LOL
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    Apr 12, 2009 4:00 PM GMT
    As long as a guy's shirt has enough of a back on it that it protects the equipment from his back, I am fine with whatever.

    I am hooked on sleeveless muscle shirts ....like from Armourwear .... the freedom of shoulder movement is the main thing.
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    Apr 12, 2009 4:16 PM GMT
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    Richard has always been the trend setter for my gym fashion. It's comfortable, colorful, and fragrant depending on the bloom. Simply fierce!
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    Apr 12, 2009 4:42 PM GMT
    Most of my work out shirts are beat up. I don't care about looking good when I'm in the gym. You'll never catch me in some candy-assed brand new matching outfit. Usually this is what I see around January when the New Year's Resolution people come in (but they're gone by February anyway!)
  • sportsjockla

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    Apr 12, 2009 4:44 PM GMT
    I usually just cut mine. I've never seen store bought ones that are cut down to the waist.
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    Apr 12, 2009 5:00 PM GMT
    Sleeveless T's, and I do wear deodoranticon_wink.gif
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    Apr 12, 2009 5:02 PM GMT
    I just wear a basic t-shirt and my Adidas shorts.

    I think it's crazy that some people spend lots of $$ on gym attire...Under Armour, in particular, is way too expensive, in my opinion. I also get a kick out of the people at the gym who are all "dolled up" like they are hitting a bar or club. lol I normally roll out of bed, put on my clothes, pat my hair down (it gets crazy during the night lol), put some deodorant on, and head out. I go to the gym for my workouts, not to socialize or hook up.
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    Apr 12, 2009 5:04 PM GMT
    im big on vintage tees from resale shops, my own screenprints and v-necks. of course i wear my rj sleeveless tee a lot too. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 12, 2009 5:23 PM GMT
    I almost always wear sleeveless because of the arm movement Caslon was talking about, and I also tend to overheat so ... it does provide the venting.

    The shirts cut all the way down, unless you're under 23 and are doing the fratboy thing ... not okay. Also, just for anyone reading this, the little skimpy tank tops ... WTF? I've come to realize that I can't see nipples at a gym and not laugh. icon_rolleyes.gif Girls don't let their boobs hang out at the gym, so why do guys?!? icon_eek.gif Lol.
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    Apr 12, 2009 5:27 PM GMT
    I wear simple, inexpensive, muscle shirts. Works for me!

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  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 12, 2009 5:44 PM GMT
    FierceEyes said

    The shirts cut all the way down, unless you're under 23 and are doing the fratboy thing ... not okay. > Lol.



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    Apr 12, 2009 5:46 PM GMT
    I prefer wearing a wife beater tanktop when working out.
  • torontoguy222...

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    Apr 12, 2009 6:39 PM GMT
    Ah, as much as I love how muscle shirts/tank tops look on guys, I can't come to regularly wear them myself. Part of the reason is that I'm self-conscious about having fat arms, but also because I've got a bit of unsightly hair on my upper arms, along with just a bit of backne. The combination of factors makes me way too apprehensive to wear them. I will once in awhile though if I don't want a tan line. Generally I wear a white t-shirt and my adidas shorts. Nothing too fancy. Underarmour looks for the most part silly. Why spend 50 bucks on a t-shirt to sweat in?
  • dannyboy1101

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    Apr 12, 2009 7:50 PM GMT
    Tall_Drink_of_Water saidI just wear a basic t-shirt and my Adidas shorts.

    I think it's crazy that some people spend lots of $$ on gym attire...Under Armour, in particular, is way too expensive, in my opinion. I also get a kick out of the people at the gym who are all "dolled up" like they are hitting a bar or club. lol I normally roll out of bed, put on my clothes, pat my hair down (it gets crazy during the night lol), put some deodorant on, and head out. I go to the gym for my workouts, not to socialize or hook up.


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  • justinlee86

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    Apr 12, 2009 7:54 PM GMT
    Just wear whatever you want...its the gym not a club.
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    Apr 12, 2009 8:14 PM GMT
    I wear an oversized practice football jersey (with the holes in it) and a cotton tank underneath. The sleeves are very loose and slide so that there is no catch in them and They last for a lifetime, at least mine have. I have 3 that I rotate out every two days.
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    Apr 12, 2009 9:43 PM GMT
    what do you wear when running? i live in the deep south and it gets supah hawt here and plain cotton tees get soaked with sweat superfast... any alternatives? has anyone tried the C9 line by champion at target? prices are reasonable...
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    Apr 12, 2009 10:14 PM GMT
    Cotton A shirts are cheap look good and are effective.

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    I like UnderArmour the very most for comfort.

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    An oversized A-shirt is cool.
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    When I'm in great shape, and training hard, a wrestling singlet under shirts is perfect.

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    And several other styles. Depends on my mood.
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    Apr 12, 2009 10:41 PM GMT
    RJ, you is funny.

    RJ / kRakaJak knows how to dress, too.

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    Apr 12, 2009 10:44 PM GMT
    This is what you'll find me wearing:
    http://www.target.com/Mens-Shirts-C9-Champion/b/ref=sc_fe_l_2/182-9385537-6318867?ie=UTF8&node=13036131

    Less sweat to mop.
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    Apr 12, 2009 11:55 PM GMT
    Like everyone else said, you can just grab an old t-shirt and cut them yourself. Or you can buy running singlet.

    http://www.asicsamerica.com/products/category.aspx?PARENT_CATEGORY_ID=250001540
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    Apr 13, 2009 12:03 AM GMT
    the under armor stuff keeps your sweet in..
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    Apr 13, 2009 12:11 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidMost of my work out shirts are beat up. I don't care about looking good when I'm in the gym. You'll never catch me in some candy-assed brand new matching outfit. Usually this is what I see around January when the New Year's Resolution people come in (but they're gone by February anyway!)


    OH NO! Those are the outfits I buy my partner every year for his birthday! He says he likes them!icon_sad.gif