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A surprise fact behind male actors’ historical costumes in K-dramas

The image of Song Joong Ki, Park Bo Gum, Lee Jun Ki… would change surprisingly if they wore historical costumes properly.

If you are a K-drama lover, you are no stranger to the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) – the setting of many famous historical works. The Joseon Dynasty‘s men were elegant and strong while wearing a cylindrical Heungnip hat in shape with a wide brim as well as topknot (called Sangtu) and headband (called Manggeon).

This black mesh headband is considered fashionable in films, but in fact, it does not look that beautiful. In the past, Manggeon was tied higher than half of the forehead instead of horizontally close to the eyebrows as K-dramas often describe.

Manggeon's position in films and in reality
Manggeon’s position in films and in reality

If you tie Manggeon like this, the forehead will be exposed and the hair will be raised high, making the face rough and big. If we do it properly, perhaps our ancient handsome men will not be as attractive as they are now. Let’s see how actors “transform” with Manggeon tied low – high to verify.

Lee Jun Ki is still handsome but he gives a different vibe
Lee Jun Ki is still handsome but he gives a different vibe
Lee Jong Suk clearly doesn't fit this image
Lee Jong Suk clearly doesn’t fit this image
Gong Yoo is now even "dumber"
Gong Yoo is now even “dumber”
Kim Soo Hyun is a bit different, too
Kim Soo Hyun is a bit different, too
It seems that Manggeon can't make Song Joong Ki less attractive
It seems that Manggeon can’t make Song Joong Ki less attractive
Park Bo Gum's "serious" face is less serious thanks to Manggeon
Park Bo Gum’s “serious” face is less serious thanks to Manggeon
For Yoo Ah In to become this messy, it can only be because a hilarious fan of him edited the image
For Yoo Ah In to become this messy, it can only be because a hilarious fan of him edited the image
Now we have to admit that despite "deceiving" viewers, Korean filmmakers worked with a sincere heart, right?
And Kim Yoo Jung in “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds”

Now we have to admit that despite “deceiving” viewers, Korean filmmakers worked with a sincere heart, right?

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