5 Things American Tourists Shouldn’t Wear in Europe

Please Note: Young People Wear Many of These Styles Throughout Europe. These tips are geared toward 35+ year old travelers. Thanks for watching!

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Heading to Europe & Not Sure What to Pack? Here are a few things that my fellow US travelers may want to avoid packing if they are traveling to Europe.
1. Baseball Caps: Europeans in general do not wear baseball caps, especially backwards. You would be better served to wear a more traditional hat. You will see an occasional NY Yankee hat, but why not buy the fancy hat you always wanted instead?
2. Athletic Wear: Europeans tend to wear athletic wear to do sports, not to wear around town. There is a trend of more athleisurewear in Europe, but it is not to the extent that there is in US.
3. Khakis: the omnipresent US male pant choice is not something you will see too often in Europe. Go for colored pants or jeans. If you want khaki like pants wear Chinos instead of Dockers. The pants you will see are a thinner cut or “skinnier” fit than in the US.
4. Oversized US University Sweatshirts.
5. Sport Shoes or High Heals: US sport shoes and white socks are not quite as popular in Europe as they are in the US. You may be better off with Urban Street shoes like Vans instead. Also, women should be careful with high heels as with all the cobblestone it is easy to hurt your ankles.
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Ian Partridge says:

The best advice is don’t visit the tourist hot spots like Rome Venice Paris London etc.
Try to use your American imagination and see real europe. Then people will respect you for being an individual regardless of the clothes you are wearing.

GlowingMpd says:

You need to learn how to pronounce ‘especially’. There is no k or x in it. It’s not ekspecially or exspecially!

Nikolaus Nieminen says:

Or just wear Anything you like.

Li'l Sebastian's Ghost says:

From The Netherlands: You CAN wear a cap. Nobody cares. You CAN wear kaki’s. Nobody cares. Sport shoes are also NO PROBLEM, just keep bright colours to a minimum.

Blackbeard says:

Wear whatever you want.

LZ Private Grizz says:

Wow wear what ever you want nobody cares. Heck come whit the us flag around you if you want

Corie Gardner says:

My (Geman) girlfriend wears black yoga pants to work all the time. And its a pretty upscale eis cafe (ice cream parlor). So idk but maybe that was just the area of Germany I lived in

Patricia Rivas says:

You are so right!

Wolfe p says:

If u go to poland wear sandals with socks

Laznotyze says:

I born in Germany and i lived here all my life and my outfits are joggingpants/sportpants with basecaps so…. I‘m a bald american
Edit: all my clothes are baggie, from pants to hoodies. And everybody wears sportshoes

Fureddo28 says:

F. dress codes, wear what you like. BE yourself!

John Power says:

There was a thing with US Citizens around twenty years ago now when visiting Ireland. These were middle aged plus people who wore Kelly Green Clothing, also loud striped Jackets and Trousers. They usually Toted Cameras both ordinary and Cine Cameras over their shoulders. They stuck out like a sore thumb. You would see them from far off you did not need to hear them to know they were from the US. All of this has changed now ,no more Kelly Green Jackets and Trousers or Flashy clothing. They dress in more mundane clothing now and blend in more. Most people here in Ireland wear Baseball Caps also Logos on their Tee Shirts like Abercrombie and Fitch at least the women and girls do, so if you are from the US you will not stand out. You just wear what you like so long as it is not too loud.

Coolkrieger3 says:

Sounds like 5 reasons not to visit Europe. If you have worry about how you are dressed so you don’t get robbed, it’s no place I want to go.

Tricia Boobs says:

This video is just a giant fail

Aktiver Kokser says:

Maybe u wear a black uniform with a skull on it and a nice lil black cross on your right arm so u can rule France or poland

Enbuska says:

How about not wearing sports socks with sandals? Or fannypack?

You are able to spot an elderly American tourist from miles away.

Nire B says:

Track suits are normal to wear in Eastern Europe. It’s also normal in Ireland and Britain. It’s a bit of a poor look but totally fits with the locals.

Philip Rey says:


Wendy Hughes-Jelen says:

Can’t be said enough. If you dress appropriately and are polite you won’t even be able to convince them you’re American. And that’s exactly what you want.

chrluc says:

What’s that saying “When in Rome…”

a1uM1nuM448 says:

Welp thats like. The only clothes i ever wear :’)

Cerys Morgan says:

I’m a Brit, and American men are SO easy to identify! Beggars on the tube will approach you if you look American!!

Angela says:

Still gonna wear whatever I want. Idgaf

ryan muro says:

Lol this guy has never been to the Balkins , everybody is drinking in adidas gear

ShapeyFiend says:

From the point of view of not getting pickpocketed or mugged (both have happened to me on holiday in Spain, Italy and Germany) I think this is sound advice. Even for a European travelling in a different part of Europe wearing leisurewear that isn’t on trend in that area is going to make you stick out.

Edward Paty says:

Screw the EU.

Chinook says:

Why visit Europe? America has so many awesome places to visit! If americans must travel abroad Singapore, Japan, Okinawa, and south Thailand are much better options, the people in these areas are fitst class.

Rogue Reven says:

Don’t listen to this video, wear what you like.

Franc s says:

That’s some bullshit. Everything’s wrong.

Stevie P says:

you just described everyone in the UK.
even above 35. YouTube “Jeremy Kyle uk”

Dennis Nedry says:

You Mario Batalis gay brother?

ShadyWater says:

I’m American, so I’m biased. But tbh I’m just going to wear what I want wherever I go, unless it’s directly offensive.

Wolters World says:

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.

selenium says:


Champe says:

Weighing 300 pounds you can wear whatever you want, we know you’re american LOL

Timothy Martino says:

My ancestors left Europe for a reason I rather travel USA better food women beers and entertainment.

Gabriel Keefe says:

Go to Europe

Niekryty says:

I dont see point in this movie. Wear what you want. Pick pockers can pick anybody.

fgdfghh says:

all this is rubbish, but from my point of view, if someone wears “slutty” clothings, or gives a fake smile all the time, I would consider he/she is from US

Nikola Stojanovic says:

This just isn’t true, in every European country everything like those 5 things are sold usually as anywhere…

Kanani says:

Be free ! Wear what you want ! Good people are kind and accepting .. and people don’t care what you wear. You can still be a victim no mater what you wear.

Barnaby ap Robert says:

How many airline seats do you have to buy just for yourself? 2 or 3?

maary07 says:

Here in Greece we wear everything You have mentioned.

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