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TO WEAR OR NOT TO WEAR: TIGHT SHIRTS

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    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 5:42 AM GMT
    You've seen em, gentlemen.

    Whether they are cruising the dance floor or hangin around in your gym's parking lot, these men are wearing TIGHT shirts that cling to them like snake skin.

    So, do you condone the practice of tight shirt wearing?

    As a proud owner of several tight shirts, I and my tight shirt wearing peers want to know if we really look as cool as we think we do?
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    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 8:42 AM GMT
    I'm more worried about that axe you've got in your hand.
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    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 11:58 AM GMT
    GuiltyGear,
    Personally I like you shirtless.

    But I have to say that one night before I started working out and eating right, I spotted this guy in a club. He had on a pair of nice slacks, nice shoes, a cool belt, and a tight clingy v-neck knit shirt.

    Needless to say he had a great body underneath it all, and it was kind of like an epiphany for me. I wanted to look like that. Started working out shortly after.

    So for me, yeah, tight shirts can be awe-inspiring!
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    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 12:06 PM GMT
    Tight shirts are great - if you have the body for them.

    You have to be fairly lean and muscular, a little defined.

    If you are even a little overweight though, they can make you look like as stuffed sausage.



  • HndsmKansan Posts: 15314
    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 12:57 PM GMT
    Well I tend to agree with IT Jock in some respects, but a couple of points....

    First there are "tight shirts" that you see in a dance club and "tight shirts" that one would wear everyday.
    I have (almost) a fetish for Ralph Lauren polo shirts
    (and other polos, like A&F and others, but polo is at the top). A large is tight fitting for me. It works well and I always feel great. Sometimes I wear an XL, especially with long sleeved polos, but they are still tight in the shoulders. My jeans are also tight in the legs. Its a great feeling.

    It really depends on the scene. At work I doubt if tight jeans and shirts would be appropriate for me (maybe Fridays, like today), but otherwise, no.
    Also in the summer, forget the jeans. Its shorts and I don't like tight.

    If you don't have a decent body, tight clothes are not attractive. I think you have to be realistic about how you look...and what makes you comfortable.
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    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 2:48 PM GMT
    i was mistaken as a gigolo once because of my tight t-shirt. i'm not going there again.
    then again, it depend on the place.
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    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 3:38 PM GMT
    Its a hatchet, Red.
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    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 4:11 PM GMT
    ItjockIf you are even a little overweight though, they can make you look like as stuffed sausage.


    ...or like you are carrying a great big sack of watermelons.
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    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 4:24 PM GMT
    Thanks for clearing that up that mr guiltygear.

    You can never have enough tight t-shirts.

    Mine make my perky nipples stand out.
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    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 4:27 PM GMT
    If you think u can get away with wearing em... wear em!
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    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 4:28 PM GMT
    Yeah - like others have said - it's a question of how tight and where.... (both how tight the shirt is, and how tight the body is).

    I'm comfortable enough with tight sleeves and a little stretch over the chest - but the sausage casing approach requires nearly 0 body fat and that's rough to keep up.

    On the other hand, tank tops suit me even better ;)

    J.
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    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 5:20 PM GMT
    I vote for the tight shirts. (You don't have to look at the ones with the unsightly bulges.)

    Now that we're into layering weather, I've been going with a tight base-layer (under-armorish) and a blousy outer layer. That way, you can unbutton to display as much or as little as you like - weather permitting.

    Anyway, as has been discussed elsewhere, most shirts are made for pear-shaped people. The choices are a)sausage casings, b)tight across the chest, or c)enormous billowing tents.
  • TriAthlnNOLA Posts: 39
    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 5:54 PM GMT
    I'd probably have to go with something somewhere in the middle... I used to wear tight shirts and my ex used to make fun of me for wearing them...(maybe that's why he's my ex) But If I wear a shirt that's too loose it makes me look skinner that what I already am, so I have to be careful to to wear not too tight and not too loose... Now there's nothing like seeing a hot muscle boy in a nice tight shirt with him arms busting thru the seems... for me at least!
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    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 6:10 PM GMT
    Well gentlemen, I have to agree with vtorso. Herakles should be shirtless, and even beyond shirtless, but then you expected that from me.

