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post #61 of 93
Food and drink is just ridiculously overpriced in Seoul. I don't ever eat anything nice in Korea unless I prepare it myself nowadays, and the ingredients are very limited for that. Otherwise it's junk food or Korean food. There are no wine or spirits worth buying at Korean prices, with one exception: if you're ever at one of the big retailers for wine (Costco, dept stores) or even convenience stores sometimes, you can get sometimes get promo packs of wine with free Riedel or Schott Zweisel wine glasses. I usually got them as single glasses before but recently I bought a bottle of Beaujoulais at Shinsegae for 45,000 and it came with 2 free Riedel wine glasses in a pair box. I wish I would've gotten 3 or 4 bottles in hindsight to have a full set of glasses. In the adjacent case they were selling Riedel glasses for 66,000W a piece. I'm sure they're factory seconds or something, but it's a fantastic way to get a little kickback in Seoul, if you like wine and all that. I think it was 1865 or something that they were giving away Schotts with, I have like 6 of them I got for free with 20,000W/bottle wine. There really aren't any other kinds of deals like that in food and drink in Seoul.
post #62 of 93
Man, I'm. really starting to yearn for more than Sou and Hot 6...
post #63 of 93

Yeah, and soju costs double in the US. Them's the breaks. On the bright side, Korean food and drink are cheap as hell here.

post #64 of 93

(and I've lived here long enough that I'm just fucking stoked I can GET good single malts in Seoul now. I have no problem paying the markup, honestly.)

post #65 of 93

Bartender at K had never even heard of a Sazerac. Ended up making a serviceable one, though. Location's so convenient I'm becoming a regular.

 

I'm all for a meetup, but will have to wait until February. My schedule now is so hectic that my bar-time is limited to an hour or two a couple nights a week. Breaks my heart, it does.

post #66 of 93
Did they have Peychaud's bitters? I actually brought a bottle of Old Overholt, Peychaud's, and a bottle of grande absenthe from Japan. Problem is, haven't been able to make a drink yet because I moved into a new place in Gangnam and haven't had time to buy glasses yet, in the past few weeks. I forget because when I'm here I usually just drink water from the bottle or beer at home. haha. Living alone in these little homes is conducive to living like a bachelor slob.

I was at Home Plus earlier, their SMS selection has improved. I hadn't been there in over a year and their booze selection has gone crazy, they had Talisker, Oban, Balvenie, Lagavulin, HP, and a few others accounted for. The scotch was all double priced, the wine was about triple priced (and the labels were all mostly shitty) compared to the US, but sadly, I have the feeling that's as good as you get here, pricewise. They even had Zacapa 23 and Havana Club 3 yr blanco. Rum is a pretty good way to forget your misery. I need to go back and get that Havana Club, I usually get it in Japan for 1300Y and it's 23,000W here, so a few bucks more.
post #67 of 93
Did they have Peychaud's bitters? I actually brought a bottle of Old Overholt, Peychaud's, and a bottle of grande absenthe from Japan. Problem is, haven't been able to make a drink yet because I moved into a new place in Gangnam and haven't had time to buy glasses yet, in the past few weeks. I forget because when I'm here I usually just drink water from the bottle or beer at home. haha. Living alone in these little homes is conducive to living like a bachelor slob.

I was at Home Plus earlier, their SMS selection has improved. I hadn't been there in over a year and their booze selection has gone crazy, they had Talisker, Oban, Balvenie, Lagavulin, HP, and a few others accounted for. The scotch was all double priced, the wine was about triple priced (and the labels were all mostly shitty) compared to the US, but sadly, I have the feeling that's as good as you get here, pricewise. They even had Zacapa 23 and Havana Club 3 yr blanco. Rum is a pretty good way to forget your misery. I need to go back and get that Havana Club, I usually get it in Japan for 1300Y and it's 23,000W here, so a few bucks more.
post #68 of 93
Styling forums Seoul meet up!
post #69 of 93
Quote:
Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

Did they have Peychaud's bitters?

 

Not sure. Tasted pretty legit, though (K has a pretty good bottle selection).

 

Friday night I had a Murray McDavid Laphroaig bottling. Great. Had to get up very early in the morning or I wouldn't have been able to stop at two. Apparently Coffee Bar K has a Hannam location too, now--anyone been yet?

post #70 of 93
Haven't been the hannam one but been meaning to go, pass it all the time going to my friend's house. I just noticed it about 2 weeks ago, I'm guessing that's how old it is. Curious as to the quality level in there.
post #71 of 93

It seems that Chronos Korea recently had an article titled "10 best tailor in korea" listing shops including Spolverino and Tailorable Wine Label. Has anybody seen the article? I am curious what other shops are. Lerici is probably in there, and 장미라사, too most likely. Unfortunately, Chronos Korea doesn't seem to have a website, and I don't reside in Korea, but I am still curious.

 

http://blog.naver.com/spolverino/130156017720

http://blog.naver.com/buls13/60179925723

post #72 of 93
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Originally Posted by marvin100 View Post

Yeah, and soju costs double in the US. Them's the breaks.

So instead of $2...

... it's $4.
post #73 of 93

Trying to revive this thread- are there any decent leatherworkers in Seoul/Korea? Mainly people who can make small handicrafts like wallets or bracelets? 

post #74 of 93

If you are looking for a single wallet, then yes. If you are looking for a supplier, then I don't really know anybody.

 

I had a briefcase made here for around $400 (and I got it for cheap because I knew the artist and she was able to include it in her MFA portfolio). Anyway, she'll know someone who specializes in wallets. Bracelets might be a little too small to get anybody's interest.
 

PM me if you'd like.

post #75 of 93
Check these three:
 
 
David & Henel's Briefcase S looks pretty interesting. Here is the review by the best Korean menswear blog (obviously in Korean).
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