I stared at the clothing in the souvenir shop. “Cancún” is written on the cap. “Cancún” is written on the chest. Cancún written on the derrière. In myriad fonts and sizes. I wondered who buys all these souvenirs. I have occasionally purchased souvenir clothing in the past. But it is usually lower quality, overpriced, and seems to give a garish look. Then this guy steps into the shop.

Fit look. About the same height as me. He was neither a testosterone pit nor a typical gringo with a pouch. White t-shirt. Kakhi shorts. And a cap saying “Sint Maarten”. I got my answer. Souvenir clothing is never meant to be worn back home but at your next exotic destination. It shows you are a regular traveler. And might even be a nice conversation starter.