Swimsuit Buyers Guide – Men’s Swimwear Styles


Perhaps you need a new swimsuit – check these suggestions out, whether you like the traditional ‘speedo’ variety, or the swim bike pants called ‘jammmers’. The only thing missing is the traditional men’s one piece swim suit, which is great for those guys who don’t have a 6 pack or have scars or burns on their abdomen. I can’t seem to find many men’s one piece swim suits, email me at lycraluva at gmail dot com if you do come across any. Thanks in advance LL.

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When it comes to buying a swimming costume there are many factors to consider. What will you be using your new swimsuit for? Will it be used once a day, once a week, or more like once a month? Do you need it for leisure swimming, training/fitness or racing? And then there’s the vast amount of different styles, colours and swimwear materials to choose from, it can all be a little overwhelming. But don’t fear, ProSwimwear is here to help explain the ins and outs of buying swimwear. These guides will help you figure out what sort of swimsuit to purchase for your needs.

jammers-leisureSo lets start with men’s swimwear. Nowadays men are not constricted to wearing traditional “Speedo” style swim briefs at the pool, there are many different swimwear styles to choose from that apply to a range of different purposes.

Swim Jammers are tightly fitting knee length swim…

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Is the Wrestling Singlet in Trouble?


Great article on the wrestling singlet. Traditionally wrestling was nude – the modern wrestling singlet combines function and form to reveal an athletic competitor’s raw power. Thanks to singlets and stuff for the content and post.

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2012 Team USA Media Summit

The singlet…the modern uniform and arguably the most recognizable aspect of amateur wrestling (folkstyle, freestyle, and greco-roman).  However, the sport may be getting a new look in the coming years, which may not include the iconic one-piece.

Ever since the IOC (International Olympic Committee) announced the removal of wrestling from the 2020 Olympics in February of last year, it sparked a wildfire of wrestlers, fans, and supporters from across the globe.  It also shook up the governing body of FILA ( Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées or International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles), who replaced their president and started to put forth proposals to help “modernize” the sport as well as make it more appealing to the masses.

Some proposed changes include modifications to the scoring system to award more aggressive wrestlers and prevent long boring matches prevailed by clinching.  A different mat color to appeal better to television viewers, is…

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Dynamite Fitness Wear – Lycra Lovers Beware


Dynamite is a explosive cocktail of sexy fashion fitness style.
Provides high-quality products with amazing unique designs When your workout, the clothes make you look good, you feel fantastic, you feel sexy, it motivates you to work out even better, and look good in and out of the gym!
say No! to the boring fitness clothing, try Dynamite and you will feel what i am talking about! 🙂

Our products are made 90% with DuPont™ Supplex ® and Meryl( a lighter version of suplex), a soft, comfortable fabric which does all this:

• Shapes your butt and thighs

• Wicks away moisture, keeps you cool and dry

• Wrinkle free

• Stretches 500%

• Odor, wind and water resistant

• Dries fast

• Colors stay bright, no fading!

• Fabric holds its shape, wash after wash

All the clothing is manufactured in Brazil Most of the items is “One Size Fits All” because of the material, it stretches up to 500% (five sizes!) yet it returns to its natural shape. fits all the Women who wear sizes 2 – 10 !!

Crazy Lycra – We Love You


Methow Ski Rodeo X-country free style. Mazama, Washington, USA. Both 1st and 2nd place medal winners are in this photo. 

Courtesy of  Vals Customised

Courtesy of  Vals Customised

 

This website has some crazy lycra prints, which will ensure you are seen.

They manufacture in crazy print lycra and or spandex:

  • Bike Pants
  • Leggings / Longs
  • Unitards
  • Tops

You see – there is no need for boring black lycra pants with these fun and colourful prints.

Bargain Seconds

The site, Vals customised is located in New York State and has bargain 2nds for $3.00.

You nominate your size and they will send you a mystery pair of bike shorts.

 

Cheebra

The ‘Cheebra’ 

For more lycra shorts and leggings for adults and children visit their site here.

Where do I buy male leotards?


