On tonight’s red carpet at the American Music Awards, BTS continued their sleek, subtle suiting streak. Compared to their flashier, Gucci-clad looks of the past, the K-Pop group has been favoring a more refined look over the past year or two, complete with minimal tailoring from Bottega and Celine. This evening, they opted for boxy suits from Louis Vuitton, in various shades of black and gray. Their suited-up attire was timeless, but felt decidedly modern too, thanks to the baggy hemlines and belted waists.
Look a little closer at their suits, however, and there was a nod to Korean style that you may have missed. Many of BTS’s suits tonight featured a Hanbok-style tie at the waist, a reference to the specific way that ribbons are tied on traditional Korean clothing. The distinct knotted shape is typically left with long tails, just like how some of their suit jackets were tonight. BTS fans were quick to notice the detail, one writing on Twitter: “I really love how the guys spread Korean culture.” Being proud of one’s roots and looking good while doing it? A winning combo, for sure.