Whatever sartorial elf lives in K-actor Kang Dong Won‘s head, it needs to pop up and take a bow because the man has been a total treat to watch this month doing the press circuit for his movie A Violent Prosecutor with Hwang Jung Min. Sure, he probably has a coordi who has been putting him in one bizarre fashion combo after another, but it’s more fun to think that he just rolls out of bed and slaps one of these babies together and waltzes out the door to do his job of being a movie star. What makes it work is how well Kang Dong Won wears each silly looking ensemble, and the fact that he’s a critically acclaimed actor so no one things that he’s trying to stir up attention for a lackluster project. This latest getup can only be described as his version of the Jedi uniform, complete with sheer tunic and an sweater coat that comes stylized with its own bathrobe-esque belt.
It looks like japanese traditional costume no? I wonder is he really looking good in real? I mean, sometimes pictures can be photoshoped/ edited for some degrees. Anyway, this guy is known for his actings more than his looks (even though he’s totally handsome) that’s why he’s so loved by k-netz.
He really looks this gorgeous. I’ve seen him in real life (at a film premiere in London).
I took plenty of photos (edited only for lighting).
He was also really humble & spoke really quite good English – one of the very few Q&A’s I’ve been to where the Korean/Japanese actor didn’t 100% rely on the interpreter.
He seems very down to earth and humble in the pics you posted. Very handsome man.
Saw him when he came down for Hawaii Intl Film Festival and he was gorgeous in person!! Seemed so genuine and just sweet person.
It does look like Japanese happi, but not the traditional one (this one is longer, and there’s no mon, etc). Nice color and texture.
He looks really good in it. So much better compared to that time when he wore the zip pants with heels.
his attire is interesting enough.
the tunic cut robe is nice without the belt. serves good as coat for a more formal effect.
I don’t believe he doesn’t want attention. He seems such a tryhard with these outfits and now he signed with YG to become a hallyu star.
“tryhard”? He’s not GD, yaknow! and what’s wrong if ever he aspires to be a hallyu star? dude has enough talent to back it out anyways. lastly, there’s a really good reason he signed with YG, and I feel that you wouldn’t understand that cause you’re a groot!
what’s wrong with GD? *curious*
but YG has a lot of fashion stylists, they even have their own brand, sooo… let’s see.. but he wore those clothes for a reason. perhaps, he’s new style. as long as he feels comfort.. 😀
I’ve only read in news that YG wants to make him a hallyu star. I know he’s talented but I think he’s too old for aspiring to be a hallyu star. Those hallyu stars become popular in their early 20s. But yeah, let’s see how YG handles him.
I feel like SJS secretly opened a fashion club and KDW is his first protege loool. What is up with the ridiculous wardrobe?!
LOL. My sentiment also. Maybe looking for a fashion sponsor?
Koala, you nailed the description…”may the force be with him”. LOL! Thanks for the laugh. You have great wit and so enjoy reading your comments.
Yes! My first thought was Jedi/Obi Wan/Star Wars too LOL
The shoes are a nice touch to the bathrobe theme; they remind me of slippers because of that bright oversized banding.
The Color is beautiful…texture too.❣
So what if it’s a gown?
So what if no one wears gowns outside?
Definite creative license and outside the box approach to clothes…
It’s ridiculous but the color and texture are gorgeous. Still the outfit speaks “I don’t give a fu**”. And honestly KDW doesn’t need to.
Didn’t realize he was wearing a skirt too. He’s funny. He’s handsome enough to pull it off. I actually appreciate different clothes. It’s better than a boring suit.
I don’t even think it’s that he’s handsome enough to pull it off but because he’s comfortable in his skin and confident in his fashion choices. Which makes me fall for him even more….gah whoever is with him is lucky, I have a feeling he’s a very interesting man to know….
He looks ridiculously good, not a fan of the outfit but he manages to pull it off. His coordi has THE easiest job ever because KDW will look good in anything.
I feel like this is the coordi style of YG Entertainment. He did change over to them.
he is very tall and slender , its not a wonder if he could get away with any outfit. The shoes look like a sandal, I was almost cheated.
If you’ve followed his career, you would know that he’s always had a bizarre sense of fashion. Sure it’s a bit random but he always owns it. And I don’t think he’s just casually wearing anything and everything his stylist/cordi gives him. Surely having been in the industry for so long he has a mind of his known specially when it comes to expressing himself be it via acting or clothes. Lastly, he is a hyallu star. When temptation of wolves first came out his level of fame did explode through Asia. Social media wasn’t as big as it is today but had it been today’s level of social media involved, you would defiantly not have said he’s not a hyallu star.
Also I don’t think he’s chasing fame, he’s always been quiet low key with his image, just like SJS this guy only comes out when there’s his work to promote. there’s nothing wrong with him joining YG considering quiet a lot of good actors are housed by YG entertainment now a days.
Hey this is just me, and as you might have realised it I am a kang dong won fan 🙂
KDW would even look good in a rice sack because he wears the clothes well. Not only because of his height and good looks, but also because he exudes confidence. I don’t think he is trying hard to get attention because he has proven himself a long time ago. Whether or not he tries, people are just naturally drawn to him.