If any of you came to the MBLAQ fandom after the summer of 2012, then I am sure you share the same regret for missing out on the Blaq% Asia Tour. In a way it is probably a good thing that I was not yet cognizant because I most likely would have gone head-to-head with my HR department to allow me the vacation time adequate enough to have gone to at least one of the shows on the tour to see G.O live on stage. In any event, my regret subsides when I come across the many pictures and cams from that tour which of course include the many airport sightings as the men darted their way throughout Asia. To add to my ever growing collection of G.O’s Airport Style, I share a little bit of the masked man as he and his MBLAQ cohorts made their way to and from Bangkok in early July 2012.
Beanie, shades and face mask will never retract from this guy’s omnipresent swag and stylish good looks. G.O proved just that back on 24 April 2012 as he glided through Gimpo Airport en route to Japan drenched in masculine shades of grey and black that coordinated like perfect pieces of a fashion puzzle. Haute airport couture. I felt like another Airport Style offering for today because sometimes watching G.O walk through an airport is like seeing him take flight from a different kind of runway altogether.
Back on Day 474, I took a look at G.O’s airport style as MBLAQ headed to Bangkok on 13 March 2013 for a live concert performance. The men returned to Seoul four days later. Once again, G.O’s airport style was full of comfort with ever-present class and elegance. Every day in every way, G.O makes casual look so good.
I think you might be hard-pressed to find another who can make a face mask as sexy of a fashion accessory as G.O can. He proves it time and time again that a small piece of fabric that operates as either something to secure his health or serves to allow him to travel somewhat incognito, is never obstructive and hardly reduces the amount of handsome that oozes from the very being of his charismatic presence. I shuffled through some airport pictures and came across MBLAQ’s return to Seoul from México back in August 2013, and found one of my favorites of his casual styles: the man capris, fashionable t-shirt, conductor cap and yes, ok, even that (why must he cover his beautiful lips) face mask.
If G.O ever needed a side gig, he would have a lucrative career modeling jewelry. To be blunt, he has the perfect hands for rings, perfect wrists for watches and bracelets, perfectly proportionate ears for earrings and a neck that any necklace would enjoy draping itself around. Throughout his career, G.O has had the opportunity to endorse jewelry, but endorsements aside, I think the pieces he wears are just another extension of his eclectic style that can be edgy (Chrome Hearts, Maco Adamas) or classically sophisticated (Ingersoll, Lantz). Whatever the style, G.O proves that the jewelry he wears, wears him equally as well.
By 2011 and well into their second full year as a group, MBLAQ was indelibly embraced (and rightfully so) by Japan; their JA+ fandom strong and growing. They were gaining so much popularity and love in Japan that Odina Magazine featured them not once, not twice, but three times in 2011. One year, three cover stories. Too much……wait, no, there can never ever be too much G.O!!
Reason 7 – Nifty Shades of Byung Hee
As he takes the hoodie wear to a level of its own (his own), so too does Byung Hee make a statement with the sunglasses he wears often choosing a particular shape and style to suit the moment (or not), and always making them look good regardless of the occasion. His fine facial features serve him well affording him the ability to wear any shape, size or color. And although he may choose to wear them to help establish a sense of anonymity, I like to think he wears them to simply increase his already existing and overflowing cool quotient.^^ It seems to add some extra special swag to his persona when he does decide to rock the decorative shaded eyewear and gives me yet another reason to love him like I do.