K-dramas have taken over the world of entertainment pretty fast. The gripping storylines, cheesy moments of romance, and posh characters have captured our hearts with ease. Although you might be one of those who don’t watch or don’t like to watch Korean dramas, there is always room to learn something from everything. Why do you think, the K-drama men have gone viral so wildly? Besides their looks and all, It’s the way they dress, and carry themselves. Be it Kim Hae-Kyung from ‘Dinner Mate’ or Ri Jeong-Hyeok in ‘Crash Landing on You’, these characters serve high-quality style goals and are here to stay and slay.
If you want to dress professionally and look classy, you can surely be inspired by these K-dramas outfits. From dark-hued tuxedos to types of denim and polos, they have shown their high fashion quotient in both the casual and formal sections.
1. Kim Hae-Kyung from ‘Dinner Mate’
How can any girl refuse the handsome psychiatrist from ‘Dinner Mate’? The sartorial choices of the outfit throughout the series have a certain amount of elegance and sophistication with a casual undertone to them. It would be such an injustice to the show if you haven’t incorporated Kim Hae-Kyung’s variety of patterned and textured suits into your corporate life. The first element of creating a playful environment at work starts with you.
Ditch your boring plain dark-colored suits to work and incorporate playful textures and patterns in your suit paired with a solid shirt or reverse it with a solid suit paired with a printed or textured shirt. You can experiment with polos, linen shirts, and mandarin collars with tailored suits to get a more sporty look.
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2. Park Sae Ro Yi from Itaewon Class
Park Sae Ro Yi in ‘Itaewon Class’ drops the absolute guideline for street-style baggy clothes. If you have never tried baggy clothes in the fear that you might look like a stuffed marshmallow, ‘Itaewon class’ with its male lead is here to have your back. From oversized bombers to dark pullovers, every aspect of oversized clothes has been utilized to its fullest potential.
The show drops some head-turning combos with loose jeans, cargo pants, oversized shirts, bomber and denim jackets, pullovers, and hoodies. Not to mention Park’s broad shoulders complemented his outfit splendidly. The trick to mastering oversized clothes is to create layers and ensembles. Properly distributing the dark colors and undertones will also accentuate the look, and don’t forget the edgy combat boots to complete the look. This k- drama look is casual as well as convenient and would be great for dates and get-togethers.
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3. Kim Seon-ho from ‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’
Kim Seon-ho is the dream neighbor of every girl out there, a simple, sweet, and ‘Mere Ko Sab Aata Hai’ guy. Besides being a husband material, Kim has given some major countryside fashion goals throughout the series which are casual as well as practical.
The simplicity of a simple plaid shirt or a tartan shirt along with a tee and denim, if layered properly, can take off dozen from your age. You will see the rare buttons on his shirt to show the impact a simple layering can create. Moreover, the diverse patterns and colorful flannels add variety to the same style and that is the main reason why despite seeing Kim in the same style throughout the show, one can never get enough of that casual countryside style. The fishermen vest and the cargo combination is also a great combination to try from the show. One added note, cargo pants are back in the trends recently and you should stack up on the neutral and earth tones as much as you can to try newer and dapper combinations with them.
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4. Ri Jeong-Hyeok from ‘Crash Landing on You’
‘Crash Landing on You’ gained quite the fame as one of the best romantic k dramas with multiple moments serving as fashion goals. Captain Ri Jeong-Hyeok knows how to dress in and out of uniform in style. Men in uniform can take notes from the captain’s sense of dressing even when in uniform.
A nicely tucked-fit shirt and trousers, along with proper accessories and boots make him dapper even while he is on duty. On a date, the captain prefers turtle necks or knitted sweaters, paired with overcoats or jackets which give a playful and casual layer over his military sharpness. You can pair turtle necks with a Chesterfield coat for a more formal look, or pair them with a denim or baseball jacket for a more relaxed look. If you are new to layering, don’t pick up bold tones immediately. Try with neutral or earth tones and you will pick up the rest as you go along. However, with the flaring rays of the summer, this will probably be your hill station outfit or outfit for winter 2023.
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5. Vincenzo Cassano from ‘Vincenzo’
Vincenzo Cassano is a Korean-Italian mafia lawyer and member advisor of the Cassano family, sounds pretty dope right? Guess what’s more dope? Yes, it is Vincenzo’s style sense. If you want a purely corporate suit-up anatomy, Vincenzo drops the ultimate corporate guide. A smart tailored black suit with a waistcoat, a patterned tie, and a touch of pocket square completes the look. Experiment with smart colors like beige and white and meet your clients in style. Add a pair of sunglasses to add the vibe of the mafias and stir up your workplace. Ever stuck in work or style, just take notes from this dapper attorney on how it’s done.
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6. Kim Seon-Ho from ‘Start-Up’
You will never set a foot wrong with outfits of matching hues after watching Kim Seon-Ho from ‘Start-Up’. Breaking all the myths, Kim has shown a color-coordinated outfit can be as edgy and stylish as the above-mentioned styles from the list. For entrepreneurs who still are unable to decide what to wear on their pitch day, ‘start-up’ is like a breath of fresh air delivering all the solutions and styling tips on how to look and be confident in the razor-edge competitive market.
For experimenting you can try Han’s iconic attire where he puts on a blue suit over a white shirt with blue stripes. You can experiment with also with a lighter solid shirt of similar color or try different patterns and stripes. You can also try different colors for the tailored outwear and pair it with shirts accordingly.
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7. Lee Do-Hyun from ‘Youth of May’
Youth of May takes you back to the days of the democratization of Gwangju in May 1980 and the male lead Lee Do-Hyun has successfully recreated some authentic retro looks to look forward to. His typical denim with a button-down shirt and belt gives the vibes of a model student in his youth.
Throughout the series, the style had been kept intriguing by experimenting either with patterns or colors which is the essence to keep it fresh if you are sticking to a particular style statement. Although out of style, the outfits have an element of aesthetic to them and can be a surprise party or event wear.
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8. Park Seo-Joon from ‘What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim’
Park Seo-Joon is the epitome of high-class style and outfits. In ‘What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim’ he plays a narcissistic chairman with a luxurious clean style. If you love to maintain status and are into high-class outfits, you will be completely satisfied with Park’s dressing sense. He prefers a full suit along with a tie and completes the posh look with a luxurious pocket scarf.
Besides, a fact to note is that he wears blue and grey as predominantly as black and carries the same masculine and mature aura around him. So, stop believing black is the only color to resemble maturity and masculinity. It rather depends on how the person carries himself. Also, look for the fit. It is neither too tight nor too loose, just fitting and complementing his physique nicely. Hope you are ready for your next business deal or corporate meeting.
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9. Cha Eun-woo from ‘My ID is Gangnam Beauty’
Cha Eun-Woo is gentle, sweet, and an absolute boyfriend material that girls swoon over. Matching his personality, the directors have kept his attire bright and simple like him. His most worn outfit throughout the show is slacks and a button-down shirt.
The shirt is nicely tucked in with no extra edges making him look smart as well as professional at the same time. From monochrome to plaid, Cha Eun Woo offers wide versatility in simplistic and casual attire. The simple and casual style of the show is a lifesaver on days when you are too tired to decide what to put on. Just put on Cha’s formula and let the attire do the magic.
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There you go, we have completed our list taking inspiration from the leads of the top K-dramas. Now it is for you to decide on the right ensemble that reflects your personality, and we are certain that it is going to leave a lasting impression on whoever you meet. First impressions do count and be sure to make them count with these Korean-style outfit makeovers.
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