Monday, January 10, 2011

On the Street…Dosan Park, Seoul


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  1. Blake

    January 10, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Love the facial hair on these Korean men!

  2. Maria

    January 10, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    loving all the layers.

  3. VicissitudiniLombarde

    January 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm


    January 10, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Another great look and wonderful layers!

  5. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    whats up with the quality? :/

  6. The Photodiarist

    January 10, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    What a unique mix! The light is pretty in this photo. Very soft.

  7. alefashion

    January 10, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Very original…!!

    I like it!

    xx Ale

  8. Miss Molly

    January 10, 2011 at 1:37 pm

  9. Aimee

    January 10, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    talk about layers galore! Love the tweed jacket and how his colorful cuffs peak out. Thank you Scott!

  10. Kate

    January 10, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Fantastic jacket- I love the use of layers and the mix of colours.

  11. Brandon

    January 10, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Now that's a good look.

  12. J

    January 10, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    this reminds me of photos of my dad when he was younger in korea in the 70s…

  13. Michelle

    January 10, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I'm SO excited to see your Seoul series. I'm from Seoul, but living in the US, so your images make me extremely homesick. Seoul's a great fashion city, although it's eclipsed by other Asian powerhouses like Tokyo. Thanks for posting these!!

  14. caribbelle

    January 10, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Oh wow, I like his layering. It took me a minute to realize that he's wearing a blazer underneath the vest. The peaks of color are working for me!!

  15. christineh

    January 10, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    i love the use of colours and layering.

  16. Larissa

    January 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    loving the layers! the color scheme is perfect!

  17. Beautycountry

    January 10, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    aaahhhh…me like! :)

    Very creative and he looks great!

  18. JK

    January 10, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I like it. How is it that you find such fashionable people?

  19. Carrie

    January 10, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    love the different textures and colors in the layers. and despite the multiple layers – it doesn't look bulky or too busy, lovely.

  20. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    wow! layers upon layers upon how it didn't make him look bulky.

  21. Lee Oliveira

    January 10, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Love the exposure together with the depth of field in this shot.

  22. tiffany.

    January 10, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    oooh! is he wearing a winter/snow vest over a blazer??? LOVE it :))


  23. Fashion Agony

    January 10, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Love how sunny this photo is :D


    January 10, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Layers upon Layers! Reminds me of the Friends episode where Joey puts on all of Chandlers clothes to piss him off! LOL

    Love the colors!

  25. Kathleen Anne

    January 10, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    A western cowboyesk look in South Korea. Wonderful photo!

  26. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    layered up! hmm like his blazer..underneath

  27. Country Girl

    January 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Stylin' dude. Nice bokeh, too.

  28. s.suh

    January 10, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Love the tailored look, layers, different textures. I think you captured the quintessential men's fashion in modern korea.

  29. Olya Nikol Pishcheva

    January 10, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    It has something, but it's too complecated also. ~

  30. mademoiselleandcomag

    January 10, 2011 at 2:09 pm

  31. A

    January 10, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I like how it's crisp and smart but layered and complex at the same time.

  32. petsipies

    January 10, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    This reminds me of what Michael Cera might look like in Korea.
    I can see why you were drawn to him. Bright red sweater, the "business blue" shirt, and what is that little bit of green at his collar, great colors that could easily be overlooked, the warm vest atop the sportcoat, feel like Issey Miyake choices. He looks very sure of himself and comfortable with his sartorial choices and isn't that what it's all about?

  33. Alleen

    January 10, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I think if you took all of these pieces and separated them and told someone to put them on, you would certainly get push back but this is working for him…thanks for sharing! Cheers!

  34. Artfully Awear

    January 10, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Wow, the layering here is incredible!

  35. jimjims

    January 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    that vest is epic!

    great style.

  36. Snows

    January 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    He's wearing a lot of shirts!! His neck is full of different colours! But he has style!! I love your blog!!


