Why do people wear sportswear? – THE CAROLINIAN


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Den Stephenson
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There is always a certain appeal to wearing your favorite team on your chest. Personally, I like to wear sportswear because it represents my taste for this specific team. For example, I’m a New York Jets fan, so I also have a slide, shirt, and hoodie for the Jets. I wear it to support this specific team that I love. I also recently went to a Carolina Panthers football game for the first time recently, so I also bought a jersey with the Panthers logo on it. Since it was my first time going to an NFL football game, I got the jersey for memories. I spoke to a few students about why they wear sportswear and why they decide to wear specific teams.

Quadre Thomas, freshman, said: “The reason I wear Cowboys clothes is because it’s my favorite team, I love watching them play and because it’s also the my dad’s favorite team. He went on to say, “I currently have a Dallas Cowboys hat and an Ezekiel Elliott jersey!”

There are others who wear jerseys, hats and a number of other clothes because they used to go to that school or play for that specific team. There are others who will wear sports clothes because of the color. Team uniforms, especially in recent years, have worked more to stand out with a buying audience. I remember when I was younger I loved watching the UCLA Bruins just because of their colors. I never wore any of their clothes, but it made me want to buy some of their clothes just because I liked the way they looked. I asked John Lewis, a junior here at UNCG, why he decides to wear sportswear.

“I wear sportswear because it’s comfortable and it shows others who I love to watch and who my favorite teams are. Personally, I like to wear my Carolina Panthers hat. Not because we live here in North Carolina, but because I’ve always been a Panthers fan, ”he said. “I remember watching the Panthers play against the Patriots in the Super Bowl when I was little and since then I’ve been a fan and buying their clothes.”

It reminds me so much of when I was younger; all i did was buy basketball jerseys. Not because I liked this particular team, but because I liked these players. But as I get older, I only focus on my favorite team and the school I am currently attending. As we have seen, there are many different perspectives as to why people wear sportswear. Some people wear it for the colors, others wear it because they like that particular team, or because that particular team is where they’re from. Whatever the reasons people wear sportswear, it always brings everyone together when you see someone wearing a particular jersey or team that you might like.

Sport can be a social gathering for many people. And they wear these clothes to show others who they support or what team they like. Sportswear is a unique way to show others where you are from, which team you like or which player you like. Personally, I find it very cool when you see other people wearing sportswear that goes with a particular team or league that you like. It’s a way to start a conversation with others where the two can relate to and talk about each other’s favorite team or why you like a certain team. I’ve done this with a lot of people that I don’t know very well, but after the conversation it shows who, why and what we like about this particular team.

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