Wearing Shirt's/hats that advertise your local town?

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1. Posted by Cottonwood (Budding Member 37 posts) 11w Star this if you like it!

When out traveling the world, do you ever wear Shirt's and/or hats that advertise your local town? Do you ever get comments on it from other's saying thing's like "Hey, I been there!".
I do wear both shirt and a hat at times that advertise my local town and resort that I live/ski at. It's not often it happens but have had comments about them and did have one trip where someone recognized the shirt and ends up we lived like a mile from each other in the same town.

2. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1035 posts) 11w 2 Star this if you like it!

Nah - I don't want people knowing I'm from Cleethorpes; if you came from Cleethorpes, you'd understand! 😁😁😁

3. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 324 posts) 11w Star this if you like it!

No, I would not. Why?
In particular not at busy tourist places. I'd rather not let street vendors, beggars, touters and such know where I'm from and which language they should use to bother me.

4. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 1119 posts) 11w Star this if you like it!

I actually don't have a ballcap or tee shirt that has ANY kind of writing on it. I just don't like that kind of thing. I have a friend who has a Harvard tee shirt. You can buy them at a store, and she did. She has to constantly deny she's been to Harvard.

I live in Vancouver. Everybody seems to love Vancouver. I really don't want to have to field questions about Vancouver. I would never wear a shirt that says Vancouver on it. I HAVE worn a baseball cap I got from a pub in Northern England. Someone gave it to me. No one ever asked me about it, thankfully. I lost it while dumping a canoe in Northern Costa Rica. I am rueful. I liked that cap.

5. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 310 posts) 11w 1 Star this if you like it!

No. But I did wish I'd had a Union Jack badge/T-shirt/anything when I first visited the Philippines.
It was the mid-80s and I guess they didn't get many non-American visitors back then, because it took approximately one day before I got fed up with the locals constantly asking me what part of America I came from!
In every Taxi, train, shop etc I was answering "I'm from England/Britain (depending on my mood)" because "I'm from London" often gained the response of 'Is that near Hollywood?'...

6. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 1119 posts) 11w Star this if you like it!

Canadians have a similar problem. I used to have a Canuck patch on my bag. Then I met two US folks with a Canuck patch. I quit that.

7. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1035 posts) 11w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Piecar

Canadians have a similar problem. I used to have a Canuck patch on my bag. Then I met two US folks with a Canuck patch. I quit that.

I once met a couple of American lads who walked around sporting maple leaves on their tee-shirts so that people they met on their travels thought they were Canadian rather than American - might have been the same people. :):):)

8. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1128 posts) 11w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Kathrin_E

I'd rather not let street vendors, beggars, touters and such know where I'm from and which language they should use to bother me.

When they're fishing with calls in various languages, I answer pretending to be Norwegian. I've not met a tout yet who speaks it. :)

Quoting Piecar

Then I met two US folks with a Canuck patch.

This seemed to really become a thing after 9/11 and the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

I remember teasing a Canadian we were travelling with, telling people she was an American pretending.

[ Edit: Edited on 27-May-2018, at 21:22 by AndyF ]

9. Posted by Sarahelainecp (Inactive 34 posts) 11w Star this if you like it!

I live in Manchester, UK and tend not to advertise that. I love Manchester, but if you own up to being Mancunian people expect you to know about football, which I am absolutely ignorant of. I've had to fake an interest in Man United from Paris to Kota Kinabalu.

I'm actually from Edinburgh, and I did wear my university of Edinburgh sweatshirt when I was younger. Few people noticed, and when they did it got tedious explaining it wasn't in England and no, we rarely if ever say "och aye the noo!" because that means "oh yes, just now!" which is not all that useful. Also, no, I have not been drinking whisky.

All in all, not my thing!

10. Posted by Stefmuts (Budding Member 90 posts) 11w Star this if you like it!

I'm not even sure they have T-shirts advertising Neerpelt