If you are looking for some Korean fashion (which is, let’s admit, some of the best fashion in the world), make sure to check out Korelimited.
Korelimited is a Korean streetwear brand that is focused on keeping Korean history and culture relevant through its clothing. It’s all in the name ‘Kore’ – Keepin Our Roots Eternal.
I’m not much of a fashionable person myself, so when Kore reached out to me I was quite surprised. However, once listening to what they had to offer I was interested.
The clothing sticks to its core (or should I say… Kore), and that is bringing the roots of modern day Korea into contemporary culture through streetwear.
It was this value that appealed to me. As a primarily Korean blog, I’ve always tried to share not only travel advice for the country, but also aspects of the lifestyle and culture.
With that being said, today I would like to bring you a review of the clothing from Korelimited – a Korean streetwear brand that has a unique and historical twist.
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What is Korelimited?
As I mentioned above, Korelimited is an American-based Korean streetwear company that is focused on bringing Korean history and culture in modern fashion.
In this respect, it stands apart from other streetwear. Many of the pieces of clothing offered by Korelimited are highly symbolic of Korea, and as such, they are ideal for anyone who loves Korea and its culture.
They offer many different types of clothing in many different forms. It’s possible to buy a complete outfit (including accessories) from them alone!
There is one thing that I can say about Kore clothing from my experience, however, and that is that you will stand out. The clothing is eye-catching, unique, and fashionable.
Although I am not the most fashionable person myself, my girlfriend is, and she has enjoyed wearing Kore clothing. She’s received a lot of compliments – especially for the hat.
The Korean Flag – Taeguk.
I included an image of the Korean flag here because it is important for understanding the designs of some of Korelimited’s clothing. Many of their clothes have elements of the flag in them.
Both the Seoul Angeles Tee and the Taeguk Barcode Crewneck below use aspects of the flag. You can also expect to find flag-inspired designs in many more of the clothes offered!
Korelimited has a large variety of different types of clothing. They offer everything from basics such as T-shirts and pants, all the way to hats, bags, and facemasks.
All of these products represent Korea in some form, and they manage to do so in a fashionable way.
They also have many different collaborations with celebrities and even idols, and these often result in limited edition clothing.
We received five pieces of clothing, and I will be writing a short review of each piece here. However, it’s worth noting that what is shown here is far from their whole selection.
Whatever piece of clothing you are looking for, Korelimited has something for you. You can find their whole catalogue here.
Seoul Angeles Tee
The first piece of clothing on this list is also the item that I was most excited for. That is the Seoul Angeles Tee!
This shirt comes in three different colours – Carolina blue, light pink, and white heather. This is one of the brighter shirts offered by Korelimited and for that reason it is an ideal shirt for spring and summer.
The front of the shirt is minimalist, with only the words ‘Seoul Angeles’ being shown. However, the back of the shirt is where the real appeal is.
The back of the shirt features a circle in the design of the Taeguk – Korea’s national symbol and that which can be seen on the flag. The symbol represents balance in the universe, and it is used in buddhism and confucianism.
In front of the Taeguk is a skyline of Seoul which most notably features Namsan Tower. The tower is flanked by seagulls and palm trees, and that is where the Angeles part of Seoul Angeles comes in.
I love the design of this shirt because it feels like it brings summer vibes to Seoul. This is definitely a shirt meant for the warmer months, and I look forward to going to the beach with this T-shirt.
March 1st Tee
The March 1st Tee is perhaps the most culturally important shirt that Korelimited offers. If you don’t know what March 1st is, I highly recommend reading more about it.
However, in short, the March 1st Movement was a Korean resistance movement that took place on March 1st 1919, when Korea was still under Japanese rule.
This was a bleak time in Korean history, and it has had a very strong impact on the culture of Korea today. Independence leaders during that period are often considered national heroes, and the March 1st Movement was the most famous resistance movement against the military rule of Japan.
This shirt is in honour of that day. It remembers the significance of what happened, and shows it in a newspaper-like way. The names and pictures of independence fighters are shown in a form of memorial.
The front of the shirt is bare, with only a small date shown on the right breast.
This shirt is an interesting twist on one of Korea’s most important historical moments. Korelimited has done a fantastic job of bringing Korea’s roots into a fashionable shirt.
It is also made from quite heavy cotton, so this shirt is a good idea in fall and spring. For this reason, I wouldn’t call it a summer shirt. It is also far bigger than the other shirts even though it is the same size. An S of this shirt is the size of an L on the other shirts.
Imperial Seoul Tee
The next shirt on the list is the Imperial Seoul Tee from Korelimited. This shirt is another simple design that comes in light blue, mint, and black.
The front of the shirt shows the Kore logo in the top right, and underneath has the phrase ‘I am not a human being’. This may seem odd at first, however, that is actually the name of a famous Korean streetwear company.
Imperial Seoul Tee is one of the outcomes of Korelimited’s many collaborations, and many of these have limited edition shirts. Make sure to get them quickly if you are interested!
This shirt is of made of good quality cotton and you will quickly realise this when wearing it!
Taeguk Barcode Crewneck
The Taeguk Barcode Crewneck from Korelimited is another very symbolic piece of clothing that shows off Korean values in the form of streetwear.
This crewneck shows the taegukgi (the Korean national flag), in a barcode-like style. Each of the four pieces from the flag is displayed on a different piece of the shirt.
Each of the squares represents different values that can be interpreted differently. They represent the seasons – winter, fall, spring and summer, and can also represent heaven, fire, water and earth.
Coming in black, yellow and azalea colours, this crewneck can fit many different people. Although black is the most simple colour, there are also some brighter colours that will work well with summer outfits.
The outer-wear is made to be oversized, and should generously fit. It is made from cotton and polyester and feels of good quality.
Suits Bucket Hat
The Suits Bucket Hat is the fifth and final piece of clothing that we received from Korelimited. After wearing this hat on the streets of Seoul for a few days, we have received a lot of compliments on it!
The hat comes in three different styles – navy, charcoal and grey. The hats are simple in style, and show the Kore logo on the front.
Made from 100% cotton, the hat is of good quality and this is something that you will quickly realise after trying it on. The hat also features some sewn eyelets around the head.
I appreciate the simple style of the hat as it is neither too much or too little. The hat stands out, but not overly. Although Korelimited has many different hats, this must be our favourite!
Overall, I am pleasantly surprised with the quality of Korelimited’s clothing. Every piece that we received feels premium and solid in quality.
This is something that should be expected, however, as Kore’s clothing isn’t the cheapest.
More importantly though, is that Kore clothing stands out – even in Korea, where fashion is key. The unique designs will ensure that the clothing you wear is special to you.
On top of this, these designs are not only culturally appropriate, but also historically important. This is the most interesting spect of Korelimited’s clothing and something which I haven’t seen done elsewhere.
KoreLimited Final Words
In the end, seeing as this is a review, there is one question that needs to be asked – would I recommend Korelimited for Korean cultural streetwear?
Yes, I would. As I’ve said many times in this article, the clothing is totally unique while also being historically and culturally important.
As a blog that is based on Korean culture and lifestyle, this is something that I appreciate and something that I want to share with my readers.
Finally, the clothes are well made and you can expect quality. With this combination of traits, it’s easy to recommend Korelimited for anyone looking for some Korean streetwear!