It's not everyday that we praise the fashion sense of another man, let alone someone from outside of our country.
But today is different, as one of the most stylish Korean actors is celebrating his 38th birthday, despite not looking like it one bit: Gong Yoo.
The man, whose real name is Gong Ji-chul, has quite the fandom here in the Philippines, with several of his efforts in film and on TV having had local runs.
And as a way of paying tribute to the multi-awarded star, FHM tries to dissect Gong Yoo's flair based on his most popular on-screencharacters.
On Coffee Prince
Gong Yoo burst onto the scene as the spoiled grandson (Choi Han-kyul) of a beverage mogul. The series premiered exactly a decade ago so spare the character's taste, which consisted mainly of uncomfortably tight polo shirts and weirdly matched suits and ties. 2007 was a heck of a year.
In Train to Busan
Picking out a fancy blazer is the last thing on the mind of a workaholic dad (Seok-woo); a simple business suit is easier to pair with. Also, the clean cut won't get in the way of important matters...like escaping the undead.
On Guardian: The Lonely and Great God
AKA Lookbook Gong Yoo. He plays a deity (Kim Shin) who is cursed in love. The good thing about immortality other than not dying is being able to try every fashion trend and know what looks best on you. Here, Gong Yoo unleashed his full potential as a style icon—sweaters, overcoats, and all.
Get that tour-shirts-are-super-fit look without trying too hard
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