Running Clothes For (Gay) Men

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    Aug 10, 2009 12:25 AM GMT
    Is it just me or is there really a lack of a color scheme for men's running shorts and shirts? icon_confused.gif
    Looking for running shorts that have some color but there is always the usual selections -- black, black and black. *sigh*
    I look at the woman's equivalent and they have teal and brown and red etc.
    I'm kind of envious of all the color selection for women. icon_cry.gif

    The same goes for fitted (lycra) running shorts. Try to find some shorts that are a five inch inseam? Good luck. I don't like shorts down to my kneecaps. I like shorter shorts that are tight fitting. Help!
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    Aug 10, 2009 4:05 AM GMT
    Where are you shopping? I was in Dicks Sporting Goods the other day and they had all kinds of neon running gear. Certainly can't be missed in a canary yellow singlet with reflective strips!!
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    Aug 10, 2009 4:43 AM GMT
    Actually, I agree with LaxJock. Canadian stores just don't have the selection.

    I have yet to find a running singlet for sale in Canada and always buy my stuff when I travel to the U.S. to run.
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    Aug 10, 2009 5:17 AM GMT
    Ahhh order online maybe? Here it's warm enough for a singlet for the most part about 8 months out of the year. Maybe that would explain the abundance?
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    Aug 10, 2009 8:13 PM GMT
    I don't care so much about colors. I stick with black or dark blues. But my main problem is finding the right cut/style. Most of the running shorts I've looked at are either too long or too short. Nothing in between.

    I found a few mid-length shorts, but often times they are made of a fabric that doesn't stretch. And since I have big legs, it's really uncomfortable and limits my movement.

    So what I ended up doing was buying a pair of regular mesh athletic shorts and cutting a few inches off the seam. The mesh material is very stretchy and it's thick, so the cut edges don't curl or fringe.

    But if you want more color, you should shop online. From my observations, most sporting goods stores don't stock a lot of running apparel. They just carry the basic colors and styles.
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    Aug 11, 2009 1:11 AM GMT
    26mileman saidActually, I agree with LaxJock. Canadian stores just don't have the selection.

    I have yet to find a running singlet for sale in Canada and always buy my stuff when I travel to the U.S. to run.


    Thanks 26. Yeah, you go to the Running Room and the selections are black and black. icon_confused.gif
    I'm going to Virginia Beach to do the Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon so maybe I will pick up some shorts there. icon_wink.gif

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    Aug 11, 2009 1:16 AM GMT
    Aussiebum have some colours

    http://www.aussiebum.com.au/en/sportswear/
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    Sep 05, 2009 11:43 PM GMT
    LaxJock73 said
    26mileman saidActually, I agree with LaxJock. Canadian stores just don't have the selection.

    I have yet to find a running singlet for sale in Canada and always buy my stuff when I travel to the U.S. to run.


    Thanks 26. Yeah, you go to the Running Room and the selections are black and black. icon_confused.gif
    I'm going to Virginia Beach to do the Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon so maybe I will pick up some shorts there. icon_wink.gif



    I've noticed the Dick's Sporting Goods at Lynnhaven has a better selection of running shorts than the one at Town Center.

    Enjoy your stay here this weekend, and good luck tomorrow!
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    Sep 27, 2009 2:14 AM GMT
    googling a bit brought up:
    http://www.runningwarehouse.com/catpage-MRSHORT.html

    various colors there.


    i like the typical dark, short, slit on the side running shorts. You actually feel like you're not wearing anything. complete freedom.
    which is the whole point of those shorts.
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    Sep 27, 2009 3:14 AM GMT
    I'm not a fan of too much color in my running gear, although I understand the necessity for it, as neighborhood drivers won't spot me without my bright blue shorts, despite my shirtless sweaty torso shining in the sunlight.
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    Nov 29, 2009 4:50 PM GMT
    LaxJock73 saidIs it just me or is there really a lack of a color scheme for men's running shorts and shirts? icon_confused.gif
    Looking for running shorts that have some color but there is always the usual selections -- black, black and black. *sigh*
    I look at the woman's equivalent and they have teal and brown and red etc.
    I'm kind of envious of all the color selection for women. icon_cry.gifblockquote>

