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Anoraks are a type of heavy, hooded jacket that is designed for cold weather. Originally worn by Inuit people in Arctic regions, anoraks have become popular around the world for their warmth and practicality. Anoraks are typically made from waterproof or water-resistant materials, and often feature a fur-lined hood for added warmth. They may also have multiple pockets for storage and ventilation zippers to regulate body temperature. In addition to their practicality, anoraks have also become a fashion statement in recent years. Many high-end fashion designers have incorporated anorak-style jackets into their collections, often featuring unique colors, patterns, and materials. Anoraks are also popular among outdoor enthusiasts, such as hikers and skiers, who require durable and functional clothing for their activities. Despite their popularity, anoraks have faced some criticism for their association with cultural appropriation. Some argue that the appropriation of Inuit clothing by non-Inuit people is disrespectful and erases the cultural significance of these garments. However, others argue that anoraks have become a universal symbol of warmth and protection against the elements, and that their popularity is a testament to their practicality and durability.

jacket, cold weather, waterproof, fur-lined hood, pockets

Brian Turner

CITATION : "Brian Turner. 'Anoraks.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on February 28, 2024)"

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