  37. George

    January 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Why asian people only have these incredible sense of style that makes originality look even more great (or sometimes worse)???
    I should take example on them..

  38. coldclove

    January 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    OH! AMAZING OUTFIT! I really like it!

  39. Mary Beth at ✄ Yarn U ✄ iPhone app

    January 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    The vest looks 1970s vintage…remember the two-tone jackets?

  40. bresfittingroom

    January 10, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Makes me want to go to Korea!!

  41. Cecille

    January 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    great match!!

  42. Frozen Fashion

    January 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I love how there are layers of colours. Kelly Green, Royal Blue, Red, Beige, Brown and then the Peachy Orange….

    Then there is all the peek a boo's


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  43. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    green thing at his collar is a classic paisley ascot, vest looks rather watanabe-ish to me.
    really great look.

  44. BRAD

    January 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Whoa…..They got some style over there in South Korea ! ♥

  45. Aérostat D'or

    January 10, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I like the vest but I'm not sure about it over such a seemingly nice tweed blazer. I do like the hints of red.

  46. julietsblog

    January 10, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    ITA, great layer combo

  47. Luke Orion

    January 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Korea guys are killing it , real distinct style very nice mix of classic & irreverent. specially fond of the green bandana round the neck.

  48. Luciane at

    January 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    It feels warm and I lobe the colors… You can make something really beautiful with these colors.


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  49. Gauthier

    January 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    WOW !!!! This is so COOL ! I just love the whole thing, it fits perfectly well the guy. And I'm amazed by his attitude. This is Fashion. !!!

    +++ +++

  50. Phil

    January 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I like the Look…

  51. Yajaira

    January 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm


  52. FH

    January 10, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Love his jacket !

  53. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    This shouldn't work, but it does–something about the proportions, lines, and layering is just right. Very cool.

  54. comme fraiche

    January 10, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I like everything except the scarf, he has too much going on around his neck, one too many colors

  55. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    You've got a great eye! I'm Korean and it's funny because I'm always lamenting about how I rarely see fashionable Korean men with unique style but I may need to reevaluate this now. I heard it's freezing in Korea right now and I see a peek of the snow in the back but this guy is so chill~!

  56. Eunice

    January 10, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    It's so interesting to see how differently fashion bloggers see the people of a culture when they travel there. Facehunter went to Korea awhile ago, but he only captured a certain style of people while there, and I think he missed out on a lot. You, on the other hand, are doing a perfect job of capturing both what you think is interesting along with finding the most interestingly-dressed people of Korea. This is how fashion blogging and photography should be done! Thanks for showing the true style of Korea :) Hope you have an amazing time, and I can't wait to see the rest of your shots!

  57. gab

    January 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I like the green bandanna around his neck

  58. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Lotta layers! What is that underneath the blue collared shirt?

  59. Tist

    January 10, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    korea rocks!

  60. Karena

    January 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Love the layered look always Scott!

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  61. haikara paprika

    January 10, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    I like the color combination and textures- even the slightly cheap-ish vest is a nice touch. I especially enjoy the red peeking out of the tweed sleeves.

    It looks like there's a huge shift towards retro fashion in Seoul right now. This reminds me of the late 1960's -70's style of students in Korea/Japan – maybe it's because of the new movie, Norwegian wood?

  62. MPJplayer

    January 10, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    all items are random and there's so much color but it is not overwhelming. it's very flattering. Koreans definitely have an innate sense of style..

    I'm going to Seoul this summer. Hope I can see many fashionable people there.. :)

  63. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    What's his name? I think I know him! Any background info on the person? :)

  64. Lasana

    January 10, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    The layers with colors is a splendid idea.

  65. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I love the colors and the texture of the different layers. It's a mix of comfy, business formal, and preppy all together.

  66. Maryjane

    January 10, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I love seeing fashion from other parts of the world. Looking forward to seeing more.

    Maryjane xoxo

  67. tuula

    January 10, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    ultrabultrakuuuult!! indeed.

