1) THE SILVER CHRYSANTHEMUM HANBOK
For his incognito trips outside the palace walls LS choses a less formal attire typical for young Joseon aristocrats. The part we can’t really see is a jeogori (a jacket)with two fronts that are bound together with a strap but unlike the ones worn by women, men’s jeogori is longer reaching the waist. The legs are coverd by trousers called baji which are tied with a daenim (another strap) on top of the boseons(white socks).
The piece of clothing with the wide sleeves is a chinese purple dopo (an overcoat) which can be worn by itself, however, LS put a blueberry sleeveless vest with intricate embroidery of silver flowers and dongjeong (white collar) called dapho that is again bound together with an otgoreum. The dopo and the dapho are fixed with a black jaejodae (a cord tied around the waist).
His feet are covered by taesahye (low shoes used by noblemen since they were so expensive) made of animal skin, lined with skin and fur inside.
As a mature man LS has his hair pulled into a sangtu (a topknot) on the top of his head. There is also a mangeon (a headband) with two gwanjas (little ornaments) placed near his ears which keep the hairstyle fixed. The coiffure is complemented by a gat (a hat) with a gatkeun (string of gemstones added by members of nobility to show their station). I’ve noticed that all LS’s hanboks use the blue colour to some degree with various flowers and plants usually adorning his vest – I wonder whether despite his comments to JOJ about his superficial fashion knowledge he is a closet fashionista at heart
2)THE GONRYONGPO OF THE CROWN PRINCE
The gonryongpo is an everyday attire for the king, crown prince and his first son (the future crown prince), however, the identity of the wearer is crucial and makes for various distinctions. One of them is the colour – while the robe can be made of various colours, red is strictly for the king’s use. Another difference is the dragon emblem (bo) – The monarch’s dragon is 5-toed (ohjoeryongbo), the crown prince’s 4-toed (sajoeryongbo) and his son’s 3-toed (samjoeryongbo), however, I’m afraid there is a mistake on this particular robe because no matter how I look there are always 5 toes on every of the 4 dragons that grace the splendid apparel .
The jaded waistband around LS’s midsection is called gakdae. The robe is comlemented by hwas (boots) and a black ikseongwan (crown worn by kings and crown princes).