5 Things American Tourists Shouldn’t Wear in Europe

hey fellow travelers mark here with Walter’s rule and today we’re in Rome in front of these Roman Forum here and today we have for you our five things most of like the American to us shouldn’t wear when they do come to Europe because I see a lot of my fellow Americans traveling around and making some fashion faux-pas and now I’m not a fashionista this isn’t about how you should dress and things like that this is my advice for five things you shouldn’t wear so you can fit in better feel more comfortable and be a little bit safer when you’re wearing the right clothes when you travel okay so this is the fashion needs to think this is a help when you travel better video okay and the first things first baseball caps you do not wear a baseball cap when you come here if I see a lot of guys wearing them yes you might be bald like me or balding slightly golden huh good a normal hat don’t get a baseball cap because that gives it away every single time and a spaceship you wear it backwards it just screams you’re from the US okay if you’re not from the US that’s what it says and when you go around you’ll see not a lot of people do wear baseball caps especially with like New York Yankees logo or Boston or whatever so do make sure you kind of stay away from that one okay second thing not to wear for my guy travelers khaki pants look Europeans they were pant they were slacks they were tight jeans stuff like that but they do not work khakis okay your Dockers you’re not bringing those to Europe you might say but they’re really comfortable yes they are really comfortable but that’s not what people wear around here so I’m trying to help you do is fit in better so you don’t stick out as the tourist that people want to pickpocket and robbed you can fit more in like a local look I don’t look very much like a local because I’m a big fat guy but that doesn’t mean I can’t fit in okay so khakis sorry guys sorry doctors people don’t bring them with you okay third don’t I have for you when you come here don’t wear athleisure wear or athletic wear when you come here I know in the US you see a lot of people wearing their Under Armour t-shirt so they’ve got their adidas pants or sports pants on stuff like that yoga pants things like that here in Europe people don’t wear the athletic leisure clothes as normal clothes they wear those athletic clothes to go to the gym to go running to go biking things like that I know in the u.s. it’s kind of a normal thing but here we don’t use it okay just letting you know that and our next don’t which kind of follows what that is don’t wear your big baggy us University sweatshirt I’m here in May and there’s a lot of us travelers backpackers here you know from colleges and they got there with constant logo on them are the Illinois logo on them or their Harvard stuff on there and it just streams I’m a tourist come rob me and you’ll notice that people around here they’re not wearing a hoodie they’re not wearing those baggy sweatshirts especially with the big graphic prints on the front so you might want to stay away from that one now I told you sometimes I messed up on these too I wear my welders world logo sometimes though you do have that and all these these are really up to you I’m just trying to help you fit in better so you can have a better time and meet more locals and not get picked on with a lot of selfie sticks so if you stick me to selfie stick these kind of things all right and my fifth on for you is don’t wear sports shoes here’s the thing as you’ll see people here in Europe wearing sports shoes and stuff like that but they’re more like city street shoes versus as like running Nike shoes or Under Armour shoes or Reeboks or whatever so I would stay away from that because you have on your normal sports shoes from the US with your white socks it is usually a dead giveaway that you’re from the US so what you might want to do is you might want to get you know I wear stuff like this you know kind of like a easy to wear slip on slip off which is great for TSA kind of travel shoe and it kind of fits in because it’s not a sports shoe but it gives me some support and I kind of fit in a bit better with that so you do have that so anyway those are my five things you shouldn’t wear when you’re traveling oh if you’re a female traveler going along with the shoes don’t bring your high heels with all the cobblestones and stuff like that you’re going to have some issues I’ve seen more than one traveler wipe out on our high heels because of the cobblestones I’ve seen some get stuck in the grate sometimes stuck in the cobblestone if you’re going to be going out to a fancy dinner or something okay you can bring them but you’re not going to wear them around tab because it’s not practical all right so I hope that helps know I’m not a fashionista but I am a traveler they want to help other travelers travel better so there are five honest it’s about things my fellow travelers shouldn’t wear when they’re traveling if you want to learn more we’ve got ten things still shocking about coming to ROM five things you love and hate about Italy all our website at Walters Worldcom we’re also on Twitter Facebook Instagram and we really appreciate your life subscription hope you have a great time here in Italy and no matter what you wear just have a good time and be safe and if you won’t wear a baseball cap with a big sweatshirt and high heels that’s fine too it’s okay I just wanted to help out a bit fly from Rome so I hope you liked that video if you want to see some more videos you can click over here you get videos kind of relate to what you’ve been watching it’s kind of stuff that you actually like and things like that if you want to see our newest video you click over here and that will give you the newest video so wherever we’re at these days you can check that one out and if you click that subscribe button it’s like a circle with the Walters world logo that you know with the train and the 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100 thoughts on “5 Things American Tourists Shouldn’t Wear in Europe”

  1. Please Note: This Video is for 35+ year old US travelers heading to Europe. Young Europeans do wear most of these styles and trends, but the 35+ European crowd do not wear them to the same extent. And the locals won't care what you wear, so this is more to help you blend in a bit better. Great travels to you all & Thank you for all the comments & subscriptions.

