One of the kids at school wears the coolest t-shirt at least once a week. It’s a lego guy dressed as Superman. On the shoulder it is says BANC. Then I started to notice these shirts on the streets. And not just little kids are wearing them, but older kids and grown people.

Turns out BANC clothing is huge right now. Most of the designs are of a lego guy dressed as a character such as Batman, Superman, Hell Boy or The Joker. Research reveals that BANC clothing is apparently exclusively available only in Korea, and that people in other countries are paying big bucks for the gear. There are pictures all over the internet of Korean celebrities sporting the t-shirts, hoodies and hats.

We recently stumbled upon a BANC store in Hongdae. Not that I expected any different, but there are no sizes bigger than an adult Large. So I will not be sporting any BANC gear because I have the shoulders of two Korean men. Oh well, they are pretty cool shirts for those with regular sized torsos.

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~ by ripcitytoseoul on September 7, 2009.

4 Responses to “Banc”

  1. Those shirts are hip, D. It’s pretty cool that the make a Hellboy version, since the comic is a Portland, OR original.

  2. Banc along with Red Pepper will be available in the US shortly…

  3. whats near it in hongdae? im out there every now and then and im trying to find the place

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