It’s widely known that Korean men have always been fashion influencers and trendsetters, thus this year the biggest trends come to us from Korea.
Chic athleisure wear, edgy street looks, and mixed formal-casual outfits—all coexist. Being always in the spotlight, Korean men know how to look effortlessly stylish and how to combine formal pieces with casual clothing, while still appearing sophisticated.
Korean streetwear fashion is bold and edgy, chic and avant-garde, characterized by big logos, vibrant colors, and unisex styling. No matter what your style is, be sure that here you’ll find an aesthetic to match yours.
Whether you want to incorporate the Korean aesthetic into your daily looks or discover what is trendy for Korean guys at the moment, here’s a list of the best Korean fashion trends for men and how to make them work for you.
Over the last few years, bucket hats have earned their place in the fashion industry. K-pop artists, famous actors, and fashion icons have been all spotted wearing different bucket hat styles.
A bucket hat goes well with casual and street looks since it adds that edge or flair to your outfit. Whether it’s a sunny day at the park or you’re hanging out with friends, it’s an excellent go-to item.
Try a tie-dye bucket hat with a monochrome white or black outfit, and let the headpiece stand out. Alternatively, you can match the color of the hat to the resting outfit.
If you like experimenting and taking risks, opt for a bucket in intricate patterns and bold colors. Choose a design that suits you best like geometric shapes, animal prints, floral patterns, or logos.
The athleisure trend is incredibly well-executed in Korea, where high-end clothing is perfectly paired with casual hoodies, baseball caps, and sweatpants.
The key is to create a balance between the casual basics and the luxurious pieces. That being said, it is so easy for anyone to try. Pair a statement bomber jacket with comfy joggers and add gold jewelry to make it super modern.
The neon trend has been popping up in Korean streets for some time now and it is a popular choice among K-pop stars. Especially if you love to follow new trends, this one will definitely inspire you.
You can turn an otherwise casual look of jeans and a tee into something exciting and worth noticing simply by pairing it up with a splash of neon. Whether it’s a t-shirt, a jacket, or a pair of shoes in neon color, make that a statement piece.
You can put on a light green top or a fluorescent orange sweatshirt with a zipper under a simple jacket, creating an interesting layering to your total outfit.
It should come as no surprise that oversized clothing is still gaining popularity in the K-fashion scene. Korean men are masters in the mix and match of skin-tight clothing with oversized sweaters, pants, or outerwear.
The key to the oversized trend is to create the perfect balance. Thus it’s very important to know how to properly style it in your proportions. Avoid intricate patterns and bold colors— instead, opt for minimal clean lines and neutral colors.
You can either go for a total oversized look or mix oversized pieces like a shirt or a jacket with skinny jeans or slim chinos to balance the look.
When it comes to Korean essential pieces, a statement jacket is perhaps one of the best of all the staples. Although the leather jacket is still going strong since it gives an uber-edgy boy image, there are many variations that Korean men still rock.
Opt for jackets with embellishments, dramatic puffed sleeves, or intricate cuts, and be sure to turn a lot of heads!
When it comes to the classic patterns of Korean menswear, stripes are on the top of the list. However, it can be a little tricky to style this pattern. Keep a balance between the colors of the clothing pieces.
For example, various shades of blue work great together, as do different subdued earth tones. If you want to go for a minimalist look, style a striped knit with beige chino pants and minimal white sneakers.
Or opt for a classic stripe look with a polo shirt in black and white tucked into a pair of denim jeans. Add a baseball cap or layer a denim jacket to make it ideal for a morning stroll in the city.