Lee Seung Gi Forever

Dedicated to my absolute favorite Korean singer/actor/MC Lee Seung Gi


2 Comments

Dae Gu Dae Gu Style~ His 16 Outfit Collection and Transformation

Lee Seung Gi’s “Dae Gu Dae Gu Style”, a fashion collection consisting of 16 different outfits, reflects Eun Dae Gu’s evolution throughout the drama.  From the beginning of the drama where he is very abrasive and foul mouthed to the gradual change in him after he arrests Jo Hyung Chul, Eun Dae Gu’s psychological state is portrayed through his fashion.  In the drama, he wears apparel appropriate for a detective working at Gangnam Police Station~ neat and tidy yet comfortable for movement.  Going from one extreme to another, the Lee Seung Gi brand, “Eun Dae Gu Look” is portrayed to perfection.

daegu fashionCredit: TOPSTARNEWS

When Eun Dae Gu first entered Gangnam Police Station, he was full of trauma from his youth and rage towards Seo Pan Seok. Therefore, he had to portray a cold and prickly image. He mostly wore black collarless shirts with about 3 to 5 buttons and black pants to uphold the “chic Dae Gu” image.  Also, on the days he worked at the Gangnam Police Station, he wore white collarless t-shirts, long black pants, and a black backpack. When he went to the club undercover, he wore a black hooded jacket with leather overlay on his sleeves in addition to a black round neck t-shirt. This was to emphasize a dark and simple feel to his character.  As a masculine man overflowing with charisma, Lee Seung Gi wore neutral colored t-shirts and wild, black stadium pants befitting of Eun Dae Gu’s character.  Also combining black and blue in his outerwear depicted Eun Dae Gu’s bold character as a detective of the Violent Crimes Unit.

After his romance with Eo Soo Seon began, he appeared in natural white tones as “Pure Dae Gu”.  In the scene where he saves Eo Soo Seon from getting hit by a motorcycle, he wore a refreshing looking white t-shirt, black cardigan, and grey toned shoes to play down his character. When he confessed his feelings for Eo Soo Seon in front of the team, he wore a neat and casual white shirt which made him look stylish.   In the scene where he goes down to Masan to investigate, his clothing was interspersed with a colored denim shirt over a bright toned t-shirt for a stylish layered look.  
 
In particular, although Eun Dae Gu is a character with deep pain, as he steadily grows into a humane detective, Lee Seung Gi keeps close tabs on his character’s every move to portray this to perfection.  He’s always worrying about a different side of Eun Dae Gu and rumor has it that he confers with his stylist about deciding on his clothes.

The stylist in charge of Lee Seung Gi’s clothing said “When the drama began, Eun Dae Gu was chic and overflowed with charisma.  We prepared a monotonous black and white concept for him. As he grows more comfortable with social relationships and a love line with Eo Soo Seon develops, his clothing also brightens and changes to a casual look. Lee Seung Gi is meticulous with every shoe, bag and item to harmonize them with his character. Because he takes it very seriously, that’s probably why his fashion shines even more.”

Lee Seung Gi’s agency said,”In order to transform into Eun Dae Gu from head to toe, Lee Seung Gi is after perfection. Through his fashion style, he is paying attention to portraying Eun Dae Gu’s feelings and personality. Watch Lee Seung Gi’s unique passion in his struggle to portray Eun Dae Gu even through extrinsic factors besides acting.”

Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever

Original article: TOPSTARNEWS