|Three Amigos - fishing tournament shirts|
Mexico is kinda unique in North America.
Unlike its northern neighbours, who seem to love t-shirts emblazoned with sports team logos or various rock stars – Mexico relies heavily on political events to clothe the nation.
|Political rally for the Governor and Presidente (Mayor)|
|Crew & participants Fishing Tournament|
Another source of free t-shirts for locals are their employers.
Many of the tour boats or fishing charter boats outfit their crews in white, long-sleeved t-shirts emblazoned with the name of the boat. It’s a great way to keep the crew looking professional, and to advertise the boat to tourists.
The long-sleeved style is the preferred shirt when working out on the sun-reflecting water. They are a hotter to wear, but do a better job preventing sunburn. We know from the half dozen or so times we have gone fishing with friends. We usually returned in late afternoon hot and sweaty, and relatively burn free.
|Local friends winners in Ladies Tournament 2015|
A free t-shirt also comes with every entry fee for the numerous annual fishing tournaments.
There are the standard white fishing shirts for the regular tournament and the prettier pale pink shirts for the ladies only annual tournament that took place this last weekend.
A boat load of our friends participated in the ladies’ tournament last year and judging by the photographs it looked like they had a heck of a fun time. Of course with fishing, there is always copious quantities of cold cerveza, bringing smiles to all of the participants.
|Crews and particpants - long sleeved shirts|
With the political giveaways, the locals are pretty savvy. It’s a fairly common strategy to profess support for a number of different candidates until the t-shirts have been handed out. We were out walking the other day, and spotted a clothes line with a number of t-shirts drying in the sun. Wow! We could go back at least nine years of political candidates, from all parties. And best of all they are free.
|Lots of different political candidates represented here.|
We have amassed our own personal collection of free t-shirts gifted by business friends who wanted to spread the word about their company: restaurants, bars and brewery.
Hey great! Free clothes. Thanks.
Lynda & Lawrie