Mirror, Mirror...

Pity any friend of Park Sung Mok who must wait for him to get ready for work in the morning. Park, a 35-year-old designer with a Seoul clothing manufacturer, has a daily grooming ritual that consists not only of showering, shaving and hair styling, but also includes the careful selection of a sharp outfit to wear and the application of a special skin moisturizer that blocks ultraviolet rays. Preparations can last up to 40 minutes, and it costs Park more than time to look good. He says he spends, on average, $500 a month for new designer clothes. Then there's the...

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