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Monday, January 10, 2011

On the Street...Dosan Park, Seoul

Comments on "On the Street...Dosan Park, Seoul"


Anonymous Blake said ... (1:32 PM) : 

Love the facial hair on these Korean men!


Blogger Maria said ... (1:33 PM) : 

loving all the layers.


Blogger VicissitudiniLombarde said ... (1:35 PM) : 

Awesome coat!


Blogger IN TERMS OF ME said ... (1:36 PM) : 

Another great look and wonderful layers!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:36 PM) : 

whats up with the quality? :/


Blogger The Photodiarist said ... (1:36 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:37 PM) : 

Very original...!!

I like it!

xx Ale


Blogger Miss Molly said ... (1:37 PM) : 

loving his jacket!


Blogger Aimee said ... (1:37 PM) : 

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


Blogger Kate said ... (1:39 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Brandon said ... (1:40 PM) : 

Now that's a good look.


Blogger J said ... (1:41 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Michelle said ... (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!!


Blogger caribbelle said ... (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!!


Anonymous christineh said ... (1:45 PM) : 

i love the use of colours and layering.


Blogger Larissa said ... (1:48 PM) : 

loving the layers! the color scheme is perfect!


Blogger Beautycountry said ... (1:49 PM) : like! :)

Very creative and he looks great!


Blogger JK said ... (1:49 PM) : 

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


Blogger Carrie said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:51 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Lee Oliveira said ... (1:52 PM) : 

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


Blogger tiffany. said ... (1:55 PM) : 

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



Blogger Fashion Agony said ... (1:55 PM) : 

Love how sunny this photo is :D


Blogger said ... (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!


Blogger Kathleen Anne said ... (1:56 PM) : 

A western cowboyesk look in South Korea. Wonderful photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:57 PM) : 

layered up! hmm like his blazer..underneath


Blogger Country Girl said ... (1:59 PM) : 

Stylin' dude. Nice bokeh, too.


Anonymous s.suh said ... (2:01 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:03 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:09 PM) : 

Nice pic ;)


Blogger A said ... (2:11 PM) : 

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


Blogger petsipies said ... (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?


Blogger Alleen said ... (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!


Blogger Artfully Awear said ... (2:16 PM) : 

Wow, the layering here is incredible!


Anonymous jimjims said ... (2:19 PM) : 

that vest is epic!

great style.


Blogger Snows said ... (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!!



Blogger George said ... (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..


Blogger coldclove said ... (2:29 PM) : 

OH! AMAZING OUTFIT! I really like it!


Blogger Mary Beth at ✄ Yarn U ✄ iPhone app said ... (2:32 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:36 PM) : 

Makes me want to go to Korea!!


Blogger Cecille said ... (2:39 PM) : 

great match!!


Blogger Frozen Fashion said ... (2:41 PM) : 

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

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:47 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:47 PM) : 

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


Blogger Aérostat D'or said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:51 PM) : 

ITA, great layer combo


Anonymous Luke Orion said ... (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.


Blogger Luciane at said ... (3:00 PM) : 

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


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Anonymous Gauthier said ... (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. !!!

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Blogger Phil said ... (3:11 PM) : 

I like the Look...


Blogger Yajaira said ... (3:12 PM) : 



Blogger FH said ... (3:14 PM) : 

Love his jacket !


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:17 PM) : 

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


Blogger comme fraiche said ... (3:22 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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~!


Blogger Eunice said ... (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!


Anonymous gab said ... (3:42 PM) : 

I like the green bandanna around his neck


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:49 PM) : 

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


Blogger Tist said ... (3:56 PM) : 

korea rocks!


Blogger Karena said ... (3:58 PM) : 

Love the layered look always Scott!

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Blogger haikara paprika said ... (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?


Anonymous MPJplayer said ... (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.. :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:05 PM) : 

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


Blogger Lasana said ... (4:22 PM) : 

The layers with colors is a splendid idea.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Blogger Maryjane said ... (4:35 PM) : 

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

Maryjane xoxo


Anonymous tuula said ... (4:39 PM) : 

ultrabultrakuuuult!! indeed.


Blogger ELENA said ... (4:40 PM) : 

That is.... unique.ged


Blogger Christina said ... (4:41 PM) : 

This guy kicks ass at layering. He looks stellar.


Anonymous Peter Valcarcel said ... (4:56 PM) : 

Great layering technique


Blogger Cybelle e Fabi said ... (5:10 PM) : 

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

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Anonymous Vinny from Oz said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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


Blogger Whitney Sherrell said ... (5:32 PM) : 

great layering! Im enjoying the pictures from your travels!



Blogger Lily Flower said ... (5:40 PM) : 

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



Blogger patricia said ... (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!!!!


Blogger Ru said ... (5:59 PM) : 

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


Blogger Laurita P said ... (6:02 PM) : 

great fitted layers!


