I really don't care what or how folks dress, but today I was out running and saw some random guy running. I caught up to him and we got chatting. It sparked a rather interesting conversation.
He noticed I was wearing my 3/4 length UA running tights (not underwear/baselayer), and he commented that I'm fearless. In the back of my mind, I was like, huh? (Mind you, I'm 5'4" and weigh 120 lbs athletic build... not some fat geezer...) I only wear running tights with no shorts over them... in fact, I tried it once, and it was very weird feeling -- I hated it!!! My temporary running partner was surprised that I didn't like it. I told him, that there's a difference between running tights and underwear/baselayer tights too. Even then, the only time I wear tights under my pants is baselayer and that is rare. I only own one pair of baselayer tights for this very reason, and I always wear them with pants -- never shorts. In any event, he was surprised I didn't like it.
So, if it's so uncomfortable, why in the world do I see so many people wearing 3/4 or full length tights with shorts?
Every time I see it, I think of my experiences of how uncomfortable it feels and drives me crazy...