Style Rant

STYLE RANT: SWEATER KNITS

Finally, finally, I have time to sit myself down and do a proper STYLE RANT post. I have been wanting to do this for months now but now that school is officially out of the way for a few weeks, I figured its time to do so.

As everyone knows, its winter in the Northern Hemisphere which means that South Korea is experiencing winter right now. And THAT means boys in sweaters and coats, yummmm. Winter fashion is somthing I look forward to all year because I live in the tropical and sunny Singapore and the closest we come to winter is torrential rain during monsoon season. Since coats and knits are hardly the best things to wear here I shall satisfy myself with browsing through press and fan taken photos as well as online shops.

I don’t know about you but I absolutely love knit sweaters.  The knit makes the wearer look more slender and it basically fits just about every body type. They’re not seen much on kpop though because cable knits are used mainly when performers have a genteel concept such as with ballad songs which there aren’t alot of in winter. Kpop artists usually go for christmas patterned sweaters such as the one I featured on Luhan and Saint Laurent a few posts back. The only people I know (or care about) wearing knits on stage are the EXO members who are currently promoting Miracles in December. They also received first place twice for that song, so congrats boys!

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EXO opt for a monotonous color scheme to fit in with the mellow and soothing theme of their song but why shouldn’t you wear other colors right? Here are some other jumpers from several Korean brands that I personally adore.

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General Idea  램스울 Blend Cable Knit, ₩296, 000.

Available here: http://www.gibmall.com/shop/shopdetail.html?branduid=153596&xcode=909&mcode=001&scode=&type=Y&sort=order&cur_code=909

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MODIFIED M#0266 Cable Knit in Burgundy, ₩63, 000.

Available here: http://www.hiphoper.com/

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MODIFIED M#0239 Lambswool Cable Knit in Sky Blue, ₩63, 000.

Available here: http://store.musinsa.com/app/product/detail/54521/0

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Liful Stripe Cable Knit Sweater in Ivory and Navy, ₩98, 000.

Available here: http://www.liful.co.kr/shop/shopdetail.html?branduid=353118&xcode=002&mcode=002&scode=&type=Y&search=&sort=order

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Lomort Polar Heavy Sweater in Navy, ₩64, 000.

Available here: http://lomort.co.kr/front/php/product.php?product_no=162&main_cate_no=27&display_group=1

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Paperism Colorblock Fisherman Knit, ₩86, 000.

Available here: http://store.musinsa.com/app/product/detail/60482/0

With the exception of Liful which has been worn by numerous korean stars such as EXO, none of these brands are particularly well-known so I hope that you check these brands out! Out of all these sweaters, my favourites have to be the Lomort one and the MODIFIED Sky Blue one. The oatmeal and navy go so well together for the Lomort sweater and its perfect for overly skinny guys who want to look abit more manly coughkyungsoocough and the sky blue is such a beautiful color, MODIFIED did a good job picking it.

Till next time, then!

 

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STYLE LOG/RANT: 13117 SUGA IN NEWERA AND TIMBERLAND

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BTS’ Suga. 131117 인기가요 막방 팬미팅.

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Wearing Timberland Men’s 6-Inch Premium Waterproof Boot,  £160.

Available here: http://www.timberlandonline.co.uk/en/mens-6inch-premium-waterproof-boot-10061.html?dwvar_10061_color=713&dwvar_10061_footwearDimension=040&catID=men_footwear_boots#start=9&cgid=men_footwear_boots

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Wearing Star Wars x New Era 9Fifty Cabesa Darth Vader Snapback, ₩59, 000.

Available here: http://www.neweracapkorea.com/shop/goods/goods_view.php?goodsno=1417&category=001

 

The Star Wars x New Era collection was launched recently in November 2013 and this particular Darth Vader Snapback is available exclusively at New Era Korea so check them out! There is also a Stormtrooper one which comes in black and white! I love Korean only collections and we tend to see them alot on Korean celebrities. I’ve never been a fan of Star Wars but these designs are really different.

