Should you be taking a business trip to South Korea, be assured that your clothing is a key aspect in making a good first impression. Clothing laws vary considerably around the world. Facial hair is considered unprofessional. Also I'm 21 in Korean age so I would also like to Know what would be acceptable to wear for the night life like lounges and clubs. Depending on where you are moving to in South Korea. and having a couple of formal outfit at your disposal is wise. No limit to how short the skirts or shorts can be. Email community@lonelyplanet.com if you would like to add to this topic and we'll unlock it for you. Be subtle with jewelry and accessories, South Korea s a nation that believes that less is more in this regard. More information can be found by viewing the following announcement. Lonely Planet. Tops that might even be considered somewhat conservative in the US can draw the wrong kind of attention in Korea. If you are a little thicker, it is going to show whether you do so or not, best just accept it and move one. This topic has been locked by a moderator. But just boobs in general and shoulders are considered risque. So can anyone tell me if my body type would make dressing more difficult. The first boy's school uniform in South Korea originates from the boys' school Paichai Hakdang established by Henry Appenzeller. Please be advised that most Korean schools (public & private) enforce a semi-professional dress code. Shoes weren't so bad as he had to leave his outdoor ones at the entrance and just wore flip flops inside. You can If anyone could help please let me know. For night life and clubs anything is acceptable. Hana Bank is set to allow employees to wear business-casual attire to create a relaxed working environment, industry sources said. Published : Nov 10, 2020 - 14:51       Updated : Nov 10, 2020 - 14:59, Hana Bank headquarters in central Seoul (Yonhap). Dress Code at School Please be advised that most Korean schools (public & private) enforce a semi-professional dress code. South Korea, one of the most developed countries in Asia that has an engrained economic relationship with the west, is very adamant about correct behavior, and this of course includes attire. If you are moving to Seoul you will be fine. Hello I'll be moving to Seoul South Korea very soon and I'm trying to pack I'm going to be teaching English to elementary school level children But I'm not sure what is acceptable for me to wear. Acceptable attire for Men: Dress pants, khakis, collared shirts (short or long sleeve), golf shirts, sweaters (no hoodies), clean shoes, vests, and so on. During your time in Korea it’s highly possible that you’ll be invited to a wedding, formal event, school presentation, etc. This topic has been automatically locked due to inactivity. Please make sure to bring enough suitable clothing to remain presentable during your employment period in South Korea. In terms of it being more difficult to dress? The uniform was created in 1898. Some schools may not allow you to wear mini skirts. The conservative convention of dark suit, shirt and tie are still very much the norm in Korea with smart business suits or dresses being favoured by women. This pic sums it up. Koreans are queens of the belt miniskirt. The uniform was created in 1898. My body is a bit on the "thicker" side and my rear is on the bigger side. Please make sure to bring enough suitable clothing to remain presentable during your employment period in South Korea. Even in winter you will see a lot of girls wearing very short skirts with thick, thigh-high stockings exposing a small amount of skin to the very cold air. update your settings The general stuff that needs to be covered is shoulders and cleavage. Shoe sizes in Korea (men & women) – If you have larger than average feet them make sure to bring enough shoes with you. suit, dress or proper slacks, shirt and tie). Elsewhere is a bit difficult. Hana Bank is set to allow employees to wear business-casual attire to create a relaxed working environment, industry sources said. Both men and women in Korea wear tighter clothes. Clean cut jeans are only accepted by ‘some’ schools. The norm is super mini skirts and covered shoulders/cleavage. However, the community standards of clothing are set indirectly by way of prosecution of those who wear something that is not socially approved. Elsewhere is a bit difficult. Recommended for Men & Women: ESL Job Link advises all male and female teachers to bring at least a couple of formal seasonal outfit to Korea (e.g. When my son was teaching there, he had all his clothes sent from home. Depending on where you are moving to in South Korea. Perhaps only on finding clothes in the country that will fit properly. The uniform heavily resembled the Japanese school uniform, consisting of red color bands wrapped around the sleeves, pants, and hat. For school it really depends. Copy and paste the url below to share the link. No part of this site may be reproduced without our written permission. For night life and clubs anything is acceptable. Hi there, Thorn Tree is currently set to READ-ONLY mode. © South Korea is such a unique country with a culture like no other. by clicking the Privacy policy link at the bottom of the page. Key Points: Dress conservatively and professionally. Non-acceptable attire for Men: T-shirts, ripped or torn clothing, sandals, flip flops, hats, shorts, clothing with offensive or political language/statements, hoodies, dirty clothing, etc. Most Koreans tend to have smaller feet and their shoe stores will have limited selections of oversize shoes and boots available. Please feel free to browse existing topics for answers to your travel questions. In terms of it being more difficult to dress? I don't want to be disrespectful and I'm not sure what's acceptable to wear. He is very tall with big feet so tricky as well. Hi there, welcome to Seoul. In general, Korea has adopted western attire, and by dressing in a semi-formal manner, it would be hard for anyone to get the wrong impression. If you are moving to Seoul you will be fine. we use cookies to improve your experience on our website. In this post, I’ll tell you a little bit about what is acceptable in Korean culture and what is definitely not acceptable. Some places require a slacks, shirt and tie for men others are fine with you showing up in shorts and a tshirt. I am mixed African American and white. Perhaps only on finding clothes in the country that will fit properly. Hello I'll be moving to Seoul South Korea very soon and I'm trying to pack I'm going to be teaching English to elementary school level children But I'm not sure…. Anything larger than a US size 11 for males and US size 8 for females will be hard to find in Korea. Pays to have several pairs. South Korea Dress Code Appearance is important in Korea as in many other Asian countries and it is important that you look your smartest at all times – both for formal and informal gatherings. BIG and/or TALL men & women in Korea – Large and tall people may have difficulties locating retail stores that sell suitable clothing sizes. In general, in most countries, there are no laws which prescribe what clothing is required to be worn. All rights reserved. Note: Wearing a tie to work is not mandatory; however, it’s wise to dress professionally a few times each week. 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