    Yep. Just going through the same myself. Women and kids clothes have a wider variety of colour and designs. Men's are, for the most part, a bit boring. Under Armour have got good designs and a few colours (just looking to get some of their Blitz range), plus I can get them easily in the UK, which is usually a problem: most things in the UK are designed a bit samey with dull colours or else fluorescent.
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    Nov 29, 2009 4:59 PM GMT
    I've found the same thing. Lot's of black and dark blue's. When are they going to figure out some of us like and look good in light colors.icon_confused.gif
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    Nov 29, 2009 5:07 PM GMT
    Black and dark blue hides the fatlocks and all the jiggly parts. icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 29, 2009 5:08 PM GMT
    I wasn't sure what "gay" running clothes was .. so I googled it and found these this

    http://www.10percent.com/images/products/enlarge/105806.jpg

    Then I found this which was my favorite running gear!!icon_lol.gif


    oh, part 2



    Notice the guy asking about the size 15 icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 29, 2009 5:12 PM GMT
    dumb question I'm sure, but when should I wear those long running tights? and should I wear shorts over it so not everyone has to see my package, I'm not a big runner, even though I do triathlons, and it's getting colder, and they look hot too. ;)
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    Dec 05, 2009 5:03 AM GMT
    i start wearing them when temperatures drop below 10C for training.
    When i race at even 8C, i still wear shorts which i put on only minutes before the start.

    It's mostly to save your joints which don't like the cold very much.
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    Dec 21, 2009 9:46 PM GMT
    swimmertri saiddumb question I'm sure, but when should I wear those long running tights? and should I wear shorts over it so not everyone has to see my package, I'm not a big runner, even though I do triathlons, and it's getting colder, and they look hot too. ;)


    I wear Under Armour compression shorts under tights. Seems like enough since I'm generally running. Now for pre- & post-race milling/socializing I pull on a pair of LIVESTRONG woven pants.

    As for when,.. temps <45F, but I don't like to be cold.
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    Dec 21, 2009 9:58 PM GMT
    Lululemon is pricey, but they've got some really nice stuff. My two favorite pairs of running shorts are from them:

    http://www.lululemon.com/
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    Dec 21, 2009 9:59 PM GMT
    thecureforeverything saidLululemon is pricey, but they've got some really nice stuff. My two favorite pairs of running shorts are from them:

    http://www.lululemon.com/


    They just had a trunk show at Crossfit here. Seems like nice stuff.
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    Dec 21, 2009 10:08 PM GMT
    thecureforeverything saidLululemon is pricey, but they've got some really nice stuff. My two favorite pairs of running shorts are from them:

    http://www.lululemon.com/


    I second this. Lululemon has great, unique stuff that is really high quality and very functional. Worth the price in my opinion. My favorite source of gear by far...
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    Dec 26, 2009 2:34 AM GMT
    Went shopping for a new winter top and found 1, yes 1 top that wasn't black, gray, or dark blue. So I bought a bright orange/red Nike shirt.
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    Dec 26, 2009 2:54 AM GMT
    ActiveandFit - OMG - thank you for making me laugh right out loud...awesome videos...creative. Love it!
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    May 06, 2010 12:54 AM GMT
    Despite it being a big box business, Brooks Running has some colorful shorts. http://www.brooksrunning.com/products/26473/Shorts
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    May 07, 2010 10:52 PM GMT
    Just got back from The Track Shack here in Orlando ( http://www.trackshack.com/ ) and EVERYthing was black. Horrors. Guess I'll keep wearing my side-split to the waist highway sign bright YELLOW shorts. That and my incredible bare chest makes people notice me... when I'm not running naked that is.

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    http://www.NudeRuns.com