Posts Tagged ‘Kimura Takuya’

Look at dem misty orbs

I think I need to watch 2046 a second time to fully get all the nuances of the movie, but I bought this movie on DVD just because I loved this scene so much and I couldn’t find a high enough resolution version of the movie to screencap it properly.

Kimura Takuya’s role in this movie was criminally short and I find Tony Leung’s speaking voice to be unfit for movie narration, but that’s neither here nor there.

Drama styling tips #3: Moon Lovers

So, uh, the last two episodes of “Moon Lovers” have been really painful watch, so instead of doing that I’ll spam you with the styling, with an emphasis on the guys. (I tend to care more about how men are styled than women, eh?)

Japanese fashion is totally different than Korean fashion. There’s more stress on function and practicality over appearance. Things like how lightweight and durable a piece is is really important to Japanese design. Texture is also super important, and you can see that in the variety of materials used for the suit jackets that Kimura Takuya’s character wears.

Most of these are going to be regarding Rensuke’s (Kimura) style, because he’s the protagonist, and let’s face it, he’s the most interesting anyway. Ren is the president of a relatively large company, so the standard president-work-uniform is there — blazer, pressed pants, button-down — but what I really love about how he’s styled in this drama in particular is that the uniform is mixed in with a laissez faire feel, noticeable in things like throwing in a t-shirt, matching suits with non-preppy shoes, etc.

THE UNIFORM

Let’s start with the full-body shots.

Kimura Takuya is not really a model by any standards. He’s on the short side and just doesn’t have the build of a model, which is why the tailoring on his suits have to be precise, or else he’ll drown in them or look too stumpy. That’s remedied by the his tendency (his stylist’s?) to leave things unbuttoned and not tucked in as to not box him in.

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