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!
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.
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
MODIFIED M#0266 Cable Knit in Burgundy, ₩63, 000.
Available here: http://www.hiphoper.com/
MODIFIED M#0239 Lambswool Cable Knit in Sky Blue, ₩63, 000.
Available here: http://store.musinsa.com/app/product/detail/54521/0
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
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
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!
- Cable Knit Sweater (thehauteglamour.wordpress.com)
- A Ugly Christmas Sweater With Style (themagnifiedlife.com)
- KPOP: EXO’s “Miracles in December” (therandomnessisall.wordpress.com)
- [COMEBACK] EXO preview of ‘Miracle of December’ (allfromkpopworld.wordpress.com)
- EXO’s ‘Miracles in December’ wins on Music Core (teleportmemylocket.wordpress.com)
- NEWS: EXO’s Miracles in December Highlight Medley (tryalittlekpop.wordpress.com)
- EXO ‘Miracles in December’ tracklist! (allfromkpopworld.wordpress.com)