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 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100 Responses

  1. Wolters World

    July 4, 2017 4:52 pm

    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. Kefmans

    August 5, 2019 4:47 pm

    Nobody cares what you wear. Just be yourself: EU is much diverser than the USA.

    Kind regards from a European-

  3. K Foster

    August 6, 2019 8:45 am

    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!

  4. dian kreczmer

    August 6, 2019 2:26 pm

    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

  5. Pinky Pix

    August 6, 2019 3:58 pm

    « 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)

  6. Stew Vlogs

    August 6, 2019 4:01 pm

    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!

  7. mariobroseins

    August 7, 2019 1:55 am

    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

  8. TheKnight OfCydonia

    August 7, 2019 4:13 am

    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.

  9. rsissel1

    August 8, 2019 12:18 am

    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….

  10. abraham’s bitch

    August 8, 2019 9:48 pm

    if you wanna blend in with the chavs in england go mad and wear all the sportswear you can

  11. Ozias Blackwood

    August 8, 2019 10:30 pm

    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.

  12. David Hasselhoff

    August 11, 2019 12:45 pm

    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.

  13. m_ilanooo `

    August 11, 2019 12:50 pm

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

  14. José Carlos C. Salazar

    August 12, 2019 1:22 am

    I guess many Americans should get a gastric bypass first if they really don't want to be spotted.

  15. Funkywallot

    August 12, 2019 2:58 pm

    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.

  16. Matteo TV

    August 13, 2019 2:03 pm

    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

  17. Miguel Vieira

    August 13, 2019 6:04 pm

    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.

  18. Deleventje

    August 14, 2019 1:45 pm

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

  19. Rodolfo Lasparri

    August 14, 2019 3:03 pm

    1 – No fag bag …aka travel pouch
    2 – No sneakers with shorts or pants
    3 – No shorts.

  20. Saif Bahnan

    August 17, 2019 10:58 am

    I don't agree with the sneakers part. We all wear Nike, Under Armour…etc when we go out cuz they are comfortable

  21. Brigham Watson

    August 18, 2019 10:37 am

    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.

  22. ablurida

    August 20, 2019 1:41 am

    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 😂

  23. Radu Erdelyi

    August 24, 2019 1:18 am

    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.

  24. Royalle Wright

    August 26, 2019 12:13 am

    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.

  25. Burning Panda MilkShake HD

    August 28, 2019 9:10 am

    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.

  26. TriggerEd Eddie

    August 28, 2019 7:42 pm

    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.

  27. Mary Phelan

    August 30, 2019 1:55 am

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

  28. bare nekid

    September 2, 2019 2:31 am

    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.

  29. Rodrigo Rato

    September 2, 2019 3:08 am

    I don't think any of these apply when visiting Portugal, everyone wears these things. Except for the khakis, yuck!

  30. EpicPlayer

    September 2, 2019 2:02 pm

    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.

  31. Molnar Riki

    September 3, 2019 5:23 pm

    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

  32. Purplemonkeyspank

    September 4, 2019 5:48 am

    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.

  33. Strontium9T

    September 4, 2019 11:20 pm

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

  34. Marlena Trębacz

    September 9, 2019 5:09 am

    O! Pan „piwo prosim” ja pierdziele…. Skąd ten koleś bierze te bzdury?? Niech mu ktoś powie, że gada głupoty za każdym razem. Nie wie nic, a się mądruje 🙈
    Nie słuchajcie go.

  35. Colchester Gallery

    September 9, 2019 11:12 am

    Visiting the Vatican, St Peter's and other churches- There is a dress code.
    No shorts for male or femal, no singlet tops, no bare shoulders, no cleveage, no very short skirts.
    Stilletto high heeled shoes should not be worn on any floor of historic significance. They damage tiles, parquet and carpets.

  36. Kanelle88

    September 9, 2019 5:14 pm

    Good video, very informative! I'll be really impressed if you can figure out how my pasty white a$$ can blend in Asia or Africa. 8P

  37. Patrick Robinson

    September 9, 2019 11:11 pm

    I appreciate your advice. However – I'm not a Sissy Boy Democrat, who hates America.
    Instead, I take great pride in being from the US. Thus, I feel no need to hide my nationality.
    I dress very modestly at home and I do so abroad. By no means am I going to hide the fact that I'm from the greatest country on Earth.
    Unlike you – I don't crave the approval of cowardly Europeans who have let Islamic Invaders take over their land. Their approval is meaningless to me.

  38. Bryan Brayden

    September 9, 2019 11:26 pm

    Everybody uses caps especially in southern countries and we looove university hoodies and white socks 😂

    Just don’t wear sandals with socks and you’ll be fine.


    September 12, 2019 3:43 pm

    Americans, you do know that all American "fashion" flows over to Europe, right? I mean, visit the Netherlands and tell me those people aren't dressed exactly the way Americans dress themselves.

  40. I like to party

    September 15, 2019 7:49 pm

    So dont wear sneakers when you are walking around all day because a bunch of local fruitcakes dont do it.

  41. Stefan Paege

    September 15, 2019 9:29 pm

    I like his pronunciation of Ahh-Diii-das, is he aware, that Adidas is an abbreviation of the founders first & family name?
    That guy was named Adolf Dassler, first name reduced to the nickname Adi (yes like der Führer) & "das" brief for his family name & voila: Adidas.

  42. Alex Turner

    September 16, 2019 5:55 am

    I remember reading there was some fad on Europe where people would just wear McDonalds, like, uniform shirts. So to be local wear a McDonalds work uniform. Ironic huh?

  43. Felix

    September 16, 2019 9:49 am

    Different parts of Europe is different. As a scandinavian we don't care at all what you wear. Your attitite is a 100 times more important. Other parts of Europe can be a bit different but what you wear is not so important, unless you are in religious buildings in orthodox and Catholic countries .

  44. Barrier Boy

    September 18, 2019 2:28 am

    why would an american go to europe? to hang with some people who positively despise him? to take pictures of their old buildings? i hope you enjoy yourself over there, but i'd rather spend my money on things that are actually fun and rewarding.

  45. The Toerist

    September 19, 2019 3:18 pm

    we in the netherlands think you can wear what you want, but don't walk around like a billboard, or full of gold and a cap to show in do in drugs! this is the netherlands here is drugs legal, only with important festivities we walk around like in the orange or the colors of our flag 👍


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