Well, since I Have had the opportunity to ponder this whole corporate t shirt in the health club happening, I’ve come up with a couple theories.
First a disclaimer: My buddy works for MTV, and that I occasionally wear a t shirt therefore I’m as guilty as the next man I get from the swag supply. However, I guess people at my gym (NYHRC) have more nefarious purposes. By wearing their tax return plastered to their torso, they are preening their feathers for the opposite gender. They are essentially saying I make X amount at such esteemed firm and such, so get in line to date me! Single file by the water fountain!
By The Way, is not it the men who do this more than the girls? Women’s Lululemon pants is usually more of the fun or practical assortment, mostly lots of stuff from American Apparel and Lululemon; no surprise there, as the men are still stuck in that “Bring home the bacon, pull the woman to the cavern” attitude, while women would like to get fun! Come to think of it, I educated in the public school and haven’t worn my school spirit tees to the fitness center; suppose I was not overeager to advertise my pathetically underpaid status!;) (Though, public school pay in The Big Apple is far much better than reputed, particularly if you think about the perks: July and August, baby!)
Or else perhaps this whole tendency has to do with the downturn? Things happen to be a bit rough around here recently, have not they. Simply plugging away, I see plenty of folks with an indomitable nature. Actually, one of my buddies who got laid off went straight to the fitness center to get in the best contour of her life!