Traditional Korean clothing has its roots extending back, as evidenced by wall paintings in tombs dating from this period. The Korean hanbok represents one of the most visable aspects of Korean culture.
The top part called a jeogori is blouse-like with long sleeves with the men's version being longer, stretching down to the waist. Women wear skirts (chima) while men wear baggy pants (paji). Commoners wore white, except during festivals and special occassions such as weddings. Clothes for the upper classes were made of bright colors and indicated the wearer's social status. Various accessories such as foot gear, jewelry, and headdresses or hair pins completed the outfit.
Nowadays 'hanbok' is thought as clothes only to be worn on special occasions and meetings. Beautiful colors, designs, and unique fabrics makes 'hanbok' the appropriate formal wear.
Korean women like to wear what looks best for them. Here are some facts about clothing that sell to women in their 20's.
l. Simple and clean cut
2. Retro-style fashion with knee-length skirts and sleeves that reach the elbows.
3. Comfortable pants and jacket.
Korean men are beginning to have interest in their own style and image.
Students wear comfortable clothes like jeans and simple T-shirts.
A woman farmer covers her face with a towel to protect herself from the sunlight. GIoves and easy-fitting pants are a common sight to be seen in rural areas.
In the construction areas, a safety hat is a must and jeans are worn by most of the workers.
Eldery Lady's Daily Wear
Elderly lady walking past a market. She still ties her hair in a bun and wears Korean style rubber shoes.
Elderly Men's Linen Hanbok
Usually the elderly wear linen hanbok during the sultry summer. Linen helps cool and easen the heat.
Here is the result of the popularity of Korean fashion in Hong Kong. We have interviewed 61 people.
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