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#1 Omega*supreme

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 04:32 AM

Ok, I'm looking to get baseball pants, and I'm partial to the A-rod look with the socks and pants. Now, I've never worn actual baseball pants or socks before, so i really have no idea. Are the pants, for the most part long pants just bunched up and tucked a little under the socks?

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 05:21 AM

Yes A-Rods pants are long. It will be hard to match that, as his are custom made. You will need extra long pants, probably professionally lengthened to match the look. Or a couple sizes too big, and tighten your belt.

As you are playing, there are 3 ways to keep them down, and in place.
1. You can sew elastic to the bottom, and wear the elastic under your heel, pulling the pants down. Kindof like stirrups.
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2. You can buy what is called pre-wrap spray. It is a spray used to make your skin sticky to hold pre-wrap down, while the team trainer tapes over it. Pre-wrap is not sticky at all, that is why you use it under tape. The spray is sticky, but not as bad as tape. So, essentially you are gluing the pants, to your cleats.
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3. I don't recommend this. But, I have seen people cut 2 tiny holes in the front of their pants right above the bottom, then lace their cleats through the holes. You will have to cut the elastic heel so that the pants are more of bell-bottoms to do this.

Of course, pants that fit is best. You won't need to do any of those 3 options.

Edited by throwingks, 29 October 2007 - 05:25 AM.


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Posted 29 October 2007 - 06:29 AM

So... What you're saying is that A-rods pants are actually longer, going right to the heel, with the socks over top? I'm not too sure if i fully understand. I was just using ARod as an example, I'm not looking for his specific look... I just don't like the full length pant, and would like to get away from that look if i could.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:35 PM

Yes, his pants are longer than what you can buy in a store. Store bought pants go down to about the bottom of the calf, normally.

Socks are pulled up to just below the knee, and the pants are over top of them. Just like you would wear normal pants, with long socks.

I think a lot of the Yankees actually wear finger socks. that is where the socks are made like a glove with each toe going into its own sleeve. Hideki Matsui brought a pair over from Japan, and they liked them. At least that is the rumor I have heard. I have actually never seen a pair being used. But, I have never hung out with the Yankees either. biggrin.gif

The most common thing I have seen is a player first puts on a pair of very thin socks, called sanitaries. Then the team sock. Both go right up to the bottom of the knee. I have never seen a player wear socks on the outside of the pants.

The 2 styles of wearing the pants are high or low. A-Rod has the low look. His pants cover his socks. The high look, my favorite, is simply the pants pulled up to the knee, exposing the socks. All pants come with an elastic band around the bottom, that holds pretty tight. You can place the bottom of your pants anywhere, and they will hold pretty well. I have never seen a pair of pants being worn high, have the legs fall down in the middle of a game. The elastic works really well.

Here is an animated *.gif, actually showing A-Rod sporting both styles.
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