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From the clothesline
Today these Adidas training pants are vintage, from the 70s to the 90s every teenager or young man (at least in my environment) either had such Adidas training pants - or wanted them.
I belonged to the second group back then. :/
Published on 14.01.2023
The smooth, shiny fabric, polyamide or nylon, had already fascinated me as a small child. I had discovered this on the basis of ski suits made of this material, as can be read in the post 20081213Schneehase of the Gayski.de blog.
At the beginning of my teenage years, i.e. at the end of the 80s, beginning of the 90s,* tracksuits were generally in vogue, especially those of the Adidas brand. Since my parents were against any brand cult, I got a noname tracksuit. It was also made of 100% polyamide on the outside and I liked it quite a bit.
But only until my older brother finally bought a real Adidas tracksuit from his own pocket money.
My brother was never physically attractive to me in any way, he was simply my brother. But the tracksuit attracted me almost magically: When it was hanging on the clothesline in the garden, I would often sneak around it or walk between the pant legs so that I was close to the fabric. All as inconspicuously as possible, of course, because no one was supposed to notice. The fabric was much smoother than my training pants, but at that time these pants were still much too big for me.
This picture is not from the 80s,* but the training pants are in the same garden almost two* decades later deliberately hung on the line as it was then. :)
Shortly before the photo was taken in the garden, my brother and I exchanged two training pants with each other and since then they are mine - and they fit in the meantime :)
Meanwhile, I have a few copies of these Adidas training pants, but the original pants from back then is always easy to distinguish, because it has a patch on the knee in the shape of a triangle with a skier as a motif.
The gray pants from Alpha Industries, a brand that is known primarily for bomber jackets, is also made of 100% polyamide, but completely unlined, so only a very thin nylon layer. Therefore, it lends itself but just to put on the training pants underneath. :)
Why this is so, I can not name, but the change of clothes, or as here the removal of the upper layers, that also has a very strong appeal to me.
I will get to the next layer under the training pants in the next blog post: The clothes worn underneath :) That is in fact another story, because what then emerges is a preference that I discovered again a little later in my life...
*I got the decades wrong, my teenage years were in the late 80s and early 90s, the picture of the clothesline is from 2007.