Tango Argentino > Clothes for the Man

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by bordertangoman, May 5, 2010.

  1. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    The Devil Wears Prada........

    I had thought about making this a poll, but I think views are more useful;

    the subject is what to wear at milongas

    and I want views from the ladies about what you like men to be wearing:
    and views from the men about what they choose to wear and why.

    suit or jeans; formal or casual; silk or polyester

    etc etc
  2. Mladenac

    Mladenac Well-Known Member

    In my are men usually have regular clothes, some have shirt some T-shirt.

    Ladies have more suitable dresses, but nothing to fancy.

    I suggest not to wear slippery material (silk, plush) cause a lot of information is lost.
  3. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    Re: clothes

    Think the demarkation line goes between shirt above or in pants.

    So vote please !

    concerning me: above
  4. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Doesn't matter so long as it doesn't smell...although I personally hate it when men wear suit jackets, because they never feel comfortable in the embrace.
  5. Above, definitely!
    I usually go cotton shirt + linen pants.

    On that subject, a friend of mine admitted she hated dancers with sleeveless shirts :)
  6. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    of both sexes?
  7. Mladenac

    Mladenac Well-Known Member

    I don't like when a follower hold me for the arm under the T-shirt.
    Well it depends on the follower.
  8. Zoopsia59

    Zoopsia59 Well-Known Member

    For dancing with the guys, I can't say I've ever really cared that much... as long as it isn't teflon.

    For looking at them... that's another story!

    I can't remember ever turning someone down because of how they were dressed.
  9. Me

    Me New Member

    I love it when the guys dress up for milongas. I get so tired of seeing boys everywhere I go in t-shirts and shorts, with their hairy toes poking out of their flip-flops.

    So, my vote goes for the suit. ;) Or, a nice shirt and tie. I love it.
  10. bastet

    bastet Active Member

    I do agree that the one thing I don't like is embracing slippery material.

    On guys, I quite like a suit jacket, especially if they are skinny because it gives a little extra "heft" to them. :)

    Other than that, like she said, as long as it's not smelly....whatever you want.
  11. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    topless dancing in Sitges

    This is the way they used to dance in Sitges last year

  12. Ampster

    Ampster Active Member

    I normally wear a golf shirt that is made of wicking material (technical wear). That way, sweat evaporates fast. Cotton retains sweat. Great for hiking in the mountains in the summertime. In a milonga, it makes you feel "squishy" to your partner... like dancing with a wet towel.

    For example: Nike: Dri-fit shirts, Under Armour: Polos

    I don't wear a suit jacket because it's too hot. After dancing 8 tandas in a row, I feel like a soaked egg roll.
  13. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member


    or Quattro!

    the seaside is the only place where shorts are acceptable..but with bare feet.
    but they are missing the knotted handkerchief on the head.

    Flip-Flops never, nyet and non.

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  14. Ampster

    Ampster Active Member

    ... and I have been known to tango in a Utilikilt on occasion. Or, as the mood suits me. :rolleyes: (It's a Seattle thing)
  15. Zoopsia59

    Zoopsia59 Well-Known Member

    I notice there's not a lot of CE going on... :D

    (and there's a whole lot of looking down... dancing in deep sand must present challenges of its own)
  16. Zoopsia59

    Zoopsia59 Well-Known Member

    I've heard that many of the old milongueros would take off their jacket between dances to cool off, and put it back on when dancing to protect the follower from his dampness.

    Kinda sucks for the leader, but seems the epitome of chivalry and consideration.
  17. Subliminal

    Subliminal Well-Known Member

    Talk about grounding. ;)
  18. Ampster

    Ampster Active Member

    My friends who dance in suits say that they wear suit jackets specifically to protect their partners from their sweat. Part of their milonga routine is to (sometime during the milonga) duck into the men's room and change their soaked dress shirts. Or, they just don't dance as much to keep from over heating.

    I think it's really nice. I even did this a few times, realizing that its not my preference. Not only do I find it hot. But, I also find that I can't feel my partner, which hampers my leading.
  19. Dave Bailey

    Dave Bailey New Member

    I refer you to this excellent article: "Clothes make the man" :)
  20. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Yeah, and then there are guys who sweat through their jackets, and that's just so much worse somehow.

    Still, though, sweaty or not...I find them inordinately uncomfortable to dance with a guy in a jacket, in CE at least. It bunches and completely interferes with the embrace.

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