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8 Korean Actors Who Look Amazing In Historical Clothes

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Hanbok, the traditional Korean clothing, is immensely beautiful, but male hanboks are difficult to wear, as they will make or break an actor’s look. Some actors seem a bit lost when wearing period clothing, while others pull it off and make it look amazingly elegant, graceful and sleek.

Here is a list of 8 actors which we think they look breathtaking in hanbok:

 

Lee Jun-gi

Whether dressed and made up to be feminine or beastly, wearing yangban silk robes, military uniforms, peasant’s rags or Robin Hood-cloaks, Lee Jun-gi looks like he was born to wear history, and that also probably explains why he always starred in historical dramas.

Arang and the Magistrate (MBC)

Arang and the Magistrate (MBC)

Iljimae (SBS)

Iljimae (SBS)

Joseon Gunman, KBS

Joseon Gunman, KBS

The King and the Clown. Cineworld

The King and the Clown. Cineworld

Yoo Ah-in

This actor looks amazing in anything, but hanbok gives him an extra seducing spice.

Sungkyunkwan Scandal, KBS

Sungkyunkwan Scandal, KBS

Six Flying Dragons, SBS

Six Flying Dragons, SBS

Kim Nam-gil

He swooned women’s hearts as Bidam in Queen Seongdeok, and recently showed is cheeky side in Pirates, all looking great in hanbok.

Queen Seongdeok. Photo as credited.

Queen Seongdeok, MBC

Pirates. Photo as credited.

Pirates. Photo as credited.

Kim Soo-hyun

A king’s hangbok (or gonryongpo) is the most difficult item to wear, for it was not really designed to be seducing. Yet Kim Soo-hyun looks amazingly graceful and yummy as a king, as if born to be one.

Moon Embracing the Sun, MBC

Moon Embracing the Sun, MBC

Moon Embracing the Sun, MBC

Moon Embracing the Sun, MBC

Jo In-sung

Although he spends quite some time naked in A Frozen Flower, Jo In-sung is also dashing when dressed up in military hanbok.

A Frozen Flower, Offers Pictures

A Frozen Flower, Offers Pictures

Jung Il-woo

Jung Il-woo conquered our hearts in school uniform but he has also appeared in a number of historical series, and look at him: absolutely rocks that silk!

Moon Embracing the Sun, with Kim Soo-hyun, MBC

Moon Embracing the Sun, with Kim Soo-hyun, MBC

Moon Embracing the Sun, MBC

Moon Embracing the Sun, MBC

Yoo Seung-ho

An incredibly young actor, at only 22 years old, Yoo Seung-ho is already a superstar, and one that looks marvellous clad in black hanbok. We wish to see him in more period flicks! (And we will, next year in the movie Joseon Magician)

Warrior Baek Dong Soo, SBS

Warrior Baek Dong Soo, SBS

Warrior Baek Dong Soo, SBS

Warrior Baek Dong Soo, SBS

Lee Min-ho

How could we leave Lee Min-ho’s role in Faith out? His wardrobe in most of his dramas might be ridiculous at times (remember the Heirs?) but who could resist him in Goryeo period armour?

 

Who are your favourite hanbok-clad Korean actors?

 

 

(Editing by Adrian Cheng)

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