OT: Why are ALL men's athletic pants skinny/tapered now?

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  1. springsportster

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    Trying to get back into exercising at a 36 year old, I noticed that it is nearly impossible to find non skinny/tapered athletic pants anymore. Maybe it's just me, but I don't want to work out looking like I am a 16 year old with hardly any fuzz on his peaches, trying to be "trendy" in these dumbass tapered pants. For the record I am already skinny, but men who wear tapered or skinny pants look like they are used to getting beat up for a living. Just sayin.... Bring back NORMAL athletic pants that go straight down (not tapered like an EMO boy band).

    Anyone want to weigh in on how stupid modern athletic fashion looks?
     
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    There are no pants that fit in the categories "comfortable" and "what women think looks good on you" simultaneously. That is especially true if you have any muscle at all.
     
  3. RanDEVILman

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    It started with soccer, which is understandable....baggy pants get in the way when kicking etc. Then someone, probably Russell Westbrook, though hmmmm....that looks cool. Here we are
     
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    If I had the calves to pull them off, I’d probably use them. Alas, I suffer from SLS. (Skinny leg syndrome)
     
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    I prefer comfort over style. No skinny jeans on this man!
     
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    Damn gay marriage, making this all acceptable.
     
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  7. df64

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    That and the low rise pants hate them both
     
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    Heard they pair well with light blue argyle....
     
  9. springsportster

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    I just think men should wear non tapered pants regardless of body size. Seeing a fat guy squeeze into skinny pants looks like a bratwurst busting out of its casing. Seeing a skinny guy do it looks like he is late for a backstreet boys concert. Women cannot possibly think pants like this look good on a heterosexual man.
     
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    OP, you need some 'And 1' brand shorts straight from the 90s avaliable at your local Wal-Mart!

    I usually go with shorter - above the knee. I think these type usually fall under "Mens Running shorts" style

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  11. Canadian Dukie

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    He got calves like Marty Pocius!
     
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    Nike basketball pants are still loose fitting. Nike jerseys are starting to look like halter tops on some players.
     
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    Also hate the tight suits that look like they have been outgrown.
     
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    I like my clothes a little baggy on me. I will not wear tight fitting apparel. Of course sometimes I will just to show off the guns :)
     
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    I like tight pants, because I like to show off my gun. If you know what I'm saying.
     
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    I like wearing sweat pants everywhere I go. I have that right. I'm an old fart. OFC
     
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    Those are good looking shorts. I need to work on my calves though
     
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    Hair styles change with generations.........clothing does the same...
    I'm with "old fart" , I buy what I like..hair cuts and clothes.

    Just do your thing and get along, not trying to impress anyone.

    BTW. our Fr dominated teams are not doing as well as expected.
    (namely my Cats)..but the Dukes are below what I expected too.
    IMO, neither team has the ideal Fr & experienced mixture.

    I enjoy reading your board, but only post occasionally
     
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    First of all, I'd worry more about getting back into the gym and less about style points about what I'm wearing while I'm there. Congrats on the decision to start taking care of your health again. Get after it!

    That said, Nike makes open-bottom sweats. You can also find loose, dri-fit type stuff by C9 at Target. Personally I prefer shorts becaue that's what I've always worked out in.
     
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    The "strongest" form is Slim. These are the ones that you would compete with to get on or off my pick.

    The second is Slim. Slim. It doesn't fit as sluggishly. If people use jeans and pants at this place right now, I would say these are the standard type.

    Tapered may have a different definition, but the crotch is marginally lowered 90% of the cases, and it seems like the trousers are a little low even though you were on the back. Those look nice, but generally they are very wide and I'm a little lol.

    The smallest one of them is straight fit or standard fit. These are those who are not on your ankles at all slimmed down.
    Usually these are for older people or overweight people as they seem to like jeans that aren't tight fitting.

    You should always pick the same size disregarding whether you go for skinny or straight.
     
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    Tapered and skinny are two different things ya old fart. If you actually have an ass and quads, you have to have a taper unless you wanna bring back jncos. Stepping on and dragging the heels of those old adidas pants was not much better for a workout. Performance wise, it is just a better choice
     
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    I had to buy tapered Adidas sweatpants because my old Adidas were making me feel old at the gym lol.
     
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    When it comes to pants...boys gotta breath.
     
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    I was literally about to type something similar then I realized I already had. Damn, I’m good.
     
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    Correct. If wearing pants that cut off circulation to my boys is the make or break to getting laid or not, I say masturbation's underrated.
     
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    I resemble the first part of this post lol
     

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