A few more will warrant a meetup.
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Another thing you might want to check out is Cnyttan socks. Again, I myself never tried them given that it's been awhile since I've been to at my motherland, but their products seem to be well reviewed by many places including Andy's Blog. They are no Marcoliani or Merinos, but still seems good quality socks with affordable prices.
Go bespoke then. The prices are extremely reasonable.
I strongly recommend Isabelle's the Butcher. There are two, one in Sinsa-dong (a nicer area) and one in Itaewon (a less nice area). The Itaewon location is the better location as far as food. I strongly recommend the porterhouse; it's for two people and costs around 180USD (about 2 pounds of steak). I've had occasional experiences where it didn't warrant the price, but in general, each mouthful is worth every penny. Best steak in Asia.
Isabelle's is great but Goo Stk 528 is significantly better, imo--really the best steaks in Seoul. The price, of course, is um not low.
There are no great denim places here. There's an APC store and some boutique-y places, but it's all heavily marked-up imports, afaik.
In other news, I went to Goshe in Apgu yesterday and got measured for some shirts. Service was terrific, fabric and collar/cuff options were great. We'll see next week when I take delivery, of course.
Other must-do's in Seoul also relate to food. I recommend hitting Noryangjin fish market. Maybe not so doable without a Korean speaker, but a great time for sure. As for drinks, Speakeasy in UN Village is the best place for scotch and cocktails that I know. "Rocky" is the resident whisky man and he's very knowledgeable and even more enthusiastic, esp. if you share his taste for peat...