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    Question Male Clothing Options for Testing?

    I am looking to take my first offical USFS test in May. I will be testing the first two prelim dances and have begun my search for clothing. I am having trouble finding options online. Anyone have any advice???

    I am looking at purchasing a pair of Chloe Noel male skating pants. Anyone have any experience with them?

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    Both Mondor and Chloe Noel are good, albeit a bit expensive...

    When you purchase, allow for a little shrinkage.

    Be careful with the Velcro stirups. They will make you learn how to sew quickly, otherwise :-P

    Wear Under-Armor and comparable spandex-like tights under them (full legs, not shorts). Judges don't really want to see a VPL.
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    Thanks!!

    Two more question

    Would I need to adjust my measurements for ordering, especially when it comes to the inseam and the stirups?

    Any suggestions for shirts/tops??

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    They tend to come long, so the only measurement you really need to pay attention to is the waste size unless you're really tall. You can get them altered and the seamstress can remove and reposition the stir ups after the legs are shortened.

    For tops I tend to wear a thin muscle tee that I tuck in and a long sleet stretch semi-turtle neck top. Really nothing special, especially for practice. You can get that at Wal-Mart. Prefer black. Hides sweat better than other colors :-)

    If it's chilly I can put a T-shirt over that. If it's really frigid (early sessions with below freezing temperatures outside) I put a light jacket over it all and it's never seemed to bother me.

    If you skate a lot you may want two sets (or more), or you'll be doing laundry a lot.

    For Socks I use Danskin, but I'm looking for better options at the moment.

    Cheap Wal-Mart gloves on my hands, beanie/knit cap on my head.

    Used to have some Ice Light Boot Gloves, but those seemed to have disappeared at the rink along, for when it was cold and I needed to insulate my feet a little more..

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    The most important thing to remember for tests is to wear something clean and tidy that doesn't hide your lines. After that it's up to the skater and what they feel comfortable in. Most of the guys I skate with wear basic black skating pants and a black t-shirt or turtleneck for testing, periodically a white dress shirt for dances. Basically as long as you're comfortable and presentable you're good to go, especially at the test level.

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    And judges will want you comfortable, expecially at the lower levels, so gloves are acceptable for the test along with a light jacket (Modor or fleece), especially if it's cold.

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