What clothes do you train in

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Depends on the days. Some days require formal uniform (ie: dobok). Other days can be pants & t-shirts.
 

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IF you have an informal dress policy at your school then I would suggest wearing clothes that are at least similar to what you normally wear. I usually wear worn out t-shirts and some shorts, Wearing something similar to what you usually wear is a good way to get a feel for the techniques in casual clothes.
I occasionally conduct "street clothes" classes, to give folks a chance to see how this changes things. I picked up the habit from my instructor, and it always bugged me when most folks would show up in shorts and t-shirts, or sweats, or whatever - when that wasn't how they usually dressed. I prefer to wear something at those times that approximates clothing I wear more often - or, something that I think presents an interesting challenge to me or my partner/opponent.
 

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I occasionally conduct "street clothes" classes, to give folks a chance to see how this changes things. I picked up the habit from my instructor, and it always bugged me when most folks would show up in shorts and t-shirts, or sweats, or whatever - when that wasn't how they usually dressed. I prefer to wear something at those times that approximates clothing I wear more often - or, something that I think presents an interesting challenge to me or my partner/opponent.

You need to throw an op shop party.
 

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Sounds like fun, and actually in line with a recommendation I've made to folks. Go to a thrift shop (I think that's the same thing) and buy some cheap stuff that's close (in fit and feel) to what you'd normally wear to work. That way, if it gets ripped and stretched, there's no problem. Of course, I keep hoping they'll come back with some ****-ugly outfits, in keeping with the absolute formality I uphold in all my classes.
 

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What is that?
Sounds like fun, and actually in line with a recommendation I've made to folks. Go to a thrift shop (I think that's the same thing) and buy some cheap stuff that's close (in fit and feel) to what you'd normally wear to work. That way, if it gets ripped and stretched, there's no problem. Of course, I keep hoping they'll come back with some ****-ugly outfits, in keeping with the absolute formality I uphold in all my classes.
Hehe yeah may be an Aussie term op shop, we have them everywhere. And some of the gold you find there, I quite like them! :)
 

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At class, I wear my dobok, with a tight fitting base layer and Technical boxer briefs underneath. I have different ones I use' Craft, Pearl Izumi, Under Armour, Champion, Reebok for the shirts. For the underwear, Jockey, Champion, Under Armour, and suprisingly, Kirkland (Costco). As far as shirts go, they all fit about the same. The Craft is just a hair better than the other brands, but it really isn't all that noticeable. For the underwear, Under Armour is clearly the best, IMO, but the others are pretty close for less than half the price of the Under Armour.

For lifting weights, I mostly wear technical shirts and shorts, usually not as tight as the base layer shirts, but made of the same fabric, and from the same brands. . Champion makes decent technical wear for about half the cost of, say, Nike and it is almost identical in fit and comfort. And for riding my bicycle, either indoors or out, I wear road shorts and cycling jerseys, usually with a technical base layer underneath.
 

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At class, I wear my dobok, with a tight fitting base layer and Technical boxer briefs underneath. I have different ones I use' Craft, Pearl Izumi, Under Armour, Champion, Reebok for the shirts. For the underwear, Jockey, Champion, Under Armour, and suprisingly, Kirkland (Costco). As far as shirts go, they all fit about the same. The Craft is just a hair better than the other brands, but it really isn't all that noticeable. For the underwear, Under Armour is clearly the best, IMO, but the others are pretty close for less than half the price of the Under Armour.

For lifting weights, I mostly wear technical shirts and shorts, usually not as tight as the base layer shirts, but made of the same fabric, and from the same brands. . Champion makes decent technical wear for about half the cost of, say, Nike and it is almost identical in fit and comfort. And for riding my bicycle, either indoors or out, I wear road shorts and cycling jerseys, usually with a technical base layer underneath.
I've become a fan of Champion stuff. Inexpensive, and uniformly decent.
 
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