Workout Clothes

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    Jan 28, 2010 1:59 PM GMT
    OK, so I'm not saying you need to have a full wardrobe of workout clothes (even though I do), but do you have to wear the same exact clothes every single day? I go to this gym in Braircliff (NY) and there are at least 2 people (a man and a woman) that never wear anything different every time they're there, which is practically every day. At first I didn't pay any attention to it but after a while I began to notice it. I mean the EXACT same shirt, sweat pants, and sneakers. These people are in their 40's-50's I guess, and it's a pretty expensive club, so they have to be able to afford more than just one workout outfit, right? Oh, and they're not related at all. These are 2 totally independent people. And, I'm pretty sure there are more than just these 2 people, but they just stand out in my mind right now. So, what do you think? And, I'm not exaggerating when I say the same EXACT outfit every single time, and we're talking many, many, many months. I think the guy changed his shirt a few months ago, but not the woman.
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    Jan 28, 2010 2:14 PM GMT
    What does they wear too the gym have anyhting to do with your working out ? If they are clean and not smelly it's really none of your business.

    some people come to the gym to actually work out not be a part of some superficial run way of work out attaire. Seriously. If it'sbugs that much why don't you ask them why they wear the same thing all the time. I would love to see what kind of rresponse you get.
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    Jan 28, 2010 2:33 PM GMT
    LOL. I love this... "superficial run way of work out attaire". You don't have to have more than 1 tee-shirt, pair of shorts, and sneakers to have that.
    And, I don't get close enough to them to actually know if they smell or not, but unless they're washing them every day, how can they not smell? Oh, and I didn't say it bugs me, I just think it's strange, that's all.
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    Jan 28, 2010 2:40 PM GMT
    Maybe they have a housekeeper who washes their clothes every day. Ha.

    Yea, I would find it odd too.

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    Jan 28, 2010 2:45 PM GMT
    I have a bunch of lacrosse style shorts that I really like, diff. colors, and pick my shirts around that. Easy, fun, and a look I like. Anyone else?
  • binario77

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    Jan 28, 2010 2:50 PM GMT
    I often wear the same clothes. I workout, put my kit and towels in my bag, get home and put the whole lot in the washer and then the drier then back in the bag they came out of and then the same things are on the top of my gym bag to wear on my next visit.

    Nothing dirty about doing it that way at all although of course it does cut down on the variety of what you wear.
  • drypin

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    Jan 28, 2010 2:53 PM GMT
    They should be shot.
  • victor8

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    Jan 28, 2010 3:00 PM GMT
    mb thier happy and don't find fault as easily as others...mb the bought 30 sets on sale and like the fit...
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    Jan 28, 2010 3:26 PM GMT
    I think I wear the same boardies and shoes to the gym, but I do wash the shorts between workouts. Top changes between singlets, so when I get bored of white, I can switch it up with the blue! icon_biggrin.gif
  • WILDCARD73

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    Jan 28, 2010 3:32 PM GMT
    being stylish at the gym is very important
    you are trying to increase your sex appeal by working out and trimming or building muscle
    why dont you add a liitle more vanity to that with designer workout clothes....
    dont forget them good shoes
    a snappy dress, inside the gym, and outside the gym..............
  • a2507

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    Jan 28, 2010 3:50 PM GMT
    Hmmm. I guess I'm one of those people.

    I keep a locker at my gym so I don't have to carry gear around. And it certainly never occurred to me that I needed multiple outfits in there. ;-) I mainly lift and do my cardio on the bike trails or running, so maybe I don't get as stinky. I trade the gear out when it seems like it need to be laundered......the jock and socks more than the tops or shorts.

    But it seems like, esp. in America, there's a fetish of "clean." A towel gets used once, jeans worn once.....instead of assessing whether the towel can be hung over a towel bar, and used again. It's frugal and more ecologically sound. But then I use a laundry line much more than a dryer for the same reasons. Plus things don't wear out as quickly.

    Most of the regulars I see at my gym seem to have the same gear on....guess I'll have to pay more attention. But it's a community college gym, not a stylish place. ;-)



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    Jan 28, 2010 3:51 PM GMT
    I work out at home... but even when I am not, I don't care what I look like at the gym. I'm not above looking like an utter slob there.
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    Jan 28, 2010 4:02 PM GMT
    robGen saidOK, so I'm not saying you need to have a full wardrobe of workout clothes (even though I do), but do you have to wear the same exact clothes every single day? I go to this gym in Braircliff (NY) and there are at least 2 people (a man and a woman) that never wear anything different every time they're there, which is practically every day. At first I didn't pay any attention to it but after a while I began to notice it. I mean the EXACT same shirt, sweat pants, and sneakers. These people are in their 40's-50's I guess, and it's a pretty expensive club, so they have to be able to afford more than just one workout outfit, right? Oh, and they're not related at all. These are 2 totally independent people. And, I'm pretty sure there are more than just these 2 people, but they just stand out in my mind right now. So, what do you think? And, I'm not exaggerating when I say the same EXACT outfit every single time, and we're talking many, many, many months. I think the guy changed his shirt a few months ago, but not the woman.
    Any thoughts or comments?


