However, there is always time for a few comments on fashion in the gym. What are my qualifications in this area? Umm, I know how to wear a t-shirt, shorts, and tie my shoes. Before I kick this off, please understand that I don't judge. As far as I'm concerned, anyone who actually goes to the gym and exercises should be congratulated. That's doesn't mean I'm not going to be amused from time to time.
The winner of the peacock award today was a young man wearing expensive running tights, smedium (skin-tight) shirt, and toe shoes. The last item caused me distress. I love the Vibram toe shoes, so this guy must be cooler than I assume. What eventually caught my attention was that the running tights were, in fact, long underwear.
Is this a trend?
No seemed to care. When all is said and done, at least he wasn't wearing pants sagging to the back of his knees. (By admitting I don't sag my pants confirms I'm really not cool, and I'm okay with that.)
Last month a really nice lady joined me on cardio-machine row for twenty minutes of olfactory hell. She looked great, but I could not breathe through the waves of perfume filling the air. The over-perfumed gym rat is rare as a unicorn, but easily recognized. In this case of gym etiquette, or lack thereof, I believe it was a generation-gap thing. No harm done, but it made the experience unique.
Apparently I am the only guy in the gym whose arms fit in shirt sleeves. The most prevalent gym fashion I've seen lately is men, and occasionally women, with arms to die for. Hopefully I will have the same problem with my shirts in a year or so.
If I can only stay on a consistent strength training schedule.