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      The hanbok is a traditional korean garment. Still called "joseonot" in North Korea, it is one of the few traditional garments in the world that has stood the test of time. The hanbok, which literally means "Korean garment", is today one of the most important elements in the tradition of South Korea. It is characterized by fiery colors and simple lines. Hanbok is mostly worn for special occasions such as weddings. It can be worn by both men and women.

      Hanbok’s History

      The forerunners of the Hanbok were the shaman costumes of the North Asian nomads. First of all, they were distinguished by the unrestrained cut - spacious pants for men, wide skirts for women and loose blouses. The details and length of the garments varied depending on foreign influence. The peace agreement with Mongolia introduced new fashions - shorter blouses, changes in skirt length, ribbon on the chest, and rounded sleeves. The final modifications occurred in the XIX century - a woman in a hanbok outline began to resemble a bell-shaped - a dense short top smoothly passed into a wide skirt to the floor. Men's costume remained virtually unchanged.

      What material is Hanbok made of ?

      Traditionally, hanbok was sewed of monochrome fabrics. The choice of color was thorough: the nobility flaunted in saturated bright clothes, commoners wore more modest clothes. There was also a ban on white clothes for the poor - it was the prerogative of the high society. The rich wore silk, while ordinary Koreans contented themselves with bleached cotton. Later, the hanbok was worn daily by ordinary people-the aristocracy fell victim to Western fashion and changed into the Korean national costume from occasion to occasion.

      The hanbok is an important element of Korean culture and its historical heritage. Of course, modern clothing has supplanted the national costume - in South Korea people dress in the Western style, while North Koreans are instructed to dress according to the preferences of the country's leadership. But both countries have ceremonies with Oriental beauties and handsome men in bright hanboks during celebrations. Korean costumes are worn for weddings, festivals, and they are also worn by children on their first birthday. Hanboks and chosonots enchant with their flowing lines, colors, and most importantly, they suit not only Koreans but also foreigners! Hanbok is beautiful!

      Men Hanbok

      The hanbok is indeed a traditional outfit usually worn by Koreans for special occasions. It is a chic and elegant suit that a man or a woman wears in order to show off their personality. It is an outfit made from a combination of beautiful Korean fabrics with unique colors.

      The men's hanbok can usually be made up of a short jacket and thick pants that are tied at the ankles and called "baji". These two garments can be worn with a long unisex cut coat called "durumagi". However, men's hanbok is not limited to these three garments. There are also "Gat", "Kkotsin" and "Beoseon".

      The Gat : it is the hat that men usually wear on their head on their hanbok.

      The Durumagi: it is a traditional coat that is worn for special occasions. It allows to cover the short jacket and the traditional pants.

      The Baji : it represents the lower part of the hanbok for men. It plays the same role as the Western pants, with the difference that it is looser and is tied at the ankles. If the baji is so big, it is particularly to allow its wearer to easily realize the sitting position on the ground which is very often practiced in Asia.

      Kkotsin: these are silk shoes that the man wears on his hanbok. Kkotsin are usually decorated with patterns and symbols like flowers. Their main role is to complete the whole hanbok in order to make it more beautiful.

      Beoseon: these are the pairs of socks that men wear on their hanbok outfit, but also women. Beoseon for men are characterized by their particularly straight seams.

      Men Hanbok, a garment full of symbolism

      The beauty of the hanbok lies mainly in the matching of its colors and the simplistic style of its lines. For Koreans, the value of a man is his integrity and that of a woman is chastity. As such, a man should make sure to wear a garment and hat worthy of his rank while a woman should cover her face with coats on the outside. The hanbok is an ideal outfit to express one's values and principles. It reveals very few parts of the body and exudes a pure and virtuous beauty.

      The harmony of colors being the main element of the hanbok, we discover on the market a large collection of hanbok for men with different colors. There are models of hanbok for men, but also sets of hanbok for women, and for children and families.