A/N: I AM FINALLY DONE WITH FINALS!! FINALLY! But the bad news is I’m still probably going to be busy so I might not be able to update as much. But I really want to do a couple more Style Rants especially about button down shirts and snapacks so hopefully I’ll get round to doing them soon! 🙂

Also, Happy 21st birthday, Jin!

STYLE LOG/RANT: INATI’S DAILY LOGS

Alright, yall. I am the most excited I have been for weeks. Today the leader of one of my favourite boy groups released his blog! Yes, I’m talking about Inati of DMTN although i prefer to call him by his real name, Jang Intae. Inati has always been interested in fashion actually. He confessed before if he wasn’t an idol he’d be in the fashion industry. So I checked out his blog and guess what. This guy actually catalogs his outfits! HOW FREAKING AWESOME IS THAT? And with the exception of Vagx, he isn’t sponsoring any of these items which means he is doing this solely for interest which makes it 10x better. So today’s style log is 100% credit to Inati with some pictures credited to the online shops!

Do check out Inati’s blog at http://blog.naver.com/jangbaewoo .

If you don’t understand Korean you can switch on your google translate feature which works on naver but I can’t guarantee its accuracy.

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DMTN’s Inati.

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Wearing Christian Louboutin’s Rantus Orlato Leopard Printed Sneakers, $925, S/O.

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Wearing Diafvine’s ALEX Steer-Hide Leather Jacket, ₩665,000.

Available here: http://www.diafstore.com/shop/shopdetail.html?branduid=48966&xcode=062&mcode=000&scode=&type=P&search=&sort=order

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Wearing VAGX Madhatter’s SwagOn Knit Beanie in Black, ₩27,000.

Available here: http://depth.kr/front/php/product.php?product_no=825&main_cate_no=106&display_group=1

According to Inati he is also wearing:

  • Fiver’s pants
  • DSquared2 T-Shirt

STYLE RANT: BTS and PVRISIEN Customised Shirts

BTS had their first overseas schedule today! When I first saw the previews i totally freaked out because they looked so good and I was waiting forever for BTS airport pics. I shall try and find their pieces once I access the HQs alright! Meanwhile, as I was all caught up in the airport photos, I went over to some BTS fansites (mainly J-Hope World cos he’s my bias) and I tried to look up their jerseys and stage clothes again.

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PVRISIEN X 88 TEE, €100

Available here: http://www.pvrisien.bigcartel.com/product/pvrisien-x-88

I realised I couldn’t find the exact pieces the BTS members are wearing because they’re most likely customised and that is as close as I can get to finding the exact piece. I scrolled through their Facebook and BigCartel and it didn’t look like they had ever released such pieces though because their document their shooting and they don’t have any of the albums. I’m not sure though so don’t quote me on that!

But check out this brand! Its still relatively small and its based in Paris. Their True Longsleeve Tee and Le Monde Est A Nous Snapback look like pieces BTS would wear 🙂

PVRISIEN is available here: http://www.pvrisien.bigcartel.com/

STYLE RANT: GD AND TAEYANG FOR STAMPDLA

If you haven’t already heard, GD and Taeyang collaborated with Stampdla for a new collection! When it comes to YG artists, its always a hit and miss for me. I love the suits that Big Bang wear on stage but sometimes they do tend to go slightly over the top. That is not to say that their dressing is not without merits though. I absolutely love this collection. Its very minimalistic and clean, very nicely thought out. I would like to point out though that the collection is more of a GD vs Taeyang vibe rather than their own taste. I feel like the collection is centered more around GD and Taeyang just takes the darker side of the collection. But you can judge yourself 🙂

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This is my favourite piece of the collection! It’s the GD Leather Hat. I love how simple it looks. Sometimes less is always more!

