The latest in Korean fashion

To lighten up a little, here are some fashion trends I’ve observed over the past year:

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The camera don’t lie, only abandoned I’m no longer impressed by Konglish unless it’s profound, and this seems somehow profound.

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They were too bored to even finish the sentence.

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We have yet to see a broadshoulder male pull off the look.

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Wasting away in Jimmy Buffett’s.

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SMRT! I mean SMART!

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Elizabeth the narcissist.

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Uh… no comment.

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I was impressed at the hammer and sickle.

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The marketing never stops, and I’m powerless to not want these.

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Remember that.

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A gendered idea for a couple shirt. Young Korean couples often wear the same or similarly branded clothing. I’m proud to say I do the same, though not with these.

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Andy Warhol is incredibly popular here. No word on whether Wahrol is as well.

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From Style Nanda‘s flagship store in Hongdae.

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Not fashion, just a ‘children’s letters to soldiers’ display next to the American military base. Nice to see the indoctrination of children continuing apace. Tanks shoot rainbows, don’t you know.

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To be fair, this doesn’t mean caucasian, precisely. Being pale in Korea (and China, I understand) is about staying out of the sun. I believe it has its roots in the feudal aristocracy who didn’t have to work outside in the sun, unlike commoners. So it’s definitely classist, but not necessarily racist. Many Koreans are far lighter than I am.

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Enter at your own risk.

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