Tuesday, August 28, 2012

How Far Do You Have To Go

Back from a European vacation and "The Continent" is exactly like you've heard.


Saturated with American stuff.

Here's a short list of non-soccer teams I saw on hats, jerseys, coats, t-shirts, and various furniture spread across Scandinavia.
  • Miami Dolphins
  • New York Giants
  • Miami Heat
  • SF Giants
  • Oakland A's
  • LA Dodgers
  • Boston Red Sox
  • New York Yankees
  • New York Yankees
  • New York Yankees

How Yankees is Europe? You can buy these fine items just off Oslo's main square at a respectable-looking optometrist.


Other functional glassware also exists in non-medical stores.


I see the Red Sox everywhere living in Boston, but thought we'd be clear of them in Iceland and Norway. Then we found this hat on a pier, looking new-but-abandoned.


Europe has so much American sports stuff, people just leave it lying around!

Next trip, we'll try to escape America by heading to...Northern Siberia? They probably wear Derek Jeter jerseys.

2 comments:

shlabotnikreport said...

Did you see any "Franklin And Marshall" clothing? It's apparently a hot brand in Europe, similar to Abercrombie & Fitch. The founders of F&M unwittingly "borrowed" the name of a small Pennsylvania college when they started their line. The two have since come to a legal and merchandising understanding.

Matthew Glidden said...

Now that you mention it, yes! I remember it more from the resemblance to A&F than anything. Interesting that they ended up with that "conflict"--good for both that they worked out the merchandising...?