  2. It is funny how Americans seem to need to scream "American". The flag t shirts, veteran shirts, baseball caps etc.
    To Europeans it just looks dumb to have to label yourself like that.

  3. OKAy so I wear your suggestions but isn't me and my family staring, pointing and taking pictures of all the tourist sights going to be a dead give away ? I know when I lived in New York the muggers thieves and pickpockets would just look through the crowd and then follow whoever was rubbernecking the sky scrapers no matter what they were wearing.

  4. This is true and I am guilty. Visited Rome at Easter, arrived directly from California. As normal, I was wearing shorts, sandals, t-shirt – people just glared at me. I did not understand how important Easter was and everyone, except me, was dressed formally. I could not even enter a bank, they would not open the door.

  5. I lived in Spain for a year and traveled Europe a lot. You can spot an American from a mile away. ALL of these points are accurate. 👌

  6. Europe seems like it is more trouble than it is worth. I don't want to go on a vacation worrying the whole time if I am going to be robbed.

  7. Look just wear what you want as long as you feel comfortable. We as Europeans will recognise you anyway! It is not the clothes.

  8. When I was in London the other week there was an entire three generation American family dressed in NY Yankees merhandise from top to toe. I can not think of anything more unflattering for a chubby lady or a beer belly gentleman in their 50's than wearing an oversized unisex match jersey in some flimsy material. They looked as if they were a daytrip group from a home for mentally challenged individuals.

  9. 1. This is a horrible generalization, Europe is more than 40 different countries ffs… Tip nr one should be "if you don't want people to know you're an American than don't ever act like Europe is one country, that's a dead give away"
    2. No one should ever wear high heels anywhere, it's a torture device
    3. Wear what ever you want, unless it's trump merch, that shit is just wrong. I saw an American tourist yesterday with a baseball cap that read "I love Trump, he's dandy". Doing so is pretty much asking people to take the piss out of you, or worst case scenario they will beat your ass.

  10. Hide yourself in a bush and walk all over Europe
    Don’t bring the bush from US we recognize transgenic bushes coming from us

  11. Don't wear baseball caps? What a load of BS. Every video i see of Europe has guys wearing caps in it. Nobody cares what you wear. Unless your a fat slob telling other people what to wear.

  12. After reading the comments, I'll be trading my European vacation for another re-visit to Australia. Funny – so many people commenting about rude Americans and they are the very essence of rudeness in their remarks. I'll be happy to spend my money elsewhere. See you soon Tasmania!

  13. The point is midwestern people are loud. In my experience. But southwesterners are not. This has been my experience..every midwestern person I know, and I was born there is loud and boorish
    I have not met any southwestern people like that

  14. « Don’t wear athletic clothes/sport clothes in Europe » well if you go to the suburbs of France you see almost half of the guys dressed liked that 😭😂 (adidas joggings and stuff)

  15. I’m European and I like to wear baseball caps all the while, especially backwards. Mainly wear American caps and American t shirts. I’m not a teenager either, I’m 50. It’s just what I like to wear. Now I know why I keep getting all those strange looks lol. I even drive an American car. I love Americans!

  16. I'm wearing sport shoes and NY baseball caps (I have 3 of them 3 diff colors lol) regularly in Europe and I'm European lol

  17. Ok, I'll wear my camo shirt, pants and jacket and a chest rig full of hot dogs… I'm sure nobody will know where I'm from.

  18. This is one of the dumbest travel videos I've ever seen. Whatever you do, if you are not from Europe, Europeans are probably going to know. As an American living in a Europe for 10 years, even if you followed all this advice, we'd still pick you out as a tourist. And that's OK. Be yourself. No one here really gives a….

  19. I made the mistake of wearing Khakis one afternoon in Edinburgh. I got about 1/2 mile from my hotel before I became uncomfortable with all of the stares I was getting from people… I quickly went back to my hotel and changed into my blue jeans (which is what I wore for the remainder of my trip). Lesson learned.

  20. Exception:
    If you go to Serbia or Russia you can ABSOLUTELY wear the Adidas track suit and shoes. Nike or Puma as well. You will fit right in.

  21. I went to Europe and nobody cares about how you dress 😂
    They only find important the way you treat them and their country.

