Nothing looks better on a guy than black and white.
Springing from my previous Fashion Confessions post about Kpop’s color explosion trends, I decided to go the opposite way—to classic, basic hues of black and white. I compiled a lot of images from the photoshoots of Korea’s top male artists and popstars in one page just because I love you all. Okay— that and because I’m also a self-indulgent fangirl. *piercing evil laugh kekeke* Black and white photos give off that vintage, nostalgic feel and makes everything look sophisticated, and most of all, it makes even the most fruity boy look dammmn manly.
Starting with, none other than… DANIEL HENNEY
Looking good from every angle.
Dan Henney is the anti-thesis to all Korean noonas who just love to love little boys. He defines what manly man is— and it’s actually refreshing to know that you can pine over a guy without having to worry about ending up in jail. rofl
Actor LEE JI HOON (famous for his roles alongside Eugene and Lee Da Hae).
The Antique Bakery men (well, three of them anyway)!!
Major major spazzzz! Excuse me while I wipe the blood off my nose for a sec. I fell in love with Kim Jae Wook here even when he was playing the queer role. The guy’s got some balls! (pardon the pun!) Such a challenging role that needs courage and skill to do and he pulled it off! Let’s put the whole Joo Ji Hoon scandal on hold for a while and acknowledge the guy’s acting props! He was superb in this movie—far cry from his stoic, awkward acting in Goong! The rest of the cast had explosive chemistry as well!
No matter how you try to shake him off, Goo Jun Pyo is here to stay. The guy is EVERYWHERE. It-boy Lee Minho’s been gracing every high fashion magazine, cfs, billboards, posters, tabloids and whatnot in Korea right now–he’s even planning an album! Let’s just hope he won’t suffer what some other it-boys have gone through before—overexposure.
KANG DONG WON
When you talk about acting, this guys the ACE! He’s got the classic Korean good looks but despite that he is able to be a jack of all trades and pull off a variety of roles from a pretty school boy to mysterious prisoner.
This just proves that Kim Bum can work the ruffled-haired bad boy that’s far from his silk scarf-vest-wearing days in Boys over Flowers. From an angle (left photo) he kinda resembles Suju’s Kyuhyun!
Yet another stellar actor. He looks great in casual shirt and jeans.
My name is RAIN.
Standing on the ledge and looking damn fionnne. Love the mix of casual and semi-formal long-sleeved white shirt paired with those shoes. Very smart and fresh looking.
Can never get tired of this look! Casual shorts paired with his jacket and zushed polo! Very clean and looking ready for a ride on the seaside!
There’s no talking about Rain without…
…him flexing his abs. I don’t care what everyone says about him being a has-been, but seriously, the guy still has it. When I heard that his song “Love” was voted number one in a poll for most wanted song on Kiss Day— I was beyond ecstatic. That song sounds good (you should listen to it in acoustic!) and I’m still rooting for the guy. It’s just the whole oily, breathy Rainism thing he had going on that brought everything down a notch.
Rain sure loves his sunglasses. Looking dapper in striped shirt!<3
BOY BAND GALORE!
Starting with…. DBSK (of course!)
Can do no wrong with Junsu’s fitted black shirt!! Jaejoong’s necklace, Changmin’s simple look and Yunho looking smex. Yoochun should lose the cowboy-witch hat though. We all know Mickey has a flair for eccentric/European style—which is sometimes either a hit or a miss.
ONE DAY is all you need.
I’ll shut up now and let the pictures speak for themselves.
See what I said about boys looking manly when put in black and white? Khun, why must you keep on killing me? Even Wooyoung thinks so too! (okay I know Khun defeats the post title but meh, he might as well be. It still amazes me how well he’s able to adapt and learn the language by heart!)
No one can beat the Jun brothers!
Jaebum… I’ve lost all words.
When it was announced that they were releasing their latest album, I didn’t bat an eyelash. I was like, Oh great. Another Circus. Bring on the clowns. But when I saw their new style and heard their new brand of music, I was blown away.
They worked the vintage-esque grunge British rockstar mixed with polished suit-neck-tie-wearing Beatles look and voila. HOTNESS. I’m looking at YOU, Heechul!
Manly man Siwon looked maddd hot and while I think Ryeowook will always be the geeky, obssessive-compulsive-clean-freak boy who gets beaten by the other guys every now and then—he surprisingly looked good in their album photos! And can we leave out Donghae?? That boy can do no wrong!
Who knew Ryeowook can rock it like that?
Main MC and leader Lee Teuk
Eccentric yet charming Heechul has a world of his own. Even Mithra (of Epik High) called him “a good kid… but retarded.” LOLOL spot on!
Resident cutie Sungmin
Maknaes are not allowed to be this hot. Except for Kyuhyun, that is.
Sexy, chest popping Eun Hyuk!
I would love to put up all 12 of them but bandwidth says no!!
POLL BATTLE RATTLE:
CATEGORY 1: Which among the individual men works the black and white best?
2: Which among the boy bands look the hottest?
MY LOWDOWN: My vote goes to Rain because I love they way he looked and worked the camera in that photoshoot, whereas for boybands, I love 2pm but my vote goes to Super Junior hands down!
P.S. Whew! Hope you liked this post!