This Summer: Embrace the Shirt
Special Commentary by Paul Olson of pauldavidolson.com
Yeah, I get it. It’s hot. We’re both sweating. My sweat, however, is hidden behind this fabric. It’s called a shirt. And yes, sometimes my shirt will become damp with sweat, but I can literally see sweat bubbling out of your body. Nobody wants to see that.
Oh, you’re going for a run? Then keep running. If you’re stopping in the store for a bottle of water, put a shirt on. Gonna do some stretches in the park? Shirt up. Just going to stop at the ATM quick? Shirt. Unless you’re swimming or within spitting-distance of water, shirt.
Come on. Professional athletes wear shirts all the time, and they work a hell of a lot harder than you. Never, in the history of football, has any member of any team played skins on game day. At no point, in any Tour de France, has a cyclist shed his entire jersey. Yeah, they’ll all unzip as they climb the Alps… but is your 30 minute run really comparable to climbing the Alps? If you think your shirt is holding you back from breaking the 4-minute mile, you clearly have other psychological problems.
This summer: embrace the shirt.
Not sure what to put over your naked torso? Try any of these…
From Left to Right:
For Running: C9 by Champion Moisture Wicking Workout Tee – $12.99
For Walking: Banana Republic Double Stripe Pima Cotton Polo – $29.99
For Sitting: Land’s End Canvas Heritage Poplin shirt – $34.50