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Men wearing tights under shorts, AIBU

(102 Posts)
Alison333 Wed 27-Jan-21 13:40:50

On my daily walks I can't help noticing that about two out of three male runners are wearing little skimpy shorts with woolly tights. Why not wear joggers or leggings? When did this start and WHY?

TrendyNannie6 Wed 27-Jan-21 13:43:24

I’ve never seen that Alison333, most are in the usual legging type things where we live, we don’t really see many joggers it’s mainly cyclists at the mo

janeainsworth Wed 27-Jan-21 13:46:18

Up here in the chilly northern wastes they don’t bother with the leggings.

Does it matter?

Missfoodlove Wed 27-Jan-21 13:47:17

My son ( rugby player and guilty of donning that combo) informs me the tights are a compression layer for warmth,circulation and recovery.

Dragonella Wed 27-Jan-21 13:47:53

Maybe it's to prevent chafing?

janeainsworth Wed 27-Jan-21 13:49:40

Lasses on the Toon on a Friday night.

timetogo2016 Wed 27-Jan-21 13:49:59

That made me LOL Dragonelle.

geekesse Wed 27-Jan-21 13:54:02

Why can’t people wear what they like? I really don’t think it’s any of my business how people choose to dress for their leisure activities.

Maggiemaybe Wed 27-Jan-21 13:55:50

DGS1’s junior football team all wear these. Except him. His mum’s from Newcastle, so it’s in the blood. grin

Jaxjacky Wed 27-Jan-21 13:58:43

Tights, I believe offer less wind resistance too, cyclists wear them sometimes, it doesn’t bother me, is inoffensive and not harming anyone.

Aldom Wed 27-Jan-21 14:08:38

Common apparel in the rowing fraternity. I'm at home with it. Nothing unusual about it at all.

janeainsworth Wed 27-Jan-21 14:11:26

Maggiegrin

M0nica Wed 27-Jan-21 14:17:31

What is the problem? Why shouldn't they dress like this? It sounds practical and warm. Joggers are baggy and flap around.

BlueBelle Wed 27-Jan-21 14:18:40

Why not a lot of sportsmen’s wear them under their shorts and why not ?

Hithere Wed 27-Jan-21 14:21:49

It is winter, it is cold, because they can...

Patsy70 Wed 27-Jan-21 14:41:42

Quite normal apparel for practical reasons. I bet you’re sorry you asked, Alison333. smile

GagaJo Wed 27-Jan-21 14:42:58

My GS wears tights under his trousers sometimes. And he wears leggings a lot of the time. Much nicer looking than joggers.

When I worked in Spain, all the boys at school wore girls skinny jeans, because they were tighter than boys. My sole 17 year old Spanish student here wears eye wateringly tight jeans.

Blossoming Wed 27-Jan-21 14:44:42

YABU grin

Wheniwasyourage Wed 27-Jan-21 15:10:35

After seeing male runners in just running tights and ones with shorts on over the tights, I would definitely go for the latter. Just tights can leave nothing to the imagination, and my imagination can work fine if I want it to, thanks very much!

PollyDolly Wed 27-Jan-21 15:13:22

I have long held the opinion that men should NOT wear Lycra.........ever!

Lucca Wed 27-Jan-21 15:15:43

Thought I’d posted...
Yes you are a bit ! My son I seem to remember wore longish cycling shorts under his rugby shorts back in the day. Seems sensible.

PamelaJ1 Wed 27-Jan-21 15:30:15

Wheniwasyourage

After seeing male runners in just running tights and ones with shorts on over the tights, I would definitely go for the latter. Just tights can leave nothing to the imagination, and my imagination can work fine if I want it to, thanks very much!

Oh so would I. Some things are better covered up.😂

janeainsworth Wed 27-Jan-21 16:09:44

For everyone who likes men in tights.... a couple of photos I took of the Cumberland and Westmorland World Wrestling Championships at the Alwinton Show, October 2019.
Enjoywink

Judy54 Wed 27-Jan-21 16:25:34

Our Relative who was a Police Officer used to wear them under his uniform in the Winter when he was out on patrol. Yes we used to have police patrolling our streets in the good old days!

Alison333 Wed 27-Jan-21 16:56:54

Men in tights under uniforms for warmth I can understand and I can just about tolerate men in shorts! But, surely the flap of the shorts over the tights must increase the wind resistance when running?