K-pop is slick, from the catchy beats, to the cool visuals. Stars are usually dressed in the hottest threads, from streetwear brands like Supreme and Stussy, to high-end brands like Dior and Gucci. Whether they are on-stage or off-stage, they always look good. Some of them can rock the historical threads just as equally well! In no particular order, here are 10 male actor-dols (actors who are also idols) who show they look great in any time period.

1. Xiumin (EXO) – Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River

Xiumin, the baby-faced oldest member of EXO, makes his movie debut in the upcoming historical comedy Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River. In the film, out in July, the actor plays Gyeon, who is part of a team of swindlers led by Yoo Seung Ho (Remember).

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2. Choi Min Ho (SHINee) – Hwarang: The Beginning

SHINee’s Min Ho portrays the chivalrous Suho in the upcoming drama Hwarang: The Beginning, scheduled to air this winter. Later on this year, he will also be in another historical production, a film called Marital Harmony.

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3. Jung Yun Ho (TVXQ) – The Night Watchman’s Journal

TVXQ’s leader, Yun Ho, appeared in his first historical drama in 2014 with The Night Watchman’s Journal. He acted as Moo Seok, a stoic, loyal, and skilled night watchman, co-starring alongside Jung Il-Woo.

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4. Byun Baek Hyun (EXO) – Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

Baek Hyun makes his drama debut as the spirited tenth prince Wang Hyun in Scarlet Heart: Ryeo. The upcoming show, slated to air in August, is a remake of the popular Chinese series Scarlet Heart (Bu Bu Jing Xin).

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5. Kim Tae Hyung (V from BTS) – Hwarang: The Beginning

BTS’ V is making his acting debut with the historical youth drama Hwarang: The Beginning. His character, Hansung, is the youngest member of the elite group of men. He’ll be credited in the drama under his real name, Kim Tae Hyung.

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6. Kim