TIME The City of Brotherly Love is known for many things—the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, cheese steaks—but a new report suggests that also leads the nation in casual outerwear. A recent study by Experian Marketing tracked how many sweats were purchased by residents in 209 market areas in the United States and found that Philadelphians tend to keep it casual.“Philadelphia is the highest ranking when it comes to the mean number of sweats and sweat items that are purchased each year,” John Fetto, a researcher for Experian, told CBS News. But worry not, Philadelphians, because Fetto insists you should rock your sweat suits without worrying about being judged by other cities. “There’s no shame in wearing sweats, I don’t think,” he said to CBS. “I think there are probably plenty of fashionable sweat options that are out there.” He also suggested that perhaps Philadelphia residents are “more physically active” or “have more activities” that make sweats appropriate. This is Philadelphia’s second year in a row as the reigning champion of the sweat suit rankings. Hartford, Conn., claimed the second highest spot this year, and Pittsburgh, Penn., found itself in third place.
This article comes to you from the “No Shit Department”. I spent my college years in the Philadelphia area, and have never seen more people in ragged old sweatpants in my life, that city is a fucking disgrace.
Girls who would normally be hot if they just put on jeans (or a fucking skirt) and some makeup rocking their high school track sweatpants to bars. Guys who are want-to-be thugs sagging Ecko sweatpants and a wifebeater at the bar, picking fights with me because I’ve got on a collared shirt. Every dude over the age of 26 (most if who are now over 350lbs) wearing an Eagles crew neck sweatshirt and doing the “E-A-G-L-E-S-Eagles” chat a month after the season is over, when they lost in the playoffs like always.
My favorite part of the article was when the guy suggested that maybe Philadelphians were more active than others, hence the sweatpants surplus. Have you every been to Philly, dude? Every person there is a fat slug, I guarantee that most of the sweatpants purchased were at least a size XXL and are now stained with “Cheez Whiz” and/or gravy. Andy Reid is literally the third fittest man in the city.
Nice Lombardi trophies, dirtbags, maybe you can fill your empty trophy case at “The Link” with your annual “Most Sweatpants Per Capita” award. Congratulations!