  68. ELENA

    January 10, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    That is…. unique.ged

  69. Christina

    January 10, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    This guy kicks ass at layering. He looks stellar.

  70. Peter Valcarcel

    January 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Great layering technique

  71. Cybelle e Fabi

    January 10, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Great look, great eyes, great style!!!Love the blog!!!Please visit our blog

    xoxo Cybelle and Fabi

  72. Vinny from Oz

    January 10, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    interesting your posting from S korea….they are quite savvy when it comes to dress, not too many people would know that. cheers.

  73. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Jo kallra (hello) look at the gaffa tape man he's real, this bloke looks like every other smart korean i've met. tom UK

  74. Whitney Sherrell

    January 10, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    great layering! Im enjoying the pictures from your travels!


  75. Lily Flower

    January 10, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    love all the hints of color and the mixing of textures!


  76. patricia

    January 10, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    everything has to do with creativity
    old cothing or new clothing ….. who cares
    attitude is what matters …….
    The best piece of clothing : self confidence!!!!

  77. Ru

    January 10, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    love that orange an brown, with a peep of red. :)

  78. Laurita P

    January 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm

  79. Jessie Rubin

    January 10, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    the double jacket is a very cool idea!!

  80. thefashionguitar

    January 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Like the orange/brownish influences…

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  81. Julia

    January 10, 2011 at 6:16 pm

  82. Angel

    January 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Its like a Korean Woolrich ad, very cool.

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  83. Francesca

    January 10, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    love the vest on top of the coat

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  84. 沈澱到最後一根骨頭

    January 10, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I like it when you include people of other ethnicities. Tired of looking at white/western individuals.

  85. 82Brute

    January 10, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Loving the Roy Rogers vintage vibe on the vest. It would never occur to me to layer it with these colors showing underneath. And he's wearing the bandana (?) like an ascot! Combined with his hipster hair stylings, he's taken bits from the American style idiom (the bandana and vest) made them his own in a way that really hangs together. Cool guy.

  86. Ro

    January 10, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    loved that vest over his blazer, really cool!

  87. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    something wrong with the image quality…

  88. mie

    January 10, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    This is one inch away from total tacky. It's being on that edge that makes it interesting. Being from Korea, I identify this with old world peasant look when they couldn't afford to buy anything that matched! Korea, you've come a long way. BTW, it has a unique cultural identity that's different from Japan/China. Sorry, got carried away analyzing. It's only fashion, right?

  89. amanda archambault

    January 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Great photos. Like the rest of yours! I'm a huge fan. I posted a video of you on my blog. Go and read what I said about you! I would feel honored.
    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

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  90. Maryanne

    January 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    the slices of red save this outfit.

  91. Rafael Franco

    January 10, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    AMAZING COMBINATION! I just love it.

    kisses from Brazil*

  92. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    not hot

  93. Julia

    January 10, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    do you ask your "victoms" if you can take a picture? Do they know who you are?

  94. Todd

    January 10, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    It is a pleasure to welcome you to Seoul, Scott, the city which has been my home for the past 15 years. The environs of Dosan Park are one of my stomping grounds and it's not surprising you've found a good number of "meotjaengis" (fashion forward folks) mulling about.

    The depth and breadth of appreciation for "style" as opposed to "fashion" here is growing at an exciting pace. Having evolved from being generally oblivious to style, Korean guys, many of whom until not long ago felt more comfortable having their mothers and girlfriends buy their clothes, are now fully aware of how to dress well and aren't bashful about spending money to do so.

    For those readers who don't know, Korea is fast emerging from the shadows of her larger neighbors – China and Japan – to take the lead in influencing style and culture in Asia. Truly a dynamic place as Scott is finding out during his time here. I truly hope this is not your last time to visit.


  95. steve o.

    January 10, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Backlit subject with multiple layers…curious photo. Well done.

  96. Tim

    January 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Love child: Burt and Ernie.

