So I just moved to Seoul ...

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  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A few more will warrant a meetup.
     


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    Heya I'm also in Seoul--10 years now.
     


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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.
     


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    Damn there a a lot of members in Seoul. Looking to get a fairly priced suit that's not Koreany and more westernized. I'm Korean-American, 6'3" and 185 pounds I think I might have issues buying anything off the rack here....
     


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    I recall you're hitched, yeah? Wouldn't want to tempt you away from the happy home. ;)

    Girls here are so fine. Asia's juiciest.
     


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    I definitely am beholden to the acidwife.

    .... but I'm also an admirer of the female specie. :satisfied:
     


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    curzon Senior member

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    Yeah brother, why have a harem when you can have a wife?

    These Pinays have it goin' on; there's much to admire. Does the missus watch you like a hawk?
     


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    Go bespoke then. The prices are extremely reasonable.
     


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    I'm going to be in Seoul next week for vacation, are there any must-visit and must-eat places? Any good denim shops? particularly looking for some pbj denim.

    Thanks.
     


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    curzon Senior member

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    No. No. And no.

    Enjoy your vacation. Dress warmly.
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


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    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.
     
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    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...
     


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    Goo 528 is better than Isabelle's, I agree. Neither are worth the money if you're just visiting.
     


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    Speakeasy is not the best bar in Seoul, but it's good enough and kinda fun inside. Rocky is a good guy.
     


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