Blogger Jessie Rubin said ... (6:07 PM) : 

the double jacket is a very cool idea!!


Anonymous thefashionguitar said ... (6:14 PM) : 

Like the orange/brownish influences...

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Blogger Julia said ... (6:16 PM) : 

Lots of layers... bit 70s?


Blogger Angel said ... (6:21 PM) : 

Its like a Korean Woolrich ad, very cool.

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Blogger Francesca said ... (6:34 PM) : 

love the vest on top of the coat

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Blogger 沈澱到最後一根骨頭 said ... (7:10 PM) : 

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


Blogger 82Brute said ... (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.


Blogger Ro said ... (7:31 PM) : 

loved that vest over his blazer, really cool!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:42 PM) : 

something wrong with the image quality...


Blogger mie said ... (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?


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Anonymous Maryanne said ... (7:49 PM) : 

the slices of red save this outfit.


Blogger Rafael Franco said ... (8:00 PM) : 


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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:23 PM) : 

not hot


Blogger Julia said ... (8:25 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Todd said ... (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.



Anonymous steve o. said ... (8:44 PM) : 

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


Blogger Tim said ... (8:49 PM) : 

Love child: Burt and Ernie.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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!


Blogger KC said ... (9:05 PM) : 

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


Blogger Jenni Austria Germany said ... (9:11 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:27 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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 :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:59 PM) : 

this is really wonderful.

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:08 PM) : 

very creative!!! I love it!!!


Blogger My Heart Blogged said ... (10:34 PM) : 

I love the mix of colors.
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Blogger Lizzy Derksen said ... (10:41 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Dropstitch said ... (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


Blogger Tom Meyer said ... (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


Blogger Fashion Baggage said ... (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!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:07 PM) : 

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


Anonymous all-in-the-silhouette said ... (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!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:49 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Francisca said ... (12:01 AM) : 

absolutely like it


Anonymous concretematt said ... (12:10 AM) : 

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


Blogger SOFIA said ... (12:33 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:43 AM) : 

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


Blogger Things Is Cool said ... (1:01 AM) : 

Perfect fit right there.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:38 AM) : 

the layers, but neat!
absolutely I like it.


Anonymous Sophie Mhabille said ... (1:58 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Lee Oliveira said ... (3:29 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Max said ... (3:48 AM) : 

Love the layering & colour tone!


Blogger Sunny_Seoul said ... (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~ :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:30 AM) : 



Blogger Henning Pfeifer said ... (6:17 AM) : 

This gentlemen knows how ro match colours.


Blogger Henning Pfeifer said ... (6:20 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Robert from DMV said ... (6:23 AM) : 

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


Blogger MELISSA Z. said ... (7:04 AM) : 

love the blazer with that vest!


Blogger E... said ... (8:01 AM) : 

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


Blogger Hafiz said ... (9:10 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:15 AM) : 

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


Blogger dan said ... (9:16 AM) :´s the sleeves of the red jumper that make the outfit great in my eyes.

cheers from stuttgart, d


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:34 AM) : 

Not really great quality shot.


Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (9:47 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Amedeo said ... (10:17 AM) : 

WOW! I wear a similar blazer!

I love him! :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:26 AM) : 

heart just skipped a beat


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:45 AM) : 

i like his jacket and his face


Blogger Ben Hatke said ... (12:20 PM) : 


I never thought of vest over jacket.


Anonymous Nigel said ... (2:47 PM) : 

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


Anonymous jessicarobyn said ... (4:58 PM) : 

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


Blogger L said ... (5:49 PM) : 

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


Blogger La Petite Marmoset said ... (6:32 PM) : 

I love his vest's cowboy vibe!


Blogger Kacrates said ... (7:55 PM) : 

i love the colors together.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:51 PM) : 



Blogger Eilish said ... (2:39 AM) : 

love the colours and the layering. Absolutely wonderful :)


Blogger Davidikus said ... (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!


Anonymous Joanna said ... (7:03 AM) : 

Great layers! Very colourful!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Blogger thwany said ... (3:16 AM) : 

love the layering


Anonymous pernille said ... (6:05 AM) : 

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


Blogger Benjamin said ... (3:32 PM) : 

His red sweater brings this to life.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:41 PM) : 

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


Blogger wivu-blog said ... (4:45 PM) : 

Nice picture!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:00 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:11 PM) : 

I love layers.

What a great combination with pops of color.

Simply awesome.


Anonymous Love in the Dumps said ... (11:55 AM) : 

Great idea. I am stealing it!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:17 PM) : 

great shot


Anonymous nam onrit said ... (10:00 AM) : 

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


Blogger Jacqueson said ... (4:38 AM) : 

freaks and geeks.


Blogger halfwhiteboy said ... (11:56 AM) : 

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


Blogger paula.calleja said ... (4:40 AM) : 

cuff layers, yay


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