Style Evolution: JJ Lin

While his talent and success have remained consistent, JJ's style and physique sure have changed over the years

We take a look back at JJ's style choices over the years
We take a look back at JJ's style choices over the years
06 May 2019

We take a look back at JJ's style choices over the years

A couple of weeks ago, homegrown singer-songwriter JJ Lin gave fans quite the visual treat (top left) when he took his shirt off for the camera to reveal his, erm, body of work. A reward for hitting the milestone of 50 million followers on Weibo, the shirtless video of the 38-year-old working out gave us a rare peek of his chiselled abs, which he has been teasing since the start of last month.

But his popularity and physique aren’t the only areas JJ’s progressed in over the years. As he made the transformation from scrawny to brawny, the fashionista has also evolved into a Hypebeast. Read on to see his style evolution.

Debut: 2003
Debut: 2003
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Debut: 2003

Fresh off his debut, JJ wooed the crowd with his flawless vocals as well as an oh-so-trendy outfit consisting of a summer scarf, a sleeveless black shirt, and river wash denim.

​​​​​​​Photo: YouTube screenshot

Pre-2010
Pre-2010
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Pre-2010

JJ’s “Cao Cao” era was perhaps his most stylistically experimental, as he tried everything from waistcoats with sleeveless shirts, to fedoras, to feathered locks.

2010
2010
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2010

JJ’s tartan shirt, silky suit, and Bieber hair might have blended in with the photo wall, but considering how each of those elements have aged, that’s probably a good thing.

2010
2010
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2010

At a Red Cross charity event championing single-parent families, JJ wisely threw on a black blazer over a khaki top and pants.

2011
2011
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2011

JJ celebrated the New Year, as well as the success of his album, She Says, in a festive sequinned scarf.

2011
2011
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2011

We’re not sure which is louder – JJ’s tight red pants, or that luxury sports car.

2011
2011
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2011

Again, we’re not sure what’s going on with those pants, but JJ sure can rock a skinny tie.

2011
2011
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2011

This phase of JJ Lin’s style choices is all but forgotten. Probably for the best.

2012
2012
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2012

When knights in shining armour are in short supply, then crooners in head-to-toe gingham will have to do.

2012
2012
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2012

Hot off the heels of his ninth studio album, Lost N Found, JJ appeared on stage wearing an embellished suit jacket with what appears to be a cape.

2012
2012
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2012

JJ attended the Spring Wave Music and Art Festival press conference in a dapper waistcoat with princely boots.

2012
2012
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2012

You know what they say about real men and pink. We’re not sure about the penguin-esque effect of those high-waisted pants and black waistcoat though.

2013
2013
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2013

Who wears vaguely Christmassy outfits in mid-August? Only JJ.

2014
2014
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2014

JJ showed off his bad boy side at the press conference of Hong Kong’s Spring Wave Music and Art Festival.

2015
2015
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2015

GO FOR THE GOLD: We love how JJ not-so-subtly coordinated his shoes and his sweater.

2016
2016
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2016

JJ looked more like a rock star than ever in his shiny statement overcoat at the 2016 Hito Music Awards in Taipei.

2018
2018
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2018

JJ, who usually sticks to trim silhouettes, tried a baggier aesthetic at the Louis Vuitton Menswear Fall/Winter 2018-2019 show during Paris Fashion Week.

2018
2018
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2018

JJ cut a suave figure at the 29th Golden Melody Awards in June.

2018
2018
17 Aug 2018

2018

While much has changed over the years, JJ's love for plaid remains consistent -- as evidenced by this stage costume from his JJ Lin's Sanctuary World Tour show the other night. 

Photo: JFJ Productions & Unusual Entertainment

2018
2018
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2018

JJ flaunted elevated street style in an Off-White jersey, distressed jeans and Undercover x Nike kicks.

Photo: Instagram/@jjlin

Mnet Asian Music Awards (2018)
Mnet Asian Music Awards (2018)
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Mnet Asian Music Awards (2018)

When attending a K-pop music awards ceremony, you have to look the part, and JJ is giving us the perfect blend of flamboyant and sharp. 

2019
2019
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2019

JJ was all nerdy chic in his geeky glasses, tousled hair, and preppy yet quirky getup. Love the Dior bee pants!

Photo: TPG

Paris Fashion Week (2019)
Paris Fashion Week (2019)
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Paris Fashion Week (2019)

We’re pretty sure JJ turned heads when he turned up at Paris Fashion Week in this dapper Louis Vuitton white suit and harness.

Photo: TPG

2019
2019
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2019

Nothing to say here, just plenty to see.

Photo: Weibo/JJ Lin

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