Originally Posted by Find Finn
I don't know where you live, but in Scandinavia you can stand on any street corner wait 5 minutes and see at least a couple, they are every where and have been pushed like they were going to go out of style, which makes them played out, also there was a huge influx of fakes 5-6 years ago, that didn't help either.
I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The temps in certain parts of the state can easily reach -30 or -40 below. The worst it gets in Minneapolis is -20, so in my view a CG coat here is money well spent. I made the mistake of buying a TNF Gotham jacket last year and it really sucks. I should've spent the extra money and bought a CG Chilliwack parka and saved myself the hassle.
As for seeing CG everywhere, I certainly don't think this makes something trendy or played out. I think if you live in a city with harsh winter temps then it makes sense to see people wearing CG, because they're known for their quality and warmth. I would guess that a very small percentage of CG owners actually buy CG goods to make a fashion statement. I just find it laughable when people from Canada bitch about how trendy CG coats are.....in CANADA. Gee, who would've thought that a popular Canadian company would appeal to so many? I got a good chuckle watching some random youtube video of a guy unpacking his newly delivered CG coat and what do I see in the background? that's right, a BAPE sticker. This guy clearly bought CG as a fashion statement.
In the end, I don't give two shits what someone thinks of my coat. They're all status symbols to some degree anyway. the CG people sneer at TNF people and Moncler people sneer at CG people. I really don't think anyone cares if you (or anyone else) paid $1000 for your parka versus $500.