  97. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    your last two posts were done in seoul! finally, something cheery to brighten my cold days here in seoul :). my sisters and i have been big fans of your work since you started. thanks for the great photos!

  98. KC

    January 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    oh i like the all the colors here. it's amazing how they do not overwhelm each other.

  99. Jenni Austria Germany

    January 10, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    i absolutely loved watching the short documentary you posted. thank you for doing what you do and being so inspirational.

  100. Fei

    January 10, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    this reminds of the 60s 70s in china~esp the vest with his face

  101. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    i used to go to dosan park as a child growing up. thanks for bringing up a great memory of mine. very nice picture. you should check the local fish market to see some very exotic grandmas and grandpas working :)

  102. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Baby, it's cold outside – and when it's this bitter cold, expect the unexpected… with that said, the vest over the blazer is the unexpected twist! :)

    I also like the soft lighting in this photo, Sart.

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  103. SummerTeeth

    January 10, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    this is really wonderful.

    the layers at his sleeves & collar. and the tweed against the vest. great.

  104. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    very creative!!! I love it!!!

  105. My Heart Blogged

    January 10, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I love the mix of colors.
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  106. Lizzy Derksen

    January 10, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Oh Jesus, can I please look like this from the shoulders down?

  107. Dropstitch

    January 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Dear Scott,

    Thank you for being a daily source of inspiration. It was your site that made me want to start taking street fashion photos and I can never thank you enough for that.

    Emma xx

  108. Tom Meyer

    January 10, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    I love that a guy named "anonymous" wants you to post this guys name here. I'm also glad to see you post this image. Perfection is so boring, in any art form… t

  109. Fashion Baggage

    January 10, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Love the vest lots! I would pair it with some wide leg Celine pants, and camel color Martin Margiela boots! Thats just me, but his touch of green is fun!

  110. innerkitchen

    January 10, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I love the audacity of the retro vest OVER the blazer.

  111. all-in-the-silhouette

    January 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Very original. The layers and shots of color show a sense of using himself as a canvas.This guy must be an artist!

  112. Anonymous

    January 10, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    the shot is not bad,but please dont tell me that is clothes are cool….

  113. Francisca

    January 11, 2011 at 12:01 am

    absolutely like it

  114. concretematt

    January 11, 2011 at 12:10 am

    That's great. Love how the layers show at the cuff of his jacket. Sucha great look.

  115. SOFIA

    January 11, 2011 at 12:33 am


  116. Anonymous

    January 11, 2011 at 12:43 am

    No way! Can't believe you're in seoul. eeeeeeee~ Welcome.
    Love your works!

  117. Things Is Cool

    January 11, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Perfect fit right there.

  118. Anonymous

    January 11, 2011 at 1:38 am

    the layers, but neat!
    absolutely I like it.

  119. Sophie Mhabille

    January 11, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Love the different colors he is wearing : green, bleu, red, beige, brown. Original

  120. Anonymous

    January 11, 2011 at 2:42 am

    he looks comfortable and warm with all those layers… he must be very thin to pull it off without looking like a sack of potatoes.

  121. Lee Oliveira

    January 11, 2011 at 3:29 am

    loving the way you are photographing lately Scott..
    I like his coat.
    Lee x

  122. Max

    January 11, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Love the layering & colour tone!

  123. Sunny_Seoul

    January 11, 2011 at 5:29 am

    It's so amazing to see how Scott find such beautiful guys and girls on every corner of the world! I think he has falcon's eyes. :) Scott, you are doing a real perfect job! The people in your picture are perfect and the backgrounds of the picture are perfect, and the light, the story..everything is perfect!

    WELCOME to Seoul~ :)

  124. Anonymous

    January 11, 2011 at 5:30 am


  125. Henning Pfeifer

    January 11, 2011 at 6:17 am

    This gentlemen knows how ro match colours.

