K-Drama Men Fashion Style And How To Dress Like Them
Korean men are known for being stylish, and this is especially true when it comes to men in Korean dramas. No matter the genre of the series, K-Drama men are always well-dressed. While not all of us are blessed with good looks worthy of being the main lead of a Korean drama, we can at least replicate their style.
If you’re ready to embrace your inner K-Drama male lead, we’ve put together a list of some stylish Korean leading men for some inspiration, along with tips on how to dress like them.
My Roommate Is A Gumiho
Shin Woo-Yeo — Mature and preppy
When you’re a 999 years-old fox spirit, it’s no surprise that your dressing style will be a little more mature than the usual college student. But mature doesn’t mean boring, and even though his wardrobe consists largely of neutral colours, the use of layers helps to keep his outfits interesting.
If you’re looking to recreate Woo-Yeo’s look, then the best place to start would be to add some knitted vests to your everyday wardrobe! While he layers his vests over long-sleeved collared shirts, you can swap it out for a short-sleeved t-shirt for a more casual vibe.
Meow, the Secret Boy
Hong-Jo — Soft and cuddly
INFINITE’s L (Kim Myungsoo) has always been known for his cat-like features, and the soft knitted sweaters he wears while in character as Hong-Jo in human form makes him look just like his furry counterpart. Because Hong-Jo’s true form is a white cat, he’s almost always dressed in white or cream coloured sweaters as a human.
Cats may be known for being aloof and hard to get close to, but this cat seems to be particularly soft and cuddly. If you’re a guy whose girlfriend enjoys cuddling, she might appreciate the addition of knitted sweaters to your wardrobe!
Ki Seon-Gyeom — Stripes for days
When you have a face like Im Siwan, you can probably get away with wearing almost anything, and Ki Seon-Gyeom seems to be particularly fond of stripes. While stripes have had a long-standing reputation for being unflattering, Seon-Gyeom shows that stripes—even horizontal stripes—can look good too!
By layering the striped clothing item with something black, Seon-Gyeom manages to balance the loudness of the stripes.
And when he’s not decked out in stripes, Seon-Gyeom can often be seen sporting a soft hoodie. Perhaps it’s because he’s a former athlete, but he definitely fits the athleisure aesthetic super well!
Hoodies and sweatpants are must-have items for anyone who is a fan of athleisure.
Go Woo-Young — Button-up chic
Some people may think that button-up shirts are too stuffy, but Go Woo-Young is the perfect example to prove otherwise. In fact, he shows just how versatile button-up shirts can be. Not only are button-ups great as an outershirt, they can also look stylish buttoned up if you pick the right pattern.
Styled with a plain white t-shirt underneath and a pair of jeans, this look has a clean boy-next-door vibe.
Park Sae-Ro-Yi — Oversized streetwear
While streetwear may seem like a style that only teenagers or young adults can pull off, Park Sae-Ro-Yi shows that there is no age limit when it comes to the oversized trend! As adults, most of us might spend the majority of our time in work clothes or other formal wear, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dress down during our time off.
Besides, because many of us having been working from home due to the pandemic, there’s no reason we can’t rock streetwear even during working hours.
Oversized everything is the key to achieving Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s look. Oversized hoodies are layered over oversized shirts, but he still manages to avoid looking sloppy by styling the oversized tops with tighter-fitting bottoms.
Male characters in Korean dramas are a great source of style inspiration, and if you watch enough K-Dramas, you’ll get a better idea of the different styles that are popular, as well as the latest Korean fashion trends for men.
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