Which is basically still the LES hipster gear du jour, if I'm not mistaken. I was hoping it would be some groundbreaking, cutting-edge type sh**... Meh, you're right, but shouldn't be surprised. I read an insightful article about the globalization of fashion (along with everything else) a year or so ago (it was already old news). With the internet, comes the increasing availability of both knowledge and product. I mean, c'mon. Look at this forum, look at this thread. There are kids in the middle of nowhere buying Pure Blue jeans and people in Michigan wearing N(N) and Carpe Diem. When I was in HS, that would have been unthinkable. And I grew up within day trip distance of 2 major metropoli.