Check out the collection at:

http://www.stampdla.com

http://www.ithk.com

http://www.loveless-shop.jp

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The GD Collection

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The TY Collection

“This Saturday, 10.19.13, marks the launch of the much anticipated TY GD for Stampd capsule collection. The pieces will release simultaneously through Loveless Japan, IT Hong Kong, and online at http://www.stampdla.com at 12pm PST. The collection includes a total of 10 pieces seen through a monochromatic perspective. The TY or Taeyang pieces take a darker tone in black, while the GD or G-Dragon pieces take a lighter all white tone. The collection bears an underlying ’88’ symbolizing the year 1988 of which both Taeyang and G-Dragon were born. The T Shirts feature a longer silhouette and sewn in second layer, while the mesh baseball jersey’s feature leather appliquéd detailing. The sweatshirts, constructed of heavy high quality fleece, come with a dropped hood opening, matte hardware details, and leather embroidery hits. The lambskin hats feature smoothed black and white panels, embroidery details at the snaps, while the studded hats feature two tone leopard pony hair brims. Each item will be released in very limited numbers, and will be available for a limited time only.”

STYLE LOG/RANT: Lee Joon vs Joo Won

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MBLAQ’s Lee Joon. 131005 8Seconds Opening.

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Joo Won’s shirt post: https://stripesandanchors.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/style-log-the-good-doctor/

Score!!! I finally identified an article of clothing of MBLAQ’s which I’ve been dying to do but MBLAQ wears understated pieces most of the time and let’s be honest, only the greatest amongst us can tell one striped shirt from another. But here’s Lee Joon wearing the same shirt as Joo Won! I’m sorry for posting this shirt twice in a row but I couldn’t resist posting some MBLAQ in this blog because I really love them.

Speaking of which, Lee Joon has been making great success as an actor. Check out Rough Play or 배우는배우다 directed by Kim Ki-duk. I can vouch for Kim Ki-duk’s work too, he’s one of my favourite korean director and he’s one of the very few Korean directors who made it Cannes and Berlin 🙂

STYLE RANT: Junho and Sunglasses (ft Kris and Chen)

Disclaimer: Not a sponsored post

Its hard for me to maintain my transparency when it comes to one of my favourite boys in the k-pop world: Lee Junho. This boy is absolutely gorgeous and the best part is, he has one of the best dressing styles in the whole of k-pop hands down. I swear, I have never ever seen one bad airport picture of Lee Junho ugh this boy is so perfect.

I have seen countless photos of Junho’s airport and red-carpet photos and I can safely say this is one of Junho’s staples: Sunglasses. Most of Junho’s airport fashion photos would have him wearing glasses, as you can see below.

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2pm’s Junho. 131014 김포공항 Departure to Japan.

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Wearing Super Classic Black Sunglasses, $159.00

Available here: http://www.eyegoodies.com/Super-Classic-Black-pr-17193.html

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Wearing Chrome Hearts Obarydose Sunglasse, approx $900

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Bonus!! EXO-M’s Kris. 130909 KLIA airport departing to Vancouver, transit at HK.

Wearing Super People Black & Gold Sunglasses, $249.

Available here: http://www.eyegoodies.com/Super-People-Black-Gold-M-A-pr-17640.html

On a person like Junho who has relatively small and slanted eyes, sunglasses give off a more charismatic look and with the right pair that frames your face correctly, it can make a person look more chiseled, giving off a less baby-like feel that Junho has. Junho stays away from aviators because they have a more rounded frame. He sticks to more angular frames like the Super pairs in the pictures and I’m sure he’s a fan of the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers as well. Good job, Junho. Your staple suits you 🙂

If you have a face shape similar to Junho and if your eyes want to be hidden, the Super pairs he constantly wears should be suitable. Or you can stick to classic Wayfarers, if they don’t stock Super in your local optometrists. Junho constantly wears black because of his choice of palate and classic dressing. But if you’re someone who like dressing up in bright palates or maybe you want to draw more attention to your hair or skin color, Ray-Bans do a lot of colored Wayfarers as well! My favourite are the Neon Blue ones and the fire-engine red ones!

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EXO-M’s Chen. 130920 인천공항 Departure to Germany.

Wearing SNRD 5001 J-Blue Sunglasses, ₩98,000

Available here: http://roytkd.cafe24.com/front/php/product.php?product_no=205&main_cate_no=26&display_group=1

Or you can be playful like our playful Chenchen who’s wearing skater brand SNRD’s sunglasses. A good mix of pink and blues on a cute guy or girl can’t go wrong 😉 Pair it with a bright matching beanie or cap like Chen or else wear it with an artfully messed up bun or ponytail.

Till next time!