Korea has some interesting fashion choices. Some of it is very cool and unique, while some things are almost unexplainable. One fashion trend here is something we like to call “Couples Clothing.”
While walking around in Korea, it is extremely common to see a boyfriend and girlfriend wearing the same exact outfit. It’s some sort of expression that they are together, kind of like a friendship bracelet on steroids. Alli and I do not need to go far in the big cities like Seoul or Busan to see this strange phenomenon in action.
The outfits can range from subtle things like the same shirt or shoes, to the same style with a color swap like old school Mortal Kombat (bonus points if you get that reference), to perfectly identical from head to toe like they are in some type of cult. We’ve even see women who’ve managed to find dresses that perfectly match the men’s collared shirt! Even the mannequins display this bizarre fashion style.
It was very jarring to see couples clothing the first time, but as our life in Korea has matured, we have come to expect this on an almost daily basis. Still, no matter how many times we see it we are always excited to yell out “couple, couple, couple!”