Tag Archives: Clothing

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – LEE SOON EDITION PART 9

12) THE BLUE HUNTING ROBE The Blue Hunting Robe might just be my favourite among Lee Soon’s vast collection of yungbok (융복) which is the attire we have seen LS wearing for sparring, hunting or shooting already many times.  Just as the gugunbok yungbok was worn for diplomatic trips and in wartimes but also by officials for their military exams or the […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 14

26) THE LILAC DREAM GOWN “I attempt to make clothes that men would fall in love with.” I love this get-up so much that I created an extra post for this little gem alone which it so richly deserves in my opinion. I think that the Lilac Dream Gown  is an appropriate name for this sublime dress […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – FOOTWEAR SPECIAL PART 1 – SOCKS

BEOSEON (버선, socks) Beoseon was called the pair of the Korean traditional socks worn with hanbok for protection, warmth, and style. They are also called jokui (족의), jokgeon (족건) or mal (말) and according to a book Hunmong jahoe written by Choe Sejin in 1527, beoseon was called bosyeonmal (보션말). The exact date when beoseon first began to be worn isn’t known, however, the ancient beoseon is assumed to be a form extended from baji (trousers) or bojagi (보자기, wrapping […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – CEREMONIAL ROBES – WONSAM AND NOEUI

WONSAM (원삼) Wonsam is a ceremonial overcoat worn by female members of the royal family, court ladies (sang goong), wives of high-ranking governmental officials and on the special occasion of their wedding also by women living outside the palace during the Joseon Dynasty. It’s been also called a daeui (big clothing), daesu (wide sleeves) and jangsam (long clothing). The queen, princess consort, and consort to the first son […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – LEE SOON EDITION PART 7

9) THE RED HUNTING ROBE For his undercover hunting mission Lee Soon dons an elegant yungbok (융복, a type of military uniform) that consists of a red cheollik (an overcoat) decorated by a dongjeong (white collar strip).  The upper garment has the typical pleated and slitted skirt that enhances the movement and flexibility. Under it LS wears a contrasting blue jungchimak (a shorter overcoat) and white jeogori. The sleeves […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 5 – BINYEO

4) BINYEO Binyeo was used to fix hair and coronets on the head but it was also used as a decorative ornament. It came in many different materials such as gold, silver, nickel, brass, pearl, jade, amber, coral, wood, bamboo, or animal bone. A commoner’s binyeo was made of wood or animal bones. Only the upper class and the royals were […]

FAITH – LONG LIVE THE GANGNAM PRINCESS STYLE

Before JOJ came I’ve been a hardcore Fathling so last year I compiled a list of the modern clothes that Eun Soo wore in the drama. Actually, this is the first drama related fashion post that I wrote only with some minor changes for the purposes of this blog. To begin let me put it […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – THE ROYAL WEDDING & CORONATION SPECIAL EDITION PART 2

2) THE BRIDE InKyung wears a chijeokui, a red ceremonial robe which is decorated with symbolic artwork. The red attire of the future queen represents her role of a helper to the king and a further blessing to the king. The pattern of a pair of birds on the robe signifies the harmony between yin and yang, or the […]