Womenswear trends tend to be my go-to when sharing Asia’s street fashion, but I often find myself examining menswear distinctions between the United States and Korea. Suits are a timeless classic that I’ve grown accustomed to seeing the standard dark solids and ties being worn, but check out these diverse approaches to suiting found on streets of Seoul. I can’t help but appreciate the adventurous styling choices.
When summer temperatures along with humidity are unbearable, consider going for shorts. The thin, woven seersucker facilitates heat away allowing air circulation, and despite the fabric’s natural wrinkled appearance it still provides a polished, clean look.
Well mixed prints always catches my attention, but in this case what drew me first to this street portrait was the lapel pin. Sometimes simply using a small accessory can add prominence among the already bold motifs.
Certain rules are meant to be broken. Conservative suiting conventions call to cut the pant hem so it slightly skims the shoe and laces, but the higher cut hems on this suit give an ultramodern feel. Opting for bright socks outside of the coordinating colors is daring and brilliant in this fashion forward style.
–STORY BY MIN A. LEE
Photos courtesy of www.streetper.co.kr