How long does "Poser Probation" last?
One thing I used to hate about playing pick-up games of football were the posers that would show up with their Dion Sanders jersy, with a mouthpiece and receivers gloves, but would completely suck on the field. Of course since I didn't dress the part, they would get picked first, but that team would suffer the consequences of judging a book by it's cover :icon_sunn
Anyway, I was just curious about the social protocol of BJJ. How long should one be training before one starts showing up in Sprawl or Clinch Gear shorts, or a Rednose (or other brand name) gi? Do I have to go through several pairs of $5 walmart Starter shorts before deciding to throw down the cash, or are people going to look at me and take extra special care in making me squeal for coming off as a poser.
I'm just curious, but I'm still sticking with the Walmart gear for a while, since I don't seem to have a problem using it for Kung Fu, weight training and BJJ. I was talking to one of the guys that loves his Clinch Gear shorts, and a few of the guys have those Sprawl shorts with the stretch material panel in the crotch area, and I thought they looked very cool. I was also thinking about getting a Jiu Jitsu gi as well.