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June 5, 2010
Everyone has a photo somewhere, taken when they were a kid, in which either they or one of the other kids is sporting bold plaid pants, often in the vicinity of a birthday cake. The photos, whether taken with a Kinney shoebox in 1954, a Polaroid in 1972, or a digital Canon in 2003, all look like they're from the same era, with a quality of color, mood, and situation that transcends the passage of time and the advances in technology. Maybe, though, this phenomenon exists only in the Western Hemisphere. What is the plaid pants equivalent in the East?