MANILA, Philippines - Korean global superstar Lee Min Ho headlines Bench’s Fall 2014 Collection. The actor, known for his lead roles in hit Korean dramas Boys Over Flowers, City Hunter and The Heirs (his latest), is currently busy filming the highly anticipated 1970s Korean noir movie, Gangnam Blues, which is slated to hit the big screen late this year. Lee Min Ho, a veteran in the world of fashion with a plethora of magazine covers and fashion editorials under his belt, brings pride to the brand as one of its top Global Benchsetters. As one of Korea’s most in-demand leading men, he holds a wide range of endorsements in Korea, China, and Japan. He takes pride in representing Bench, because the brand’s clothing line aligns perfectly with his own personal style.
Expect the best from Bench’s Fall 2014 Collection. Get ready for a palette that plays around with pastels, basic hues and bold secondary colors. Experience cotton, jersey and denim in a whole new light, as they combine with wearable designs that elevate casual staples to a whole new level of hip. Be very, very, excited. Look no further and read on as the global heartthrob cues you in on his style tips and top picks from this season’s “It Collection.”
Stay Polished in Preppy Chic
Looking for a polished, clean-cut look? Master the art of preppy fashion, like Lee Min Ho, by going for classic staples such as a navy sweater layered over a white or plaid button-down. Add contrast by choosing pastel chinos, and slip on your favorite sneakers. Tie it all in with key accessories such as leather bracelets and friendship bands. If you’re looking to make a hip statement, put on a bowtie or necktie to add a touch of dapper.
Pick your Pique Shirt
Pique shirts are an institution and will remain a menswear staple for years to come. Bench’s latest collection adds a twist to this classic tee by adding pops of color to collar, neckline, and sleeves. Marvel at how the right color combinations allow this lightweight tee to transition from active wear during the day to a perfect night out for fun rounds during the evening.
Share Lee Min Ho’s love for graphic tees with the latest designs from Bench. Whether you’re into checkered prints, statement tees, camo prints, or abstract illustrations, you can’t go wrong by picking creative wearable art that matches well with a pair of denim jeans and khaki pants. Be on the lookout for hybrid shirts, too. A mix of color blocks and sassy prints can score you style points that break the monotony of day-to-day casual wear.
Stripe it Up
Summer’s nautical horizontal stripes take a backseat as fall’s two-toned hybrid stripes dominate runways this season. This fun spin keeps your fashion ensembles fresh and complements colored skinnies that extend linear tones further. Go for leather loafers or sneakers that keep you looking fashionably low-key and accessorize with a garrison belt and a cool snapback.
Chambray’s Not Going Away
The chambray button-down isn’t leaving fashion town anytime soon. This season, it evolves into a stylish essential as it levels up with intricate prints that add sophistication and flair. Pair it with Lee Min Ho’s favorite Bench OJ skinnies in tan or khaki, and explore by trying some comfy slip-ons or espadrilles for a laid-back yet uptown look.
Perfume choice can be the icing that cements the impression your overall look leaves. Lee Min Ho recommends his Sure Blue and So in Love fragrances from the Bench Scents line. These long-lasting fresh scents are timeless. Use daily for an added boost of confidence.
Follow in Lee Min Ho’s footsteps and head for the road of confidence and style. Visit Bench stores nationwide and cop the hottest pieces from the Bench 2014 Fall Collection. As a gift for fans, Bench is set to release a TVC starring Lee Min Ho. The commercial features the Korean superstar showing everyone what it means to be a Global Benchsetter by living life in style. You’ll see key pieces from Bench’s fall 2014 collection as well as Lee Min Ho’s in-store favorites. The TVC brings fans closer to the superstar by presenting him in a casual, laid-back atmosphere. Through it, fans get a firsthand look at how this star wears his Bench apparel and fragrance. Stay tuned for this monumental TVC.