Now, as a subset of the Attire language, sports gear holds a place that is similar to the uniforms of the military, because individuality is being deliberately suppressed in order that a sense of team membership can emerge. Or in the case of the aforementioned sports, the erasure of person is coupled with a kind of formality that takes some personal expression away from the players so that viewers can concentrate on the game itself.
For anglers, there are the waders, and vests, and hats. For golfers, the special shoes with cleats identify them instantly. Cyclists, with their helmets, and spandex; footballers with their over the calf socks, and t shirts; equestrians in their unique hats, and wrestlers in their singlets, all are tagged right off by certain apparel signals.