  22. American tourists once had a bad reputation in the EU when it comes to not respect ancient antique sites , but carving their initials into stones and wood on 1000 of years old relics and remains for ex. I heard dozens of storys of that kind when I met fellow Euro train travelers throughout the whole of Europe. Dont know if its true anymore… The arguably worst tourists today are hammered groups of Brits attending soccer games abroad.

  23. Listen ill pop up with an adidas fit if they gotta problem cause i have this thing where i can sense when someone is coming because i have chills in my spine as soon as i feel someone is behind me thays when i cock my hand back and hit the shit outta them

  24. The amount of lies in this video is disgusting.
    The only thing you should REALLY beware is when using any sort of a Football equipment (that's soccer for some) of a team on the wrong day. Say you're in Portugal, You're in Porto and it's a very important match, it's "O Clássico" or "The Classic" wich is Porto VS Benfica day. Match will be on Porto and you're wearing Benfica clothing on Senhora da Hora. That's basically a no-no.
    You see, much like the british, we are a bit of… Hooligans and we really take football seriously. If matches can't be won on the field it will be won on the stands. If it can't be on the stands it's gonna be outside. If it can't be outside it will be on the streets and there is no escape for you. Having a kid or not won't matter to them, they will beat you in front of your kid, thought they won't do shit to the kid or even the wife, unless she tries and do anything to stop you. Best bet is to ask people, LITERALLY ask someone, specially the younger generation (these are the ones that can speak English easilly and know ALOT about football) on what club's wear should you buy.
    For the city of Porto is a no brainer – buy and use a Porto shirt.
    In Lisbon it's way more tricky, you have either Sporting or Benfica and you should be extremedly careful, and without a doubt ask for assistance on what shirt to buy just to walk arround.
    If you're on Porto disctrict, in Matosinhos, you can also buy a Leixões football club's shirt and people, like Porto supporters won't mind all that much, because of neutral relations between groups. Same city, similar people and mindsets and generally it's a bit wrong for the same city to be fighting itself.
    So yeah, that's the only thing you should be ware. Everything else you can say or do.
    No seriously, you can say WHATEVER you want and do almost anything.

    And don't be embarassed to be drunk here, it's in the culture, as well as smoking tobacco OR wink, wink a bit of a sweet ganza or weed.

    It's a very free country, run by aggressive, yet loving, sharing and hardworking people that earn crap but are still happy of who they are.
    As soon as you step foot here, you're one of us unless you prove it wrong.
    Have fun here…

    Now about Europe… well, we're all diferent so i can't help you with that, only with Portugal.

  25. I'm from the Netherlands and I don't really give a damn what you wear. Just leave your stupid selfie sticks at home.

  26. None of these are actually valid. The videos from that channel are usually good, but this is a laughably useless video. Please just wear what you normally wear.

  27. Dude. On point about backward caps. Heard this guy speaking French, wearing one, his accent was pretty mild he could have been from Switzerland, but he had one of those and I asked him if he was French Canadian. He was like 'how did you know?' hahaha dead giveaway 😂

  28. Hi there. Another remark I wanna make: maybe this advice applies for western Europe. In Eastern Europe lots of locals wear those things. Specially in Romania. Maybe only the quality of the things you wear, for example a very expensive pair of running shoes, will make the difference showing to everybody that you are a tourist.

  29. Me, a black American will always stick out like a sore thumb 🤣
    But I will take your advice and not wear my Adidas track suit.

  30. Most of these tips are for safety. In Europe, especially in crowded areas, tourists get robbed…a LOT. These are some tips to make ypu look like a local so these pickpockets and thieves don't target you directly.

  31. For me the absolute give away that the dude is from the US is that they wear t-shirt under everything. 105F? Lets wear a fucking thick white t-shirt under that shirt! 'Murica! Oh yeah and Khakis… with skater shoes. Do you skate? Are you heading to the half pipes? Then wtf is up with those DCs or Vans bro? Why? The 90s is over.

  32. How about I take along my traveling companions Mr Smith and Mr Wesson and see who wants to mug my fat American ass.

  33. Erm.. North Americans STAND out in Europe Regardless of what tacky clothes they sport But.. because they are typically OBESE.
    Few euros are even close to that Fat.

  34. My little two cents : just wear what you feel comfortable with 'coz the moment you start to speak they will find out that you are a tourist.

  35. Just dont look down on europeans becouse we are alergic on that.behave normal talk normal and smile.learn at least words hi help and thanks on languages and no problems

  36. People in Europe absolutely wear sports clothes as normal clothes. Every euro country has it's own version of the British chav and all wear tatty old tracksuit bottoms and such. Tbat includes adults over 35.

  37. I tried to avoid all these issues with clothing by walking around in Europe naked . . people still stared . . you just can’t win . .

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