Korean Men's Fashion: Dream High Style OOTD

   I've mentioned before here at The Totality that South Korean fashion (film, television and cosmetics too) is head and shoulders ahead of the rest of the world. I'll keep on mentioning this fact as long as it is true. So, in celebration of this, I've put together a quick "outfit of the day" post based on my favourite Korean Drama "Dream High". It's truly a work of art - the premise is as follows: a man owes a gangster a significant amount of money so, to exact his revenge, the mob leader takes his daughter and... forces her to join a performing arts school so she can become a world famous pop star, earn lots of money and pay off her father's debts. Truly genius.

   The challenge I put myself was to create an outfit from British clothing brands that replicated one of the characters from the show and I ended up with the following ensemble. That's me on the left in case you were wondering. On the right is the wonderful Uhm Ki-joon who portrays the idealistic teacher Kang Oh-hyuk on the show.



   Starting with my eyewear - these were a pair of glasses that I've been sporting non-stop for the last couple of weeks since receiving them from Specspost (due to illness and time restrictions this is the first opportunity I've had to place a picture of them on my blog). If they look familiar it is due to the fact I recently  asked you, my dear readers, to choose between three pairs of spectacles as to which would suit me best and plump for. These, the 'Nile' Havana pair, won and I thank you for your great choice! Whilst I've plumped for squarer-black thick framed choices all my life, these geek chic glasses have helped me re-discover my face and hopefully capture some of the vibrancy of Korean geek fashion.

   The jacket and high collared jumper I'm sporting are both items I picked up at Topman - whilst I would normally sport a shirt with one of either a blazer jacket or a jumper of this type, watching K-Dramas has inspired me to experiment with sporting both simultaneously. At first I was worried this would result in me looking like a Geography teacher. These fears were unfounded. I look much more like an English Literature teacher. Geek chic I approve of!

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  1. Ahh loving it! Hehe I prefer the mens fashion than the womens if I'm honest~

    Oppa HWAITING!! ;D

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    1. Really?
      i love all the K-Pop women's fashion - like anything Wonder Girls, for example, wear. Amazing!

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  2. I love the shoulder detail on the blazer!

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    1. Aye - it was certainly one of the reasons I bought the jacket. Thanks!

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  3. Ahh you look awesome! I love the glasses I desperately need a new pair after breaking my all time faves! :)

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  4. Epic jealousy re your blazer!

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