by Roaming Panda
Among all the wonderful landscapes and historic landmarks in China, the wardrobe of the locals was another spectacle in itself. "Unique" would be a nice way to put it, "terrible" would be a more direct way to phrase it (at least by Western standards). People were showing out in some awful outfits. The ladies were the major offenders but there were a few guys out in some doozies.
I've seen the Internet pics of people in China sporting t-shirts with some outlandish American phrases. I mostly thought these were way too ridiculous to be true until I saw them with my own eyes. There was one girl who I spotted in a grocery store wearing a shirt that read, "Soft Porn" and another who was WORKING behind the counter of a jewelry store with a shirt that read, "Fucking Summer". I think these would probably violate a few casual Friday dress codes in the states. Sadly, both eluded my camera since both appeared suddenly like a wild Pokemon.
I went back and forth in my mind as to whether I wanted to take pictures of people out in public with all these crazy outfits and make a post about it, but the more I saw, the more I couldn't resist. This isn't meant to be a mean post or to shame anyone, it's just to show how different other cultures and tastes can be. We can look at a shirt they wear and laugh that it says something dumb like "Soft Porn", but how about that tattoo of that Chinese character on your arm that you hope says "strength"? At least they can take the shirt off at the end of the day. Enjoy.