For those who seek the ultimate freedom of movement, the leotard and or the biketard is second to none. But where do you buy one and what should you look for?

Both womens and mens nylon lycra and cotton lycra leotards  can be bought online or at dance stores. There are many styles to choose from, including the biketard cut to the cheeky thong cut.

Such as the photo above at Eleve Dancewear, and the gallery below.

Personally I believe fit and comfort take priority. If you can’t go to the store, you need to make sure you will fit into it. Many suppliers will make you a custom lycra leotard or biketard, providing you are prepared to wait a few weeks and supply your measurements.

Usually each designer will ask you to measure your bust, waist and then the girth (length between the groin to top of the shoulder).

 

 

For vintage lycra male leotards they can be difficult to obtain, mainly due to the fact that they were around int he 1970’s and 1980’s, but there were more women’s leotards made.

However with some shopping around on www.etsy.com or a quick search of www.ebay.com, you can pick up a good quality leotard which will keep your workouts interesting.

The problem with male leotards is that they have such low demand for funky wayout colours that manufacturers only put out blacks, blues and browns. See below.

When you compare the range and type of leotards for women, its a good thing that leotards can be unisex and can be worn by men, women and children. There is a slight difference between male and female leotards, being the additional fabric in the front pouch area. However, if you are wearing lycra shorts or gym shorts over them, no one is none the wiser.

Definitive Evidence That Leggings Are, In Fact, Pants


From Thought Catalog – leggings are pants.

Thought Catalog

Here to settle the fiercest debate of the 2ks is Meggings Man, a company that says leggings ARE pants, and, they’re also for men.

Meggings ManMeggings Man

They describe their company as, “our primary focus is currently on meggings, the form-fitted pant that has been functionally and aesthetically tailored to the male physique.” There you go, meggings ARE pants. And if men, whose nether regions are decidedly more bulky than women’s can prance around in curve hugging, skin tight fabric, so can women.

I’m not affiliated with Meggings Men in any way, I just believe that leggings are beautiful, beautiful clothing and that leggings as pants are the way God intended them to be worn.

Spread the word, leggings ARE pants. [tc-mark]

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Reebok Mens Crossfit Compression Tight


Reebok Crossfit Stride Feather Jacket

 

Nike Cross Fit Stride Feather Jacket – Running inspired durable ripstop lightweight jacket features a water resistant shell fabric that helps repel the outdoor elements. Self bound internal seams provide super clean interior finish. Micro mesh vents at underarm and sleeve for breathability.

Reebok Mens CrossFit Compression Tights

 

I just stumbled across this Mens Cross Fit Compression tight made by Reebok. 

These two pieces would look the part at any gym or workout!

The Reebok Men’s CrossFit Compression Tights feature PlayIce fabric technology which uses ventilation, moisture management and fabric construction to help aid the release of heat. Antimicrobial fabrication and stretch flatlock seams further enhance long-lasting comfort, even for the toughest workout.

Fabric: 73% polyester, 27% elastane tricot
PlayIce fabric technology offers enhanced ventilation and moisture release
Antimicrobial fabrication keeps you feeling fresher for longer
Stretch flatlock seams offer chafe-free comfort
Mesh gusset and knee panels for enhanced range of motion

Having tried compression tights with the gusset (support for guys), I think the gusset is useful in activities which you are moving around a fair bit, such as cardio workouts etc.

I’m interested in how many men (apart from me) would wear these cool compression tights.

There seems to be a trend away from black and boring compression tights. As seen in my earlier post, womens compression tight fashion is a lot more interesting, whilst the men are too scared to buy compression pants that have a colour or designs.

I think the right mix of support and compression is also vital, and not being familiar with the PlayIce fabric technology, I wonder how it compares to the likes of the Brooks Dri-Fit wicking technology and also the type of technology used in the antimicrobrial fabrication (how is this done?).

According to one review on the Reebok site, they run small and are a little tight, which has been my experience with some Brooks Running Tights I bought some time ago (although I think it was my chub that was the problem – not the tights).

If you’ve bought a pair of these tights, let us know what they were like and whether you would recommend them.