Exercise clothes for men - what to wear to the gym?
January 8, 2011 7:50 AM Subscribe
Exercise clothes for men: Please help a complete newbie feel comfortable working out in a gym and on the trails. What should guys wear to work out?
posted by trystero to health & fitness (18 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm an overweight guy who is starting to exercise regularly for the first time in his life, and I have no idea what workout clothes should look like or where to find them. Until now, I've had the typical geek/academic disregard for my body, plus some health issues that contributed to significant weight gain over the years, and I'd appreciate your help in figuring out where to buy some exercise clothes.
Note that I have a 50 inch waist, so the slim-fit Nike stuff won't work for me.
I'm particularly stumped by pants. Should I wear sweatpants, or track pants, or what? I would think that sweatpants and a t-shirt would be functional, but aesthetically unappealing on a man my size. In another AskMe thread, I found a recommendation to buy Patagonia stuff, but their Capilene "baselayer" pants appear to be intended to be worn under something else, and I have no idea what that something else would be.
Please help? Thanks in advance.