Friday, 18 January 2013

On the Ground--(Don't) Dress the Part

(Don’t) Dress the Part—Nothing says American tourist like brand names, sports gear, and tennis shoes, as well as expensive jewelry, pocket electronics, or sunglasses.  Wearing shorts is considered gauche or juvenile in some countries, even in those with hot climates.    I have found a pair of boots and a dark-colored shirt tucked into a pair of jeans to be sufficiently generic, anonymous, and possibly stylish in some quarters.  If walking a lot, some companies, e.g., Clark's, make surprisingly comfortable ankle boots.  Be conscious of your movements and body language--nothing says "tourist" like someone walking and at the same time head tilted back and gawking at street shops, architecture, or skylines.      


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  2. I don't really care about the trend on which ever place I went too, as long as I'm comfortable with the clothes I wear. I choose the clothes I wear, depending on the location or actiivty so it doesn't matter how other people see it, as long as I feel good.
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