Photos from Seoul S. Korea 2006/2008
99 percent of t-shirts and clothing in Seoul is in English. There’s a lot of strange cultural clashes. That Minutemen bag in the top left photo was being sold on the street, completely unaffiliated with punk or hardcore. Most likely someone just liked the plain font and put it on a bag. Things often wind up halfway around the world with their meaning lost.
While in Seoul, I also spotted an elderly man walking around in a Suicidal Tendencies flip up brim cap (not flipped up), another hand bag that was made up of a collage of punk flyers, Thrasher and Mad Magazine covers, and a pair of Converse All Star (type) shoes covered in embroidered patches that included “69”, “DoggyStyle” and “No Gods No Masters” They were selling for $135 in a fancy store in the mall. The tongues read “Expensive Shit”