Re: Garb help
- I'm one of those annoying clothing-interested women who knows more about female clothing than mens, so I might be wrong too! :)
Let's start at the start and work down:
> From what I understood (I it is very likely I am very off on this) the Jeogori where a bit less-loose, like a Tshirt is. The outfit in the picture looks to me like a Dop'o, Hakch'angui, or a Shimui, wich all are formal robes worn over the Jeogori.<<snip>>
I'm personally pretty sure that the over-robes are only a fraction bigger than the jeogori underneath.
If you look at, for example, the items found in General Kim Deokryeong's tomb (1567-1596)(Important Folklore Materials 111), the main difference between his jeogori and po is the length moreso than the closeness of fit.
(if the link breaks, search for Kimdeongnyeongjanggunuibok on google)
and compare the size of the Jeogori (Important Folklore Materials 111-1) to the other coats.
You can see similar proportions from the tomb of General Park (ca. 1592)
(or search for Cheongwonjeonparkjanggunchultoyumul)
I'd suggest that the jeogori would be about as loose-fitting as an overcoat. Although length-wise it may be closer to hip or waist-length.
Then you would throw something like the Dop'o over it and it became formal.
I believe you are correct in layering making the outfit more formal.
Oh, and before I forget, if you want detailed information about jeogori construction (although the majority of it is undated and looks post 1600 to me), find a copy of "Traditional Korean Costume" by Lee Kyung Ja, Hong Na Young, and Chang Sook Hwan.
Hope that helps,