So this is going to be a short but *hopefully* sweet post. Today I was organizing my images folder (it’s a form of procrastination, and it makes me happy to re-look at pics of shirtless men… don’t judge me) and I stumbled on this great picture from Queen Inhyun’s Man, of Ji Hyun Woo (playing Kim Boong Do).
Now, moving on from the obviously beautiful man that is now sitting in front of you, one of the first things I think of is, “dear lord that man is wearing double denim, and yet he looks SO DAMN GOOD still!” I know, my brain works in mysterious ways. My friends have been telling me this for years. Nevertheless, it is a fact that if any of my male friends attempted this look, they’d end up looking a whole lot more like a less hairy version of this.
As a white girl, I am often struck by Korean men and women’s *unfair* ability to pull off anything they want to. And ok, I realize that all the Koreans I pay attention to are airbrushed, with perfect jaw-lines and eyes so big you could drown in them, so it’s unrealistic and wrong for me to generalize. If I sampled from a huge gene pool of Koreans vs. Americans, I’d probably find just as many ugly ducklings drowning in double denim regardless of the country. However, from my outsider’s perspective, it seems like Kpop stars in particular wear the most bizarre creations I’ve ever seen, and yet they still manage to not only pull them off, but seem normal.
In fact, after spending the past three years of my life drooling over pictures of these guys, I’ve become normalized to the bizarre fashion. Case in point: in Super Junior’s new music video, Sexy, Free, and Single, there were some extremely strange fashion choices. However, I didn’t even realize how weird some of the outfits were until Simon and Martina pointed it out in their review over at eatyourkimchi.com.
It’s weird… don’t deny it.
The abs are nice, but the fashion is…
For God’s sake, Siwon is only wearing STRING and leather bracelets. Yes, admittedly I was paying attention to other things during that part of the music video (like, the really pretty background, and I like his hair, and… oh who am I kidding ABS!!!!), but still, I at least should have realized a very essential part of his outfit is missing.
Of course, there are always exceptions. My dearly beloved G Dragon, for instance, is constantly coming out with new fashion trends. Most of them I love, and support wholeheartedly.
Others, however, are sooo not ok.
Like, just NOT ok. At all.
If I had wanted a poodle, I would have bought one. I don’t like poodles. They are my least favorite type of dog. I like them even less when they’re impersonating human beings.
Ok, so I think I got slightly off track somewhere. Reigning my crazy brain back in, I guess I just have to realize no matter what I do, I will NOT be attempting some of the fashion that these men look so damn good in. Because, if I did, most peoples’ reactions would be…
Sorry for such a spastic post! But what do you guys think? Do you agree, Kpop men manage to pull off way more fashion choices than anyone else? Or should I just call it quits and admit I’m crazy? Comments are loved!!