Fashion tips and where to buy apparel inspired by Lee Min-ho’s character in K-drama The King: Eternal Monarch

If you’ve been keeping up with viral K-drama The King: Eternal Monarch released on Netflix, you may have noticed Lee Gon’s (played by Lee Min-ho) stylish and regal way of dressing.

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Although the King Lee Gon wears tons of fancy outfits in the show, like the blue velvet blazer above, which is probably not practical to don on a daily basis, there are just as many wearable ones that you can recreate yourself so you look as kingly as he is – here’s how.

Lee Gon’s style tip #1: Loose fitting blazers for a less stuffy look

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Although Lee Gon wears coats in the drama, tailor it to fit Singapore’s humid climate by wearing a blazer instead. Fitted blazers seem more modern and flattering, but it may look too formal for everyday wear. Opt for its casual cousin, the loose blazer, in varied colours and textures, like wool for a cold rainy day or a night out, linen on warm days, “safe” colours like grey and tan in the office, and brighter shades like blue on weekends. You can even pick one with cool details like large silver buttons to instantly look like you spent more effort on your outfit!

To truly channel the character’s attitude, avoid casual bottoms like denim, and go for tailored pants in a matching colour to either your blazer or your top.


Keep your outfit looking sharp with a double breasted option, where there are two rows of buttons instead of one to counter the relaxed silhouette of the casual, boxy blazer. The linen will keep you cool, while the unique buttons keep the outfit from looking drab.

SGD139 on Zara.

ASOS DESIGN skinny double breasted blazer with gold buttons

Choose one in an unexpected yet regal colour like this burgundy that can take you from work to a date night- all while the complements roll in!

Retails on ASOS for SGD111.99.


If you’re feeling adventurous but not ready to go full herringbone pattern à la Lee Gon in the first post, try this subtler version. The tone-on-tone checks creates some texture to the blazer to keep it from being boring, but is versatile enough to style with anything.

Retails on Zara for SGD159.

Lee Gon’s style tip #2: Button all the way to the collars for a more regal look

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Why not ditch the blazer altogether? If the thought of wearing another layer under the hot Sun makes you shudder, but still want to look and feel like a King, button up all the next time you put on a shirt. Try mandarin collar shirts for a more comfortable fit.

Stick to neutral colours like black, white, and blue for Lee Gon’s look and don’t forget to pair this basic piece with a well-fitted pair of pants instead of go-to jeans.

Contrast Arm Patch Long Sleeve Shirt

Spice up your fit with a splash of contrasting colour. This affordable option has the stand collar feature that the actor is often seen in, and is casual enough for a weekend out.

Available on Zalora for SGD32.90.

Regular Fit Linen Shirt

Refrain from an oversized or baggy fit in your shirts and choose a slim or regular cut like this one for a more flattering look. If you believe in less is more, invest in shirts with neutral colours that’ll fit into any occasion you’re dressing for.

SGD89.90 on Zalora.

Lee Gon’s style tip #3: Monochrome outfits work for every occasion

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Here’s one look that virtually what anyone can do with the clothes they already own: simply choose a top and bottom of identical or a similar shades for an instantly pulled-together look. Take it from the royal and wear black with black, a simple outfit formula to stick to on days where you feel as though you have nothing to wear.

Tapered Elastane Textured Pants

When in doubt, stick to basics! This slightly elasticated pair of pants has a tapered cut for a sharp look you can comfortably wear in the boardroom or a day out.

SGD44.88 on Zalora.

Structured Turtleneck Sweater

Try wearing a mock neck or turtleneck top your next night out: the high necked style instantly elevates your regular pair of pants. Choose materials such as cotton, rather than wool, which may be too warm for our climate.

Retails on Zalora for SGD89.90.

Lee Gon’s style tip #4: Pull off a casual but polished look with white sneakers

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Despite his status, Lee Gon isn’t one to shy away from the classic sneakers. Swap out your dress shoes for a pair of comfortable shoes, although you should choose a lifestyle or fashion sneaker that’s sleeker, rather than one for sports to replicate his look. Be sure to avoid flashy colours or brand logos for a more understated look.

adidas Original Stan Smith

You can’t go wrong with this classic! This popular sneaker has a timeless silhouette and a simple colourway to match any outfit you’re wearing, while remaining comfortable for long periods of time.

SGD138.99 on ASOS.

Fred Perry Underspin leather trainers in white

Or, for an even more low-key look that’ll draw attention to your flawless fit, choose this pair from Fred Perry that’s all white, with simple gold accents, that is versatile enough for everyday wear.

Retails on ASOS for SGD130.