As a high school athlete, I have worn my fair share of sweatpants. As a wrestler, I spent the majority of my Saturdays wearing them over my singlet while waiting for my next match or warming up. With that said, I absolutely hate wearing sweatpants in public. If you wear sweatpants in public, you might as well put on a sign that says “I have given up on looking good.”
I understand that they are comfortable and easy to wear, but you look like a shapeless blob when you wear them. Thus, I thought I would compile a basic list of where you can and cannot wear sweatpants.
Where you can wear sweatpants:
- In your house. Hey, it’s your house, so do whatever you want. They’re basically pajamas anyway, so who am I to say you can’t wear them in your house.
- At sporting events. But this is only if you are competing. If you are a spectator, don’t even think about it. You look like you wish you were a competitor.
- When you are working out. I totally understand wearing them when you work out. If you need to make yourself sweat more or are just cold, they are a great option. Wind pants work too, but the noise they make can be very annoying.
When you can’t wear sweatpants:
- Everywhere else. Thank you very much.
Now, I understand that this can be a massive inconvenience, but there are other options. Personally, I believe that wind pants are a better alternative. Unlike sweatpants, they at least have a general shape to them. Just like women can wear Yoga pants, wind pants and fitted athletic pants (sweatpants-like, but fitted) are much better options. Still, attempt to use them sparingly.
If you are concerned about your self-image in any way whatsoever, don’t wear sweatpants. Thank you very much. That is all.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Linder)