• top frame 
  • Genre painting of Shin Yun Bok, 1816
  • Magnifying Glass

Korean Daily Life
Shin Yun Bok, 1816
Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Art Resource, NY


Family Man

After his wedding, a groom would return to normal attire. The style of shoes for Korean men was very similar in structure to those worn by women. However, the toe was more bulbous and, rather than being covered in delicate silk, menís shoes were of heavier and more durable velvet or leather, the only ornament being relegated to the toe. The socks worn with these shoes were white and softly quilted and would now be made for him by his new wife.