There was testing on Sunday, so 4 or 5 ice dance couples used the adult show to try out their dances in front of their audience. Except for one husband-wife team who went "full bling", the ice dance couples consisted of a woman in a pretty dress and a man in a black cotton shirt, belt, and slacks.
So, let me be blunt. Under the bright lights of a rink, the plain black shirts look dull and faded.
It doesn't have to be much sparkle, either. With the husband-wife "full bling" team, the man's shirt just had a line of crystals about an inch apart, over the breadth of his chest, and two vertical lines to emphasis the width of his chest. It just gave a little more definition to the male skater, without being cheesy. What's wrong with that? I mean, a black cotton shirt is just going to look dull....and to me, unprofessional. I'd even be happy with a nice fitted shirt with some shine to it.
You are a male ice dancer. OWN THE SPARKLE!