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Fashionable elders vol. 7: workout gear (7 outfits)

by K-030 Posted 14th May 2008 at 9:09 PM - Updated 1st Sep 2008 at 12:57 PM by K-030
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
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Better late than never... it's "only" been five months since I last uploaded something here. Back then I promised there would be one more fashionable elders upload. Lo and behold, here it is, the missing link: sportswear.

Instead of the tracksuit mesh usually used for sportswear, these use the drawstrings pyjamas mesh that was kindly converted for elders by Phaenoh. All hail her for her brilliant conversions!

Personally I've never really understood the point of having only tracksuits for workout gear in the game. Yeah, it's probably what you'd wear if you went jogging outdoors, but in the game (at least in the expansions I've got installed) your sims always work out indoors. Now who the heck wears a tracksuit while working out indoors? The mesh I used on the other hand is fairly believable for that purpose, and you could wear it when jogging outdoors as well - provided it's warm enough. (And if you don't have Seasons, it always is).

Seven colours available. Some work better than others, but I like all of them. Some of the sreenshots have blurry backrounds - for some reason the game decided to downgrade my graphics quality without asking me when I was in the middle of taking the screenshots. The clothes themselves however are in proper quality also in those pics.

The important stuff:
You must download Phaenoh's "Elder-DrawstringPJs-TexturesMesh.rar" file from here in order for these to work. Be sure to grab the right file.

Other than that, enjoy!

Additional Credits:
- Faylen, once again, for her How to Add Shadows and Highlights tutorial.
- Phaenoh, not only for the mesh but for swiftly fixing a fault I found in it.
- Visage (The Anvil, Beat Boy), John Foxx & Louis Gordon (Shifting City) for the soundtrack.
Age: Elder
Gender: Male
Clothing Type: Athletic
Clothing Style: No Style
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
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Size: 2.08 MB · Downloads: 7,462 · 15th May 2008
2.08 MB 7,462 15th May 2008
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Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 14th May 2008 at 10:09 PM
Thank you, it looks very good
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#3 Old 15th May 2008 at 2:33 AM
: blinks : cool! I got recolored! (You are the first person to deem any my meshes worthy of recoloring.) You get a prize, maybe?
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#4 Old 15th May 2008 at 5:10 PM
Originally Posted by Phaenoh
: blinks : cool! I got recolored! (You are the first person to deem any my meshes worthy of recoloring.) You get a prize, maybe?

Wow, I'm a bit surprised no-one had recoloured your stuff before. But then again, it's nice to be the first - especially if I get a prize.

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#5 Old 15th May 2008 at 9:07 PM
Thank you.
Good elder workout gear is so hard to find, especially since I'm not a huge fan of the tracksuits, so thank you for these.

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 16th May 2008 at 5:26 PM
Bliss. I have maybe two custom elder men gym outfits in the bin. It was hard to find any that didn't look just like the puffy jogging suits, were in eyebleed color combos or both at once. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 19th May 2008 at 1:51 AM
I love these outfits! It's so nice to see the elder males getting some attention.

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#8 Old 8th Aug 2008 at 7:38 PM
Awseme colors i always wanted something different for the athletic outfits.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 7th Jul 2012 at 10:54 PM
I was torn between letting my hunky sims live forever or letting them get older- but I'm glad that they can get some decent clothes even if they have to step aside to let their kids continue their legacy! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 10th Aug 2014 at 1:47 AM
I am glad to find some good looking clothes for elder Sims too. If the Sims creators hadn't made them so bent over and old looking; we would enjoy playing them more. I don't know any 50 something men or women who look like this. It is insulting to the elderly. I know 70 year olds who don't look like this. And the voices are terrible!
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#11 Old 18th Mar 2018 at 10:33 AM