Category: seoul

  • Seoul fashion report:

    Gentlemen are still saying yes to the horizontal stripe on a tshirt, but make it wide. The wider the better, and in navy or black. Pair it with tidy shorts in black, and finish with sturdy sandals. Teva are very now, but the latest season Doc sandal is very acceptable.

  • Seoul fashion report:

    when the humidity’s high, and the temperature is _hot_, Seoul bares skin. Gentlemen sport sporty shorts, and ladies let their legs breathe in skirts. Our favourite trend is the calf-length trouser. Only just arriving in Australia, this uncomfortable-in-winter style has stuck around for summer in Seoul. We approve!

  • seoul fashion report (mature lady edition):

    The ajumma invented power clashing, both in fashion and in bargain hunting, but she understands context. Florals in earth tones or pastels for casual daywear, matched with sensible flats for shopping. But when she goes off-road with her peers, the aunty bumps her colours up into the hi-vis, saturated range. Fabrics are water-resistant, pockets are […]

  • Seoul fashion report:

    Silhouettes are longer, with straight lines and hanging knits and jackets without a waistline. Hemlines are mid-calf on the fashion-forward, in both skirts and trousers. Unless you are 17, then the very short skirt is chic. Last season’s uncles have once again heralded this season’s trend: large plaids. Accessories: Shoulder bags and slim-line backpacks are […]

  • Seoul fashion report day 2:

    Definite highlight of summer in Seoul: the better turned out Gentlemen of Fashion roll their trouser up a little higher to reveal a well-turned ankle and a neat brogue. Approve. Teen fashion: burkenstocks (matching for couples), thick-soled, thick-strapped sandals (gold, black, white) and legs. Lots and lots of legs in lots and lots of tiny […]

  • Seoul indy street fashion report:

    Oxford shirts, oxford shirts. Wear them buttoned to the chin, and wear them in every single fabric you can find. Pair them with a round necked knitted sweater or a cardigan. Put a brooch on it. Skirts are mid-calf, and there are buttons down the front of dresses. Say yes to berets, to huge, dark […]

  • Seoul fashion report:

    Gangnam. I was expecting pizzazz, but found blah. Black skinny jeans, black puffers (with or without fur trimmed hoods), black frame glasses. The goal seemed to be invisibility. Bah. Men of the older generation favour the bold plaid, particularly in a trouser, and I salute them. A word about dance wear: the ugg boot comes […]