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Old January 19th, 2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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I found the interesting news about increasing popularity of "North Face" jacket in Korea and many social problems it has incurred in Korea.



North Face windbreaker became the most popular item among Korean teenagers. Teenagers call it "backbreaker" because they make their parents purchase it for them in spite of poor financial conditions.

(In Korea, People call parents' hard working to support their children "back-breaking")



the more interesting point is that there are several levels of those jackets according to its price. Children who wear a expensive jacket are recognized as a rich in their class and there is a specific red jacket for bad boys. You can see details through below link.



http://www.cnngo.com/seoul/life/what...h-korea-032182
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Old January 20th, 2012, 06:06 AM   #2
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Urban fashion trends are alway amusing to us country folk -- who actually use such clothing for its functional purpose.



It was a real knee-slapper a few years ago, when Carharts became hip among city slickers.
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Old January 20th, 2012, 06:30 AM   #3
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TNF fleece jackets actually keep you very warm. That's why we bought some.
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Old January 22nd, 2012, 08:57 PM   #4
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TNF built its reputation in the 70s and 80s. It made very good gear, and backed it with a lifetime warranty. I have a NF sleeping bag that I bought in 1974. I have sent it in for repair twice. Once, it came back over-stuffed with down, and is warmer now than when I bought it.



One of my NF tents is 32 years old. Had the zipper replaced once. Bombproof tent, in the snow, rain, and high winds.



Now, NF is a boutique brand. Actually, life itself has become a boutique brand.
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 06:11 AM   #5
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TNF built its reputation in the 70s and 80s. It made very good gear, and backed it with a lifetime warranty. I have a NF sleeping bag that I bought in 1974. I have sent it in for repair twice. Once, it came back over-stuffed with down, and is warmer now than when I bought it.



One of my NF tents is 32 years old. Had the zipper replaced once. Bombproof tent, in the snow, rain, and high winds.



Now, NF is a boutique brand. Actually, life itself has become a boutique brand.


I too bought a North Face Ibex cocoa brown 4-season down bag in the mid-70s, and it's still the go-to bag when real warmth is needed.



Since they are now so trendy, expect a flood of counterfeits arriving on every shore by the shipping container full from China.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 04:22 PM   #6
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thank you guys for reply. I'd like to buy another TNF jaket~!
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