Weekend Inspiration: Fashion of Gangnam Style

Gangnam Style Horse Riding

You may have already watched it – The viral “Gangnam Style” music video by a South Korean rapper named Psy which has garnered international attention and admiration.

K-pop won’t normally make it into my playlist but this is an exception. I love this song because I find it really funny (awesome dance moves, Psy) and awe-inspiring at the same time. Besides the invisible horse-riding dance, what really caught my attention was Psy’s Gangnam-style outfits in the video.

Gangnam is the Beverly Hills of Korea. It is the affluent neighbourhood where the poor wants to live there, and the rich doesn’t want to leave there – a place where wealthy, luxurious and excessive materialistic lifestyle is worshipped.

Teheran Ave in Gangnam

Teheran Ave in Gangnam

Although the video is a lampoon of such culture, the sartorial taste in the video are note-worthy. Here are the great styles I spotted in the video:

Tortoise Shell Frame Sunglasses

Tortoise Shell Frame Sunglasses

Thierry Lasry?

Psy in Black Suit + Black Dress Shirt

Psy in Black Suit + Black Dress Shirt

Black & White Brogues

Black & White Brogues

Blazer in Light Navy + Black Pants

Blazer in Light Navy + Black Pants

Studded Loafer / Slip-on

Studded Loafer / Slip-on

Suits + Sneakers

Suits + Sneakers

Drop-crotch Pants + Boat Shoes

Drop-crotch Pants + Boat Shoes

Purple Velvet Pants

Purple Velvet Pants

For a playful video that produced such awkward yet addictive horse-riding move, there are some really serious fashion in there. #Amazed

If you haven’t watch it, do yourself a favour. Turn on your speaker and hit the play button now:

Amused much? Seriously, I don’t know why I love it. Haha! *start horse-riding*

 

Source: Image 1, 2. *The rest are video screenshots

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