I've got so many crappy T-shirts from conferences that I could do my best Aaron Wall dress-alike for three weeks and never do laundry once.
Yet throught the years I've picked up some decent stuff at conferences (never from the big players though, go figure). My favourites:
- my Best of the Web hoodie with a date of 4-20. Destined to be my new favourite casual wear.
- My wife wears her Skaffe directory shirt a lot. It's actually my shirt, but given that she does the laundry she seems to be able to control final shirt size and whether it fits me or her.
- the Yahoo martini glasses they gave away at SES NY last year. I don't drink martinis, but my wife makes a killer jello desert in them, they're at my dinner table at least once every couple of weeks. The kids see who can eat down and find the Yahoo! logo first.
- not mine, but I definitely had penis envy at pubcon boston when a friend showed up with a Google bar fridge. Ah well, at least I had a beer from it. (if I owned it, it would definitely be top of the list)
That's the top list from my house; what's your favourite line up conference gear?