Thirteen seconds. A thirteen second guest spot. That is all we got. Even though the thirteen seconds G.O spent on the Inkigayo stage on 12 February 2012, guesting on Sunny Hill’s 베짱이찬가 [Grasshopper] were short, he still managed to give us an equal balance of sweet and sexy amid the soft sounds of his honey-laced voice.
I have been enjoying the exploration of G.O’s many endorsements and know I have not even scratched the surface of realizing them all. What is most enjoyable is that in seeking out endorsements, it often leads to more than just a mere peek at the product being featured. This is a good thing in that it expands the material available to share and invariably takes my thoughts to other more substantial facets of his style. An artist’s style is most definitely an extension of his art. On the surface today it may look like I am taking a look at some of G.O’s jeans endorsements when in fact, I really would like to simply look at his denim style.
I admit that lately I have been giving G.O’s style a big chunk of my attention. I can only hope that you are all admiring his style along with me and will continue to indulge this mild obsession. Ok, I know I am not fooling anyone, the obsession is a bit more than mild, but you have to admit, you are benefitting from it, also! <hehe>
As I have mentioned (repeatedly), G.O’s style has run the gamut from cool and casual to elegant and sophisticated. A man in jeans (paired with any kind of shirt) is the kind of wear that could easily fall into both of those categories, depending upon the situation. A man in jeans is rugged, yet casual, and sexiest when he has the body to fill them out. Remember during King of Masked Singer one of the female panel members made a comment about G.O’s thighs and that he looked sturdy? Anyone else scream when she said that?? She was reading my mind – even obstructed by the cumbersome costume of the delightful bungeoppang, G.O looks adorably sturdy in this pair light denim jeans with cut out knees.
The ladies also commented on his broad shoulders but I will leave his shirt/sweater style for another day! I wouldn’t necessarily say that jeans are G.O’s go to pant of choice, but he does seem to have a healthy collection of denim. Some brands he has endorsed (or simply wore) include Denizen Jeans, Tomboy Jeans, TBJ, Calvin Klein, Jambangee, Union Bay, to name a few . . .
Yes, G.O has definitely kept denim in rotation both on stage and off proving that he is indeed divine in denim.
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내게 변치 않는 건 나의 가슴속에 살아 숨 쉬고 있다는걸
The one thing that doesn’t change
is that you are breathing as you live in my heart.
Okay…..I love this line in Nassun and G.O’s digital single One. What is even better is that the line is delivered vocally by G.O and not buried in one of Nassun’s rap stanzas in the song. Nothing against rap…no, I am totally amenable to it, especially when it is being intertwined, encircled and embraced by G.O’s sweet voice. That line is simply one that aches for a sweet voice to sing it, even if not contained in a ballad, but in a pop/rap tune. G.O is the perfect choice and probably only sounded sweeter in Damiano’s No Diet or MBLAQ’s You’re My A+.
When I decided to take this daily journey counting the days served of G.O’s military service, I knew that there would be a wealth of G.O moments I would be able to write about and share. Admittedly, I would have loved to kept it primarily focused on his music. But in a way, that would do him a bit of a disservice. Even though G.O would probably describe himself a musician (and specifically, a vocalist) first and foremost, his time spent on the musical stage, small screen (and soon, big screen) as well as MC duties and his many appearances on variety programs offer us a window to the vast and infinite facets of his incredible talent. And then, there is his charm, which is always in overflow mode. But it was completely off the richter scale in Episode 41 of KBS2’s Invincible Youth.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I am getting excited over the fact that G.O will soon hit 200 days served of his military service. Considering he started at 730, I think it is safe to say that we are finally seeing some serious movement of time! Well, I know for some it still seems like an eternity until he is discharged. Be patient as he will be back with us soon enough. And, he has been faithfully giving us clandestine updates by way of changing his Twitter and Instagram profile pictures. What more can we ask for when he is keeping steady contact?
I think about 바람의나라 [The Kingdom of the Winds] often. I think about G.O ‘s incredible performance in the short and powerful run the show had back in May 2014. I think about how important the role of Prince Ho Dong was for him and in many ways, how it most likely helped pave the way for other potential idol-turned-musical actors to be cast in a Seoul Arts Group production. I think about it all with incredible awe and fondness. And, I think about how special each curtain call must have felt for G.O when he stood upon the CJ Towol Theatre stage being appreciated for his courageous and tender performance.
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.