What exactly is sports
it is either clothing that you wear to play sports, or
it is clothing that you wear to show people that you
enjoy sports. Either way, sports apparel is
definitely relevant to sports.
When playing in athletic
competition, one would typically wears what is called a
sports uniform or an athletic uniform. Whether the
sport is played at a local level (recreationally) or professionally, the
majority of sporting activities utilize some sort of sports uniforms.
For example, a baseball uniform, soccer uniform, karate
uniform, rugby uniform etc. You name the sport, most
likely the teams or individual competitor has some sort
of uniform to wear. Even if you consider hot dog
eating a sport, you may find that they will occasionally
wear a mustard stained t-shirt as their uniform.
In addition to the world having
an ample supply of
athletes, the world is also comprised of "spectators".
Although the spectator may not be "on the team", they
often wish they were. In addition to wishing that they
were an official team mate, the fanatical sports fan also wishes to look like a
one of the team players. To quench the thirst of the spectator,
industry has graciously manufactured team apparel to
be worn by athletic wannabee's of all shapes and sizes.
Actually, if a sports enthusiast is so inclined, they can buy
favorite sports apparel in sizes all the way from toddler sizes
up to 5XL (and possibly beyond). Are you wearing
Here are some clothing
categories that are typically worn when embracing recreational
Shorts - running shorts, sports
shorts, swim shorts... Actually, any type of short
is perfect for a hot day. As a matter of fact, as far
as we are concerned jogging in
daisy dukes is acceptable (please
note, it is NOT acceptable for all people... I hope you
T-shirts - if you are not in an official sports uniform
and you are planning a casual spat at athleticism, we
strongly suggest a t-shirt (unless you
are playing winter or cold weather sports).
Sports Bras - most appropriate when worn by women.
If you are a women, you understand why these should be
worn. If you a man and have questions, please ask
Sweat Suits - the world consists of many different types
suits, but if you are looking for a suit that is
relevant to sports, you should look no further then a
sweatsuit (a combination of Sweat Pants and Sweat
Shirts). A sweat suit is typically worn so you can
stay warm, sweat, and get tired running around and doing
Warm-ups - warm up suits are
essentially the same as sweat suits. See the
above. We do not wish to repeat ourselves...
Hats - baseball hats are not only worn for baseball.
You can find baseball style hats for the MLB, MLS, NFL,
WNBA, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, NCAA etc. Another type of
sports hat is called a helmet. We suggest wearing
them when biking, playing football, playing hockey,
roller blading, etc. Any sport that heightens your
risk of head trauma, you should definitely wear a
helmet. Speaking of trauma, you should also always
were an athletic supporter to help avoid injury during
Swimwear - swimwear is
acceptable for outdoor volleyball, water polo, and
obviously swimming. If you plan to go for a bike
ride or for a swift jog around the block, please do not wear swimwear...
That is just silly. Please wear shorts or
sweatpants like a normal person.
How about footwear? Isn't
that important? Don't worry, I have not forgotten
about athletic footwear. I fully understand that
when writing an article about sports apparel, it would
be rude of me to not mention sneakers, cleats, turf
shoes etc. If you want to learn more about
athletic footwear, you should check out some of the
large shoe companies such as
etc. Yes, I understand that these companies have
grown well beyond simply shoes.. Actually, if you
wish to further discuss footwear, you can check out the
When searching for
sports apparel you can
also investigate companies such as
Under Armour etc. You will be able to find
clothing from these companies and others at retailers
Dick's Sporting Goods, or the
you wearing your favorite sports