I'm not a billboard.

When I go to a conference, I don't want to wear a shirt for a product or company unless I'm fully representing them. This means I work for them or I'm really passionate about them... AND they look good on me (e.g., EFF hoodies).

Shirt swag at a conference seldom ticks those boxes.

Socks, on the other hand, are much easier to do when I'm not super into it. I have swag socks for companies that don't exist anymore and will still sport them. They're not as obvious as a tee.

Try more socks!

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Socks are good. I remember when people first starting bringing socks: they went fast!

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