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  • nomadicmadda
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • July 01, 2014, 06:49:40 am
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Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2015, 10:01:34 am »
The look OP is trying to achieve...

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
The people in the background!!  The woman looks so disgusted, but the kid looks like he's mildly impressed :laugh:


  • Schellib39
  • Expert Waygook

    • 772

    • March 10, 2011, 03:08:04 pm
    • South Korea
Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2015, 12:36:00 pm »

http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/item.aspx?goodscode=319588219

I must be way out of the times if this is considered to be baggy fit now. That looks like a regular fit jean to me.


  • Jada4
  • Adventurer

    • 41

    • August 27, 2011, 06:13:10 pm
    • South Korea
Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2015, 01:30:19 pm »
nope i triesd uniqlo. i honestly hate the mens fashion here. its so girly.

OP I don't have any advice on where to buy the jeans that haven't already been given, but I wanted to say I didn't find your comment offensive.  In Korea it is hard to find a variety of styles like I can back home in the States. The casual men's style for the younger generation is very limited.  And their style does borrow/influenced heavily by women's fashion from years past.  While the word, "girly" seems to really upset some people I didn't see it as you saying it as a negative thing for others to wear, just that that is not your preference for your style.  But some people tend to see people not being PC enough in everything.

 And for any person of a certain height or size it can be very difficult to find cloths here that fit. ( for women trying to buy dresses the length is very hard to find here! But Autumn is here, so no worries ^^ )

Good luck finding jeans that fit your style and body!   



  • nomadicmadda
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2015, 01:39:12 pm »

http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/item.aspx?goodscode=319588219

I must be way out of the times if this is considered to be baggy fit now. That looks like a regular fit jean to me.

They're actually tapered, which I also think look like shit.  Far worse than baggy/looser jeans.  Like someone else said, they look like weird parachute pants or give you a bizarre thigh shape.

Edit: This comes off like I think anything except skinny jeans looks terrible--that's not what I mean!!  See my earlier post where I recommended the Levi's 513's. They're a looser fit but still slim enough to look polished:



...tapered jeans do look like shit on both men and women though. :laugh:
« Last Edit: October 27, 2015, 02:09:17 pm by nomadicmadda »


Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2015, 01:49:41 pm »
OP, I understand exactly what you mean. There's really no relaxed fit jeans here, no bootcut, really no straight-leg either. It's basically all skinny spandex pants & jeans, more like jeggings, tapered at the ankle & skintight. There's no room for anything much in the back or the front. That's what Korean men & women like to wear, at least the younger ones. Saying the trend is feminine is true in a way, because here tight pants are unisex.

I'm a woman & I don't like wearing tight pants or jeans at all, so I can just imagine what you feel like as a man when it's not your style. There are plenty of younger men in the States (I would say the majority, actually) that don't wear painted-on pants, contrary to what the fashion police in this thread are saying. If you don't want to wear skinny jeans/jeggings a la Lil Wayne, then you shouldn't have to & there's nothing wrong with that.

I second the previous suggestions of buying online, shopping around the military bases (they usually have the best options for different kinds of western-style wear), or shopping on post if you've got a military friend who will sign you in. I've pretty much given up on buying clothes here. Since I know my size & the brand that fits me, I just order my favorite bootcut jeans online instead.


  • donuts81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • October 20, 2010, 10:23:37 am
    • Korea
Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2015, 03:14:43 pm »
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  Like someone else said, they look like weird parachute pants or give you a bizarre thigh shape.

