Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

As one of the most popular styles of hanfu, Ming Dynasty Aoqun has a rich variety of styles and styles, and the Jiaoling Aoqun is one of the most common styles.

This article is based on the artifacts of Jiaoling Aoqun, so that you can quickly understand the correct Ming Dynasty Aoqun top shape for your next hanfu purchase as well as hanfu making.

Image quoted from hanfu making hobbyist @Sue簌簌.

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

 

1 Overall

1.1 Youren (右衽, the left lapel covers the right lapel).

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

1.2 A single layer is a Shan (衫) and a double layer is a Ao (袄).

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

Shan (left), Ao (right)

1.3 Cutting method: with center seam and no shoulder seam.

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

 

2 Collar

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

 

3 Sleeves

3.1 Aoqun top can have a variety of sleeve shapes.

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

3.2 Pipa sleeves are wide, not narrow.

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

3.3 The benchmark through-arm length of Pipa sleeves is nearly two meters.

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

3.4 The sleeve root should not be too narrow.

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

3.5 The sleeve is divided into a section or two sections connected.

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

3.6 Sleeve pleats often accompany the existence of the sleeve edge.

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

 

4 Garment body

4.1 The underarms should be curved.

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

4.2 It is right with or without shoulder pleats.

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

4.3 The waist should not be purposely tightened.

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

4.4 There is a proportional relationship between the width of the waist and the width of the hem; the hem should be curved.

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

 

5 Other

5.1 There should be slits at the side.

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

5.2 Location of lacing.

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top

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Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top
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Guide to Choosing Ming Dynasty Aoqun Top
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