While there are been many instances of horrific fashion choices committed to celluloid in the history of K-dramas, merely to highlight fugly fashion would ultimately be an empty endeavor. With each new wave of K-drama fashion, comes a tide of questionable wardrobes that best be quickly forgotten.
For all my drama-watching, there has been only two instances where the collective outfits of each of these two men were so WT-frak bad, not to mention prolonged watching almost gave me an eye disease. I’m sure veteran drama fans know exactly which two dramas I am talking about.
Yes, it is indeed Full House and Goong. And I am in fact talking about Rain in Full House and Joo Ji Hoon in Goong. It is especially galling that I am holding up as shining examples on how NOT to dress, a movie star character and a crown prince character. Like, really?
Have You Looked in the Mirror Today?:
Crown Prince Shin – a walking, talking block of wood dressed by a 6 year old girl.
(Pink shirt with blue polka dots + pastel multi-color button down with white collar and ruffle panel in front – so if Korea had a fictional monarchy, the Crown Prince would be styled like a he’s attending a pink-themed garden party?)
Mega Movie Star Lee Young Jae – a buff action hero dressed by a fashion-challenged grandmother.
(They let you out of the house wearing that? – the security at the airport should have stopped you from boarding the plane because you are clearly blind and in need of assistance – not only is it heinous individually, as combined your top clashes with your bottom)
(Yes, it’s a fact that no one looks good in a white linen deep-V chest baring top + your fluorescent yellow sleeveless shirt and bright blue pants combo belongs in separate bins at the local thrift store, the bins where people go to buy rags to use as window-washing cloths)
(Wow, could that mess of a shirt have any more color and pattern combinations, is not possible + fuschia is not a acceptable color on a man, and you committed the even graver sin of clashing with your date)
Goes to: Jang Geun Seok in You’re Beautiful – heinous, yes, but also somewhat appropriate because he was playing a glam rock star (though of the fairy variety). In the end, he owned the clothes and they got progressively less barf-inducing as the drama progressed.
Unlike poor Prince Shin and Movie Star Young Jae, who sported all of the above cringe-worthy outfits throughout the entire drama, and then some. I know there are lots of fugly clothes in the K-drama universe, but I don’t think any other character in any other drama can match these two gentlemen in sheer atrocious spirit mixed with the fact that their characters are so loaded they can afford good clothes and stylists.