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No offense meant but $1,250 for a pair of pants is borderline absurd...unless you're filthy rich like @PCK1 

 

Who here has experience with Shibumi ties? Them 7 folds lookie nice

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Need help picking out some ties...as usual. I don't know anything about this maker.

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I'd be very happy to have these Zegnas off the bay at $75 a piece, but shipping, the exchange, and a desire to get the credit card paid off are keeping me from making a purchase. Also I wonder if anyone has an opinion of Eton ties? I only own 1 and have perused others at a store and I prefer the feel of them to higher priced Canali, Zegna, Brioni ties that I've gotten off of the Bay (though my sample size is very small).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^Actually, screw it, I bought the blue one just now. :D (Would still like to have the others though.)

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The whole Korea beauty thing is pretty bizarre. Extremely high rates of cosmetic surgery among young people (with more men going under the knife now too). It's now almost mandatory for parents to give their daughters double-eyelid and nasal bridge implant surgery for their 18th birthday - it's considered that this will be necessary for their careers.

 

Remember that Korean soap operas and K-pop are a huge, huge industry. This in turn feeds the cosmetic surgery industry, which feeds the beauty pageant industry, which feeds back new "talent" into the entertainment industry. There are dozens - maybe hundreds - of businesses who scout secondary schools for "talent"; the parents stump up huge fees for these teenagers to start intensive vocal and dance training. At some point along the way, they have their eyelids and noses done, their jawbones shaved, their cheeks and foreheads plumped with filler, liposuction and maybe breast implants. A very small proportion will make it into a K-pop group or a soap opera; some will pick up modelling work; many will drop out of the system and go back to normal life, which is probably the best outcome for them.

 

As one of the commentators pointed out on KoreaBang, these are all giant export earners for South Korea. Thousands of Chinese and other Asian women flock to Seoul each week to have cosmetic treatments. K-soaps are watched obsessively by millions across Asia, and K-pop tops the charts everywhere - it's now becoming very popular in the West too.

 

It's an unstoppable juggernaut.

 

The pageant girls all look very similar because this is the "look" the public buys. They vote with their wallets, by buying K-pop groups with that exact look, or watching soaps whose female stars have that exact look. It's all about the money, folks. As always.

post #23899 of 37396
My wife and mother in law like to watch Korean drama series together and if it wasn't for the clothes and hairdos I would have a hard time telling the male and female actors apart.
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Old news and off topic (but this is GNAT). Still blows my mind at how well defined and singular the standard of beauty is in South Korea. These are the 20 finalists for the 2013 Miss South Korea pageant (many probably shared the same surgeons):

 

 

I remember coming back from Malaysia and commenting on how attractive many of the women were in a variety of different ways. Twice Koreans questioned how this was possible; in the minds of these two people (one male, one female), there is one "beauty" and the further you deviate from it, the less beautiful you are. Beauty is linear. You are either closer or further from the standard.

Very sad, because I feel just like you do. I have a handful of women I would love to have as my wife based on physical attractiveness alone and they all look very different from each other:

 

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Nina Dobrev

Elizabeth Banks

Emma Watson

Halle Berry(if she were younger)

Paula Patton

Tania Rincon

and a whole host of latina ladies to be honest...

I'm asian, but I like me women with some curves...(if only nina and emma had more of them :[ those faces though)

post #23901 of 37396
My girlfriends mom, who is Mexican, and lives in Los Angeles, watches Korean dramas. I have no idea why they are so popular
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Thread Starter 

I hate all (but one) Korean dramas. They are so bad. Except one. Misaeng. Which is probably one of the five best shows I've ever watched. Had to stick through the first five episodes or so at my wife's insistence. Basically an office drama with no romance.

 

Ended up being a surprise success. Very praised for its realism in plot, set, and acting (something which is not a feature of Korean dramas). Now other dramas are taking a cue from Misaeng's success. Hopefully Korean TV will go the way of the Korean film industry (Korea makes some truly superb movies)

 

Years and years from now, when I am at a liberal arts university with the freedom to design my own classes, I'll be teaching a class on cross cultural organizational behavior with a focus on East Asia. Misaeng will be an alternative assignment to the final. They'll need to watch the series (22 episodes or so) and catalog all the differences they note between Asian management/organization and Western and analyze those differences in an OB context. But hey. They won't have to take the final!

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misaeng_%28TV_series%29

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Hopefully Korean TV will go the way of the Korean film industry (Korea makes some truly superb movies)

 

Years and years from now, when I am at a liberal arts university with the freedom to design my own classes, I'll be teaching a class on cross cultural organizational behavior with a focus on East Asia. Misaeng will be an alternative assignment to the final. They'll need to watch the series (22 episodes or so) and catalog all the differences they note between Asian management/organization and Western and analyze those differences in an OB context. But hey. They won't have to take the final!

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misaeng_%28TV_series%29

agreed re: the films.

 

What is "OB context"?

post #23904 of 37396
I have to how Cox knows so much about the Korea's ugly and pathetic side.

Misaeng was the only drama that I watched with my wife. It's all just NFL for me.
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Organizational Behaviour
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Clags, are you a psych prof?

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Thread Starter 

Not yet. Just a PhD student/lecturer. But in management, not psych. I know where the money (and the positions) are at.

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Not yet. Just a PhD student/lecturer. But in management, not psych. I know where the money (and the positions) are at.

u at UT?
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Clags, way to perv out the thread, Mr. Perv. Soon to be Dr. Perv.
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Organizational Behaviour

I must be tired :embar:

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