Winter Repeat: The Royal Tailor (2014)


The Frock Flicks team is taking some extra time off at the end of 2020, and we’re repeating a few classic posts from the archives.


For a fun entry-point into Korean historical drama, check out this movie about dueling court tailors. No marital arts, not much romance to speak of — instead, it’s all about about two men who conflict over needle, thread, and politics! Fabulous costumes and hairstyles, of course. The Royal Tailor aka Sanguiwon is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime or through your library on Kanopy.


The Royal Tailor (2014)

The Royal Tailor (2014)




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5 Responses

  1. grace p brady

    I absolutely adore this film! It’s so charming and a bit heartbreaking. The Queens dress is what dreams are made of

  2. ThoraSTooth

    This film is for textile lovers. As a dyer I particularly enjoyed the scene of silk dyeing, and the set dressing supporting the various textile-related activities is really great. The whole thing is just gorgeous visually.

  3. Roxana

    There are some movies where plot be damned! You just eat up all that gorgeous eye candy! 😉 But this sounds quite interesting in a quiet, scholarly way.

  4. Starling95

    I loved this movie! the costumes where truly something else. If you are looking for a more funny but historical show I would recommend a show called “Mr.Queen” which even features a whole breakdown of a historical costume for a queen!