    If you must wear clothing, wear what makes YOU comfortable. Don't worry about other's approval.
  • auryn Posts: 2061
    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 6:17 PM GMT
    Who, in his right mind, would tell a man with huge arms and who is wielding a hatchet that he can't wear tight shirts?
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    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 7:19 PM GMT
    A tight shirt is the staple of a man's fashion arsenal. A guy just looks hot with a tight shirt on. Even the straight guys are getting into the action. Men are more fashion conscious than ever. Think of guys like David Beckham, Brad Pitt, and Rafael Nadal. These guys are becoming fashion icons. I think we should embrace it!
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    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 7:56 PM GMT
    Yes!!! tight shirts are hot, given you have the bod to wear them... like GuiltyGear does, man what a friggin bod!!!
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    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 8:06 PM GMT
    if you have a nice body all your shirts must be tight and fitted, what's the point of having a hot body then?

  • EricLA Posts: 3451
    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 8:25 PM GMT
    If you can pull it off (as in you have the body for it) and what you're wearing is appropriate for what you're doing and where you're at, the why not?

    But let's face, it gay men aren't alone. My jaw drops at the number of women (usually younger, but not always) who walk around with belly revealing blouses. This would be attractive if not for the extra 10, 20, or 30+ pounds that some of these women are carrying around. And no, I'm not talking pregnant women. Don't get me wrong, I think "women-of-size" can be attractive, but let's be appropriate! It can make all the difference in the world.
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    QUOTE Dec 07, 2007 9:03 PM GMT
    I agree it all depends. If your overweight a tight shirt only makes that more obvious. A nice loose fitting shirt looks better.

    The cut of the shirt is the important part IMO. You can have a tight shirt that shows of the muscle and ignores the flab and you can also get one that is cut the other way.

    From experience I have found that most tee shirts bought in gay orientated stores tend to be cut diffently than ones you buy in a non-gay orientated store. Gay versions tend to be tighter in the arms and chest, and more V shaped. Str8 stores tend to sell a looser fitting boxy shaped tee-shirt.

    Go by the reactions of people around you. I get compliments wearing a tight fitting shirt but sometimes when I see others wearing a tight fitting shirt I think whatever where they thinking

    Just my random 2c
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    QUOTE Dec 11, 2007 10:22 PM GMT
    yes. tight. always tight over the tent-sized crap straight guys seem to like. can't stand watching a guy roll through the mall (literally) in clothes that make him look like a baggy square with a head peeping out the top. so sloppy.
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    QUOTE Dec 16, 2007 5:49 AM GMT
    I like wearing my UnderArmour stuff to the buffet. It freaks fat people out.

  • FirefighterBl... Posts: 1331
    QUOTE Dec 16, 2007 6:06 AM GMT
    I've come across a rather simple formula. If your body makes seams or folds in the fabric the manufacturer didn't put there, you probably shouldn't be wearing it.
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    QUOTE Dec 16, 2007 6:22 AM GMT
    Chucky, what do you think your under armour does to us that aren't fat? (BOING!)
  • Hiker98 Posts: 169
    QUOTE Dec 16, 2007 6:33 AM GMT
    I could not agree more with the other posted comments: if you got a great bod, why not flaunt it? A tight fitted shirt that is comfortable adds a little mystery to the whole idea of wanting to know what is under that tight shirt....a tattoo, a scar, a birth mark, some awesome pecs, a nice six pack, a guy with a great work out program, a guy with an attitude, a Harley rider, or a soft kitten under disguise. I say go for it if you got the goods, the guns, and the guts.