Practicality is the biggest virtue to hoist them as this year's top fashion item, industry watchers say.
``T-shirts are popular in the economic slowdown because they can easily make various styles by mixing and matching at cheaper prices,'' said Kwak Woong-il, a manager at Shinsegae.
``Customers in a weak economy have a stronger urge to find ways of expressing themselves at reasonable costs, and T-shirts exactly meet this need,'' said Yoo Jung-yoon, a brand manager of LG's TNGT. ``They are cheap, go well with many different items and also can be a very expressive item with flamboyant and expressive illustrations or phrases on them,''
Maybe be a little less expressive, though, when using a langauge you don't understand.
Or this one from Maru, which says:
THE SAFETY SEAL FROM
MY VAGINA, REVEALING
MY VAGINAL OPENING
FOLLOW THE SANE PROCEDURES TO PEEL OFF
MY ANUS SEAL VAGINA AND ANUS OPENINGS WILL
HAVE A SMOOTH AND REGULAR RIN AFTER
THE SEAL IS PEELED OFF EXPOSING MY PUNK TUNNE OF
LOCE FOR THE FIRST TIME - TO
Korean fashion makes me want to die.