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