Sweat Shirts in London

Feb 22nd, 2006, 08:03 AM
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Sweat Shirts in London

Do I wear my Penn State sweat shirt walking the streets of London
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 08:14 AM
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Is this a question about personal safety, fashion or taste?

No-one will hit you. No-one will report you to the fashion police. And no-one will care.

But, just out of interest, why would you WANT to tell everyone which university you went to? Or is it just that you can't afford proper clothes?
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 08:28 AM
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Do you want them to look at your face or the sweat shirt?????
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 08:35 AM
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No one in London will even know what Penn State is.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 08:48 AM
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No, but plenty will be wearing a Penn State (or some other university) sweatshirt bought off a local market stall.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:08 AM
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Do I wear my Penn State sweat shirt walking the streets of London


If it's too hot, you're going to look funny. Why don't you bring some nice sweater, which will look you pretty.

I guess it's a measure of class.

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Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:11 AM
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Several trips ago we were in Venice where I saw a young man with a UCI sweat shirt. Because our son had gone there I said something to the young man.

He didn't speak English. :-B
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:11 AM
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This reminds me of something that happened to me in Germany.

I was attending a Goethe Institute in a little town in the Schwarzwald. I was walking to class wearing my Spokane t-shirt when I met a man wearing a Bloomsday t-shirt. (Bloomsday is a huge--50,000+ people--footrace in Spokane.) It was fun talking to him for a few minutes.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:19 AM
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<< Do I wear my Penn State sweat shirt >>

Maybe the touts and buskers will leave you alone, thinking you are from the state penn.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:44 AM
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Nope. Only "mind the gap" sweats are allowed. You'll be arrested.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 11:31 AM
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You will see all kinds of garb on all kinds of people in London. I have never thought it was a city that was very style conscious.

If you are young, wear it, it won't matter unless you are going to a dressy restaurant.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 11:38 AM
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You're allowed to wear anything you want - except in a few elegant restaurants. And no one will really care.

The question is - why do you feel it imperative to do so - rather than just a sweater? (no other clothes? think people will be impressed [no they won;t have a clue unless it says Oxford or Cambridge]? Is it a bet/dare of some sort?)
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 11:39 AM
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Sweatshirts and t-shirts with US university logos have been worn by young Europeans for at least the past 10 or 15 years. PatrickLondon got it right.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 11:48 AM
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I presume you are female. No woman should ever wear a sweatshirt unless they wish to masquerade as a man.

If you were male, and I presume you won't be by the time of your trip to London, wear something more feminine. Not that anyone could care less what you're wearing as there are millions, and millions of people in London. It just isn't flattering full stop and shouldn't be worn anywhere.

As for men (for the benefit of others I suppose) cotton sweaters are far more fashionable for the current season - I won't make individual recommendations as virtually every designer features cotton, and cotton knits in the current collection.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 12:11 PM
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Wear whatever you want. No one cards. Although, as above, I don't think sweatshirts are very flattering on women or particularly versatile for traveling (too bulky).
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 12:53 PM
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While riding the tube in London a few weeks ago, I saw several girls wearing Syracuse University sweatshirts. As that's my alma mater, I asked them if they were SU students studying abroad. Turns out they were and we had a lovely conversation for the 10-15 minutes we were on the Tube.
So if you wear your sweatshirts, don't be surprised if you run into someone else who's spent time in the Happy Valley.
(Kate, plenty of American expats will not only know what Penn State is, they will have friends or family who went there--if they weren't students there themselves)
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 01:19 PM
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no, you do not wear it. That is the answer.

Now if it were U Penn, maybe, but Penn State?
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