I cycled one day through the center of Zagreb wearing a tight black gym-vest. It was a very warm day, temperature around 29 degrees. I did the same thing the day after. It was few degrees less (around 24), but still warm enough to wear a vest. On the second day I have significantly grabbed more attention. The members of the public thought there was a bit of a ‘showing-off’ attitude in what I was wearing. Furthermore this ‘showing-off’ element was associated with a gay context, and was generally perceived as an act of provocation.
Anecdote, black gym-vest, temperature difference, Zagreb, 2006.
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