GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. — Sales of Colorado T-shirts, hats, car stickers and other paraphernalia have skyrocketed, but they are not being purchased by locals.
The majority of people buying them are those who have recently moved here, or about to move here.
“Coloradans don’t buy these things,” a local business owner said. “We’ve lived here for a long time — we don’t need to advertise it. It’s the newbies that purchase the hats and the T-shirts, I guess to brag to other people that they live in Colorado.”
A recent popular trend seems to be: 1) Move to Colorado. 2) Buy a jeep. 3) Plaster both the vehicle and your body with Colorado gear. 4) Smoke weed to your heart’s content.
Some people are even buying Colorado underwear, in fact, Colorado thongs are a big hit with both men and women.
“They’ll buy underwear and socks that have the word ‘Colorado’ on them,” a department store manager said. “I’m not sure why, but we carry the stuff because it sells so well.”
Sales of clothing featuring Colorado have even outsold Broncos jerseys and hats.
“Most of these people are from Texas and California and while we aren’t happy about them arriving in droves to our state, we do appreciate the fact that they purchase cheesy T-shirts and hats,” a county commissioner commented.
In response, retailers are now selling the Colorado clothes and paraphernalia starting at $250 for a child’s size small shirt.