    Well, some folks think that's the thing; have "workout gear" that they wash once a week. I don't subscribe to it, but, it's not uncommon. They have different sensibilities with regard to hygiene and dress.

    Personally, I'm a frugal and prudent shopper. I own 8 grey shorts, all very comfy, that I got on sale at 3.99 each. I own about 10 A shirts, that I paid about $4.00 each for. I have about 11 wresting singlets that I paid $4.99 each for (an unheard of price). I have 4 red shorts, all the same. Same with my UnderArmour Cold Gear (4 blue ones), UnderArmour Heat Gear (5 white ones). and UnderArmour underwear (10 black ones, and 1 white one). It might sometimes LOOK like I'm wearing the same thing, but, I change my gear out at least every day, and sometimes twice a day if I get drenched. Just my thing. I'm proud that I spent less on a buttload of workout stuff than some guys spend on two shirts. That's part of what makes me smarter than regular people.

    Howard Hughes, then, the richest man in the world, had a wardrobe of white shirts, black ties, and black pants, .... all identical...that he rotated through. Sometimes, highly organized folks keep things simple, and practical.

    You should probably ponder world hunger.. LOL You might change your view as you mature and grow more practical.
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    Jan 28, 2010 4:07 PM GMT
    An 11 dollar outfit if you include the socks...

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    Arguably, practical, prudent, sexy, and inexpensive.
  • Little_Spoon

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    Jan 28, 2010 4:07 PM GMT
    You should have sleeveless pictures up and all that jazz.
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    Jan 28, 2010 4:08 PM GMT
    Another 11 dollar outfit:

    $4.00 on the shirt.
    $4.00 on the shorts.
    $1.99 on the socks.

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    Jan 28, 2010 4:08 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidI work out at home... but even when I am not, I don't care what I look like at the gym. I'm not above looking like an utter slob there.


    I'm with SAHEM on this... I also workout at home and whatever works is what I wear. Perhaps that's why I've opted for a home gym... that way I feel comfortable in whatever I wear. This allows me to put more focus on my real wardrobe... not having to worry about having a 'workout' wardrobe as well.

    As far as the folks wearing repeat attire at the gym... I seriously doubt that I would even notice that (unless they were HOT). Pretty focused when I workout. Which is another reason I've selected the home gym. I fear that I may get distracted by hot guys at a gym.
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    Jan 28, 2010 4:09 PM GMT
    $24.99 for the shirt (which I've had since 2000).
    $4.00 for the shorts.
    $1.99 for the socks.

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    Jan 28, 2010 4:10 PM GMT
    I paid $3.00 for this shirt on liquidation....smart me.

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    Jan 28, 2010 4:11 PM GMT
    robGen saidLOL. I love this... "superficial run way of work out attaire". You don't have to have more than 1 tee-shirt, pair of shorts, and sneakers to have that.
    And, I don't get close enough to them to actually know if they smell or not, but unless they're washing them every day, how can they not smell? Oh, and I didn't say it bugs me, I just think it's strange, that's all.


    Criminey, you must have very little else to think/worry about.
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    Jan 28, 2010 4:15 PM GMT
    $4.00 for the shorts; the shirt was free for catching a security issue (courtesy of RJ's supercool Chris)

    The RJ official shirt

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    Is that frigging cool, or what? It PAYS to be smart...:-)
  • drypin

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    Jan 28, 2010 4:20 PM GMT
    Chuckystud, you're cracking me up!!! Love the low-cost fashion show! icon_biggrin.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 28, 2010 4:22 PM GMT
    I guess I don't pay much attention to who wears what in my gym. I'm there to work out, I'm focused. Its their scene, maybe their comfortable with what they wear, but the last thing I do is think about it.
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    Jan 28, 2010 4:24 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI guess I don't pay much attention to who wears what in my gym. I'm there to work out, I'm focused. Its their scene, maybe their comfortable with what they wear, but the last thing I do is think about it.


    ...and if you have enough time to think about what others are wearing, maybe you are not working out as hard.
  • unjaded

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    Jan 28, 2010 4:59 PM GMT
    this stupidness is where the phraze pretencious queer derives from . i wonder if these people look at you and say look at mr fancy pants in his designer gear , is he here to workout or do a show ? if you are so consummed by these people ask them why they where the same clothes everytime they are there . maybe you will be enlightened on how not to be so superficial and arrogant . you sound as bad as these women who come to the gym in full makeup and never break a sweat . it is a gym , focus on the workout and not your gurly fashion issues .