  126. Henning Pfeifer

    January 11, 2011 at 6:20 am

    It' great style there, indeed. So fresh.
    LOL A Sartorialist-Series of NORTH-KOREA would be INTERESTING!!!!

  127. Robert from DMV

    January 11, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Phenomenal use of layers and color. His use of texture is something to be envious of. Great look.

  128. MELISSA Z.

    January 11, 2011 at 7:04 am

    love the blazer with that vest!

  129. E...

    January 11, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I lvoe proportion, shape nad color matching!! amazing!

  130. Hafiz

    January 11, 2011 at 9:10 am

    he looks like a younger version of running man jjang!!

  131. Ana

    January 11, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Please post some great spots you find while in Korea. My sister and her husband are making a trip soon!

  132. dan

    January 11, 2011 at 9:16 am

    …it´s the sleeves of the red jumper that make the outfit great in my eyes.

    cheers from stuttgart, d

  133. Anonymous

    January 11, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Not really great quality shot.

  134. SabinePsynopsis

    January 11, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Love the picture, but does it have a strange big pixelation? The photos above and below look correct.

  135. Amedeo

    January 11, 2011 at 10:17 am

    WOW! I wear a similar blazer!

    I love him! :)

  136. Anonymous

    January 11, 2011 at 10:26 am

    heart just skipped a beat

  137. Tofu

    January 11, 2011 at 11:45 am

    i like his jacket and his face

  138. Ben Hatke

    January 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm


    I never thought of vest over jacket.

  139. Nigel

    January 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    i like this, the jackets from uniqlo along with the sweater i think. cheap and classy, love it!

  140. jessicarobyn

    January 11, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    The sporty vest over a classic jacket is so clever. I love the way the hemlines play against each other.

  141. L

    January 11, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    He seems like such a character. Love the hidden colors in his outfit. Great photo.

  142. La Petite Marmoset

    January 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I love his vest's cowboy vibe!

  143. Kacrates

    January 11, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    i love the colors together.

  144. Anonymous

    January 11, 2011 at 10:51 pm


  145. Eilish

    January 12, 2011 at 2:39 am

    love the colours and the layering. Absolutely wonderful :)

  146. Davidikus

    January 12, 2011 at 5:00 am

    Call me old fashioned but I don't get the layering of long jackets over short jackets. I like the colours underneath the jacket. Not so much the jacket which is in the colours of an old suburban RER in Paris: old brown & old orange!

  147. Joanna

    January 12, 2011 at 7:03 am

    Great layers! Very colourful!

  148. Anonymous

    January 12, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Thank you so much for going to Seoul. Lived there for a year and I just loved the fashion. I hope you find inspiration there. I know I did.
    By the way, this guy is amazing. I keep coming back to look at him.

  149. thwany

    January 13, 2011 at 3:16 am

    love the layering

  150. pernille

    January 13, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Love the red that pops out in the neck line and at the sleeve opening. Beautiful colour scheme

  151. Benjamin

    January 13, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    His red sweater brings this to life.

  152. Simplertobz

    January 15, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    nice, thx for the autograph back in Papergarden btw ;)

  153. wivu-blog

    January 16, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Nice picture!

  154. Anonymous

    January 17, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Awesome layer fashion people.
    Korean guy so cute ~
    What,s your c.p number??

  155. Anonymous

    January 17, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I love layers.

    What a great combination with pops of color.

    Simply awesome.

  156. Love in the Dumps

    January 19, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Great idea. I am stealing it!!

  157. Anonymous

    January 19, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    great shot

  158. nam onrit

    January 21, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Awesome! I want to have good eyes for the nice dress.

  159. Jacqueson

    January 23, 2011 at 4:38 am

    freaks and geeks.

  160. halfwhiteboy

    January 26, 2011 at 11:56 am

    nice layering; couldn't think of that myself. perfect fit, too.

  161. paula.calleja

    February 9, 2011 at 4:40 am

    cuff layers, yay

  162. le blog de natacha steven

    February 16, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    j’adore ce blog!

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