Is it Acceptable or Tacky to Wear Jersey Shore T-Shirts and Gear?
We love the Jersey Shore, but do we need to express that with our clothing?
One of the fun things about walking around the boardwalks at the beach is the clothing shops. It's fun to peruse their sassy and funny t-shirt collections. They also have a big selection of garb that says the name of the beach you visit. When you've got a lot of Jersey pride, it's hard to resist buying many of these items.
But, is it acceptable or tacky to wear clothing with your town or state on it while you're there? This is a question I ponder frequently, and I'm curious to hear your thoughts.
As you might know, I spend a lot of my time in both Los Angeles and New Jersey. I own a lot of shore shirts and hats, as well as some things that say either LA or California.
For some reason, I'm resistant to wearing the gear of the state I'm in, while I'm there. I think it may be because I don't want to look like a tourist. So, I'll wear my California gear in New Jersey, and vice-versa. Is that weird, or am I onto something?
I'm cool with wearing outfits with the names of local businesses from the area while I'm in that state, but something feels off to me about wearing a shirt that says "Asbury Park" while in Asbury Park, for example.
Of course, there's no right or wrong answer to this question, and there isn't a fashion police that'll fine you for violating any pretend rules.
It's just fun to hear everyone's opinion on the matter. Do you like to wear NJ stuff, or do you think it's tacky?