Like a human sausage

"You can't hurt me now, Mr Lee. I've lost all feeling"


Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2015, 03:55:00 pm »
OP, are your thighs really that big that even regular-fit jeans look skin-tight on you? if so, virtual high-five for never skipping leg day.

anyway, maybe you know this, maybe you don't, but the spray-painted on look comes from skinny jeans. other than that you get "slim-fit" jeans, which are still tight but not as skin-tight as skinny, and then you get "regular fit", which i guess you could describe as just normal fit - not too tight, not too baggy.

in general for men it's a good rule to wear clothes that fit properly. "properly" here means not too tight, but not too loose either. if regular jeans fit ok, you probably look good in them, even if you think they're a bit too tight.

if even regular fit jeans are too tight for you, then i dunno, maybe just embrace the gayness and wear those tight things like you own them? i swore i'd never wear tight jeans until i got here, after a few months, i caved, and now i really like jeans that hug my legs a bit closer.

hell, i even bought one cheap pair of those skinny jeans, just to see what they're like. they make my ass look great, but they're too tight and uncomfortable for me to wear more than 1 day per month. i usually go for the slim-fit jeans, gives me some space to move whilst still hugging my legs nicely.


  • cashclay
  • Super Waygook

    • 259

    • May 03, 2015, 03:51:12 am
    • seoul
Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2015, 08:48:36 pm »
well i looked all over the place and i think im, about to give up on this one.  guess illl have to order from amazon and pay a ridiculous shipping coverage. 


Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2015, 10:22:03 pm »
It's not even that fashion is "girly" here, the issue for normal-sized Western guys is that pants here are just too small to fit. I guess part of it is that Koreans (men and women) have no hips and really flat butts. But also it seems like there's this weird assumption by stores that all Koreans are the same size...you see lots of Koreans that are really tall or pretty stout but clothes are only made for skinny short people. You get imported jeans here but they're ALWAYS only skinny fit or slim fit or whatever.

 I wear medium stuff in the US but I have to wear XL shirts here, and I can't even fit into any pants here. Shoes are really hard too, most shoes stop at 270 and I wear about 275 or 280.

Combine all this with foreign brands being overpriced, and I gave up on pants here a while ago and just get my mom to send pants from the US.


Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2015, 07:36:49 am »
well i looked all over the place and i think im, about to give up on this one.  guess illl have to order from amazon and pay a ridiculous shipping coverage.

Again, Levis original store in Myeung-dong. What a lot of people don't realize is that old school jeans were much, MUCH baggier. They have a ton of baggy jeans and great sales reps that are willing to let you try on everything. Not cheap, but the quality is unbeatable. You can also try Modeman in Yeonnam-dong (next to Hongdae). They specialize in raw/Japanese denim, and baggier fits are actually very popular in Japan.


  • cjszk
  • Expert Waygook

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    • August 23, 2013, 10:29:05 am
    • Seoul
Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2015, 07:38:43 am »
OP, are your thighs really that big that even regular-fit jeans look skin-tight on you? if so, virtual high-five for never skipping leg day.
I skipped leg day for a few weeks... did my most recent leg day first thing this week, now I'm paying the brutal price... it hurts like hell :sad:

Jeans these days have definitely gotten thinner... When I was in high school those jeans felt REALLY baggy. I got those kinds of jeans from US shopping malls and the sort. I honestly think that if you find good fabric that stretches well it actually doesn't feel bad to wear jeans that are a little tight. Fabric plays an important role too.


  • nomadicmadda
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • July 01, 2014, 06:49:40 am
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Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2015, 07:48:23 am »
well i looked all over the place and i think im, about to give up on this one.  guess illl have to order from amazon and pay a ridiculous shipping coverage.

Again, Levis original store in Myeung-dong. What a lot of people don't realize is that old school jeans were much, MUCH baggier. They have a ton of baggy jeans and great sales reps that are willing to let you try on everything. Not cheap, but the quality is unbeatable. You can also try Modeman in Yeonnam-dong (next to Hongdae). They specialize in raw/Japanese denim, and baggier fits are actually very popular in Japan.

This is exactly what I've seen saying too, and I know you mentioned it before as well. It sounds like OP doesn't really want to put in the effort to look, as this would have been my first stop too.  If OP doesn't live in Seoul, it would be worth a weekend of popping into town.


