Sleeveless Shirts: Yes or No?

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by RockChalkOhio, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. BLX_Andy

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    I think it comes down to personal preference... I guess confidence also counts.
     
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  2. Fintft

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    Also I bought like 20 of those (very useful during summers) and less of the ones with sleves (unless I use more of my hiking or even biking tshirts).
     
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  3. corbind

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    As long as you're adhering to club rules, do what you like.
     
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  4. Moz

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    Ha ha, brilliant.

    I vote for no if you're male and especially if you're over 18.
     
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  5. bigdaddyps

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    No, No, and No again.
     
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  6. bigdaddyps

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    Unless you're Bowser of Sha Na Na.
     
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  7. HRB

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    I second this...male or female (especially female please) if you got the bod..then show it freely...if you don't by all means give us all a break!

    I think the tennis wear "Police" are hilarious! DON'T GET ME WRONG...I LIKE GOOD MODERN SPORTSWEAR...I simply don't police or ridicule others choices.

    Got a "hipster" buddy from Brooklyn who is in Grad school, always walking back and forth to the public library with his racquet in his napsack just in case he gets a moment of free time.....I love the look on peoples faces when this tall, skinny jean wearing, black kid with Van's Skater shoes shows up and asks some dude all decked out in Nike or Adidas's Latest if he wants to hit....then the confused looks as this former D1 Player in jeans smokes baseliners at them and has their "dry fit" wear covered in sweat 10 minutes later and leaves them panting!
     
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  8. martini1

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    You actually don't need big guns to pull it off if you live in a hot and humid place. Just don't wear a size smaller than it should.
     
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  9. tennis>>>

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    the answer to the question all depends on how big the holes are...
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  10. Fintft

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    Well you don't have to be a very good player to manage that: all you need is power + control and you make your opponents scramble side to side with their tongues hanging out, berating you for not even breathing hard lol.
     
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  11. HRB

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    Agree, but in this case he is a very good player, and in fact loves coming to the net during actual match play..overhead is brutal...my main point is when people look at what he is wearing, they are skeptical to even hit with him, followed by floored that he blows them away...IN JEANS AND SKATER SHOES!
     
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  12. Bdarb

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    there is a guy at my club, 'Doc' (old doctor) always plays in khaki shorts tucked in button down long sleeve with a pocket protector. kills me everytime. He played on a 4.0 national team too haha
     
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  13. mpournaras

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    There is a rumor floating around that Rafa will go sleeveless at the 2014 US Open. ONly that tournament, not any other time next year. I dont' know for sure but the idea sounded cool
     
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  14. Villofp

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    Digging up an old topic. We are currently playing at 83 - 90 F, so after a while the sleeves stick to your arms and they can limit your movements.
    I use sleeveless shirts for practice, and we are playing a friendly tournament (a group of players organized it, no prizes or anything), and was wondering if I could use those for the tourney. They are not wife beaters at all, more on the side of basketball jerseys. I can upload a pic if you guys want
     
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  15. NLBwell

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    No, I don't want to see that.
     
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  16. Villofp

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    I meant a pic of the shirt. You don't want to see that (oh the horror of a sleeveless shirt, or worse, a bare arm), of someone says yes I'll upload it, you can close your eyes tho
     
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  17. NLBwell

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    Oh, you got all snippy at me.

    Made me laugh.
     
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  18. chikoo

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    maybe they see this?
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  19. gusgrand

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    Wear what you want and don't let others predict your projection of individual personality to you. flip the table on your mum and wife and hear how they defend their right to wear what they want!
     
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  20. bigdaddyps

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    No sleeveless I vote. Why?
    1. Don't wanna see some dudes hairy pits staring at me.
    2. Tacky looking
    3. More exposed area to cancer causing uvb radiation
     
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  21. Tennis_Hands

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    Wear multiple t-shirts or polos in your tennis bag.

    Change when wet.

    :cool:
     
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  22. Villofp

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    1. Although a bit hairy, they are very well behaved and never stare at people.
    2. I do not consider them tacky.
    3. I don't see how 1 extra foot of exposed skin will make any difference on the cancer issue.

    Now, I do bring multiple shirts, but the shirt is not the only thing that's wet, also the arms are, and the shirt stick as soon as I put it on.

    I asked the club master, and said it was fine, so I wore it for my category's championship match... Oh, and on the before the game picture, my arm look damn fine
     
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  23. NickJ

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    I personally would say no. If you're a kid yes, but teens onwards then no. I can see how it would be more comfortable as sleeveless is less restrictive but, I myself wouldn't.
     
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  24. Villofp

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    There it goes, no hairy armpit at all staring at noone
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  25. jonestim

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    No.





    Unless it is 85 and humid. Then, who cares.
     
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  26. Villofp

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    It was 90, way too humid (plenty of rain the night before, some drizzle that morning). Was 1:30 pm, and my fourth match of the day
     
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  27. norcal

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    Yes. Wear what you want as long as you look decent. I go sleeveless in the hottest months. Helps if you have nice arms.

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  28. Bender

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    Yes, and make sure you do some curls right before the match for +1 intimidation.
     
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  29. 2HBH-DTL

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    a) sleeveless makes 0 difference on serve
    b) if it's hot out you're going to be hot no matter what. sleeveless or not
    c) all chicks will think you're a toolbox for going sleeveless no matter the age.

    the only thing it does do is get rid of farmer's tan.
     
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  30. Villofp

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    I never said it would improve my serve, or any of my strokes for that matter, it only improves my comfort by not having to be pulling the shirt of my arm all the time because it sticks. Same goed for being hot, it's about comfort, not temperature.
    As for girls thinking I'm a tool, I'm 35 and married, and can careless about what the girls thing, plus I don't see why would they think so if you act normal and don't go flexing and trying to impress anyone
     
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  31. 2HBH-DTL

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    i wasn't quoting you.
     
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  32. Fintft

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    Also, I'm a Rafa fan (the old, sleeveless Rafa).

    Joke aside, you definitely sweat less sleeveless and it allows more freedom of movement.

    Today (when it feels like 35C with humidex) will be the first day I'm wearing one, on public outdoor courts (better then our indoor bubble, while we wait for the outdoor clay courts to be done - delayed until next week by the club).
     
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  33. Fintft

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    You are just jealous :D
     
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  34. norcal

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    Sun's out, gun's out!

    Yeah, Rafa looked like a beast in his sleeveless. Very intimidating.

    Unfortunately in rec tennis a dad bod with stick arms can smoke joe six pack/suns out guns out guy :cry:
     
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  35. 2HBH-DTL

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    Nope cause I have no upper arms and don't wish to show them off anyway lol
     
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    Yes if you have biceps
     
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