LOL.....instead of me typically posting my thoughts, here's some stuff someone else wrote.
First, the article as written by some stuff old guy:
Spandex for men is probably the worst mistake men can make in choosing bottoms. If you do want to wear for spandex for their professed comfort, wear longer shorts over time to cover them up. Unlike females, men keep their “business” on the outside and it is never appropriate to display them in public, unless you are competing in the Tour de France.
Simple cotton gym shorts are your best bet. They should not extend below the knees but no more than an inch, maybe two, above the knees. Wear them at or slightly below the waist.
Sweatpants are okay, but not the most fashionable. I’m not a big fan of long pants at the gym, but Nike and Adidas have acceptable options in long pants.
Now....some of the many follow-up post (names included for gender reference):
#3 by dou32, Aug 3, 2008
I find this article narrow minded and ridiculous. A gym is not a social venue, it's a place to work out. If you're looking for a social venue where you need to worry about how you look and what you should wear, go to a bar. And men should be able to wear spandex without any fear of ridicule or childish comments - there's nothing wrong with it. If you're as concerned about style and what other people are wearing at the gym as the author of this article is, you should buy your own gym equipment and work out at home.
#5 by brielle, Aug 28, 2008
Spandex is reserved only for men with seriously great builds. Nobody wants to look at an overweight sweaty dude in spandex lifting weights when you're on the treadmill - Sorry guys. Its visual pollution.
#9 by Katie Jones, Oct 27, 2008
I think it's HOT when a guy wears spandex. I like those tight spandex shorts on guys. The shorter the shorts on a guy, the better is what me and my girlfriends always say. Show us some legs and butts guys! Guys should wear spandex / lycra shorts more often instead of those stupid long baggy shorts that are out of style. ~ Katie J.
#10 by Jenna, Oct 27, 2008
I agree! Those days of long shorts on a guy are long gone. Hello guys!!!! There is nothing hotter than a guy in short shorts, but spandex is way better on a guy since you're able to see the shape of his butt!
#11 by Elizabeth1988, Oct 27, 2008
The other day I saw a guy at the gym doing squats in short spandex shorts and everytime he would squat you could see his g-string through his spandex shorts. It was so hot!!! I could not keep my eyes of him! Very sexy!
**BSL edit/note....with the above quote, I thought she was going to say it was repulsive. Extra note, the "g-string" was probably a dance-belt, undergarment male dancers wear under tights so they have a gentle bulge instead of total genital display. **
#12 by Tammy, Oct 27, 2008
There you have it guys. Stop wearing those ugly baggy shorts. Like I said, it's athletic and some guys look really hot in short spandex shorts.
#13 by sarah, Oct 28, 2008
Guys, please don't wear the long spandex, wear the shorter spandex ones if you're going to wear them. The long ones are o.k., but the shorter ones are absolutely attractive. My boyfriend buys womens spandex shorts (same thing as guys spandex shorts just shorter) because the ones they make for men are too long at the legs. He looks cute in them and it shows off his butt a lot more.
#14 by lynn18, Oct 28, 2008
my boyfriend does the same thing. he gets his shorts in the womens for the same reason, nike, adidas, new balance, etc. i read in paper about companies that are begining to make shorts shorter (way above the knee) because the styles have changed and loose long shorts are no longer in style. bout time they do that.
#15 by Nadya21, Oct 29, 2008
Guys, please don't stop wearing spandex, the other day I saw a guy at the Latin dancing class at gym dancing Salsa and merengue, he was wearing spandex and OMG, not to mention he was the only guy in the class, It was so hot, after the class was over, everyone was talking about how hot he looked.
#16 by Lisa R.19, Oct 30, 2008
I think it's hot when guys wear spandex. It really shows off there butts. Me and my girlfriend saw a guy jogging at the park the other day with his girlfriend and he was wearing tight little spandex shorts and you could see his little g string through the material... really hot! He had a cute butt too! Me and my friend kept jogging behind him so we could keep looking at his butt. We kept saying that we should just run by and grab his butt.
#17 by Samantha 18, Nov 11, 2008
I noticed a lot of guys are wearing spandex shorts more and more now...and short ones...very very hot! I like it! I work at a gas station at night and a cute guy came in the other day in spandex shorts and oh my!!! He had such a nice bulge when he leaned up on the counter. He caught me looking down when he was paying though. Oh well.. I caught him looking at my cleavage too - so even trade off. Very nice body and butt though, and he had on a thong also, I could see it through his shorts when he left. I really like that guys are starting to show off their shape. Before, us women would hardly get to see any type of shape other than in the bedroom, and I really like that they\'re wearing more revealing smaller underwear also. Very hot and sexy!
#18 by Errod, Nov 13, 2008
Girls, can you tell me what is wrong with a "wife beater" (I call it a tank top, but anyway...)?
I think it is comftable to "work" in, and therefor likes it...
And secondly; are you serious about your comments with men wearing g-strings are sexy??
I would not have thought so...
#19 by Jennifer, Nov 18, 2008
i think wife beaters-tank tops are cute on guys especially if they have nice arms. but in general, yeah tank tops are cute on a guy. as for guys wearing g-strings-thongs, yeah, i think that is cute. a lot of guys are wearing them now. my boyfriend wears thongs a lot more now and sometimes boy shorts and he looks hot in both. i do like thongs better on guys though... from reading some of the other girls comments on this page i agree with them, spandex and thongs look hot on guys. i've seen guys jogging in spandex wearing a thong before and i guess you could say it has the same effect on girls that it has on men when you guys see girls in tite shorts and a thong. as for the baggey shorts, for sure, they are old and out of style especially the long ones...yuk! so yes, i like when i see guys in spandex showing off there ass, that is hot...
#34 by Stacy1984, Apr 10, 2009
Yeah,I've seen some guys in spandex and it is a turn on if it's the right guy wearin them! Tights look better than short shorts on guys. Leave them to the ladies please and also the thongs.But yeah some guys can get away with wearin spandex and we should encourage it! Just like obese women should'nt wear them so the same applies to men. A good butt and strong toned legs is all it takes for me to go nuts!!
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I edited-out some of the post where guys were asking about how woman felt about body-waxing or other dumb questions/comments.
Ya know....my trainer Roz contends there are only 2 kinds of woman; those that openly like when guy wears spandex/lycra...and those who deny it but actually do. What woman doesn't want to see a guy's body if he's fit?
My own experience is that most woman don't really care, they just figure "wear what's comfortable and don't worry about what others think". Beyond that, woman are like men...each having their own taste & preferences. I've ridden my mountain bike by some hiking groups of woman and some of them will not even notice me and they just keep talking or hiking along....while others will notice; some give me the passsing glance, others give the solid look-over and a few (when I turn around to look occassionally) are burning their eyes into my backside
I think, on the whole, there isn't a whole lot a guy can wear that makes him feel sexy, provocative or like eye-candy. Woman have their high heels, short skirts, sassy dresses and all sorts of stuff to play-up their bodies....what do us men have? A nice dress suit? Some board-shorts?? Enter what seems like a new fashion for men: lycra Quite frankly, the idea of being eye-candy for a woman inspires me to workout harder, lose more weight and strut the stuff like a man-whore. Cause I'm fully capable of sinking to such lows...oh yeah, I'm so there it's not even funny! Pimp-Daddy BSL, it's all about the woman and showing-off the goods....whazz-up!