Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Your North Face Jacket

Des Moines, I think we need to sit down, I think that you might have a problem. I think that you might be addicted to….North Face.

Annick North Face

I’ve never seen so much North Face in my life. Is North Face the official uniform of Des Moines? Is Des Moines sponsored by North Face? I was in Target the other day, and I looked around and noticed that I was the only person that wasn’t wearing a North Face jacket. I know that their jackets are practical, but the amount of North Face that you guys are wearing has reached epidemic proportions.

I was scared to bring this up as I’m one of the only people in town without a North Face jacket. Maybe you guys all know something that I don’t? I fear being ridiculed by angry hordes clad in North Face. I’m starting to feel very self-conscious about the lack of North Face in my life. Will I ever be able to assimilate if I don’t have a North Face jacket on? Does everyone know that I just moved here because I’m not wearing a North Face jacket? Is the North Face logo a nod to an underground secret society like the Skull and Bones? Maybe I’ll never understand, maybe I’m not supposed to understand.

Hopefully, as it gets warmer and people stop wearing jackets, things will get easier for me. Or maybe I’ll just have to bite the bullet and buy a North Face jacket.

Annick Sjobakken is a Brooklyn transplant who likes long bike rides, loud music, and taking photos. Follow Annick on Twitter @annickmarie and Instagram @annickmarie.  Also follow her personal blog Bushwick to Beaverdale