  • Nivea
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • September 02, 2011, 11:23:30 pm
Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2015, 07:49:25 am »
I think the only useful solution is to go to Levi or a quality store while on vacation. You get the western styles in places like KL, Japan and Thailand. I've bought jeans while on vacation in KL, Singapore and Australia. Much better fit than any cheap crap I've bought in Korea.


Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2015, 08:13:03 am »
It's not even that fashion is "girly" here, the issue for normal-sized Western guys is that pants here are just too small to fit. I guess part of it is that Koreans (men and women) have no hips and really flat butts. But also it seems like there's this weird assumption by stores that all Koreans are the same size...you see lots of Koreans that are really tall or pretty stout but clothes are only made for skinny short people. You get imported jeans here but they're ALWAYS only skinny fit or slim fit or whatever.

 I wear medium stuff in the US but I have to wear XL shirts here, and I can't even fit into any pants here. Shoes are really hard too, most shoes stop at 270 and I wear about 275 or 280.

Combine all this with foreign brands being overpriced, and I gave up on pants here a while ago and just get my mom to send pants from the US.

most koreans are getting a bit fat these days, especially the guys. i honestly don't know where they get their clothes from. i'm pretty lanky - 1.80m tall and only weigh about 67kg - and even i struggle to find stuff in a size that'll fit me.

some of my winter coats are korean 'XL' size - korean coat size 105 - because i like them to have a bit of room so i can wear a sweater under them. and that's the highest size that coats will go at some places!

i wear pants size 32 and even that's a struggle to find at some places too. tons of size 28 (seriously?!) and 30. if you wear anything bigger than 34 you're pretty much screwed.


Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2015, 01:04:37 pm »
jeans shopping is impossible for me in Korea. I do all my clothes shopping at either thrift stores or abroad - good jeans in Taipei Levi's outlet, and Hong Kong American eagle stores. Australia is a great vacation for clothes shopping, if you can afford it  :P


  • cashclay
  • Super Waygook

    • 259

    • May 03, 2015, 03:51:12 am
    • seoul
Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2015, 06:39:46 pm »
hey how are the thrift stores here in korea?  Were you able to find some baggy jeans?  And no i dont live in seoul so i really dont know where everything is. 


Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2015, 05:33:08 am »
just go to itaewon man. should be some place there that sells baggy jeans.
The area around Osan Air force base has a nice selection of men's clothing in western sizes.


Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2015, 07:30:31 am »
hey how are the thrift stores here in korea?  Were you able to find some baggy jeans?  And no i dont live in seoul so i really dont know where everything is.

Could you make it to Seoul for a random weekend and knock down some shopping? It's one of the easiest cities to navigate in the world. I guarantee you will be able to find everything with minimal effort.


  • nomadicmadda
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2015, 07:40:22 am »
hey how are the thrift stores here in korea?  Were you able to find some baggy jeans?  And no i dont live in seoul so i really dont know where everything is.

If you live closer to Gwangju in Jeonnam, there are two thrift stores that I'm aware of there:

Tokyo Juice, which is next to the Lotte Cinema and across from H&M, and Golden Vintage, with is right near Geumnamro-4ga subway station.  Both are in the Chungjangro "downtown"shopping area.

As for Seoul, it's very, very easy to navigate even if you've never been there.  There are plenty of resources if you Google ion English, even.  There's really no reason why you wouldn't be able to find out where everything is, even if you don't know already.  It just takes a little effort.


  • Mezoti97
  • The Legend

    • 2697

    • April 14, 2011, 03:02:50 pm
    • South Korea
Re: baggy jeans
« Reply #39 on: October 29, 2015, 08:50:35 am »
jeans shopping is impossible for me in Korea. I do all my clothes shopping at either thrift stores or abroad - good jeans in Taipei Levi's outlet, and Hong Kong American eagle stores. Australia is a great vacation for clothes shopping, if you can afford it  :P

There are American Eagle stores in Seoul. They probably carry loose-fitting men's jeans with a roomier fit. However, expect a heavy mark-up in price -- I've never been to any American Eagle stores here, but based on other Western brand clothing stores here, I would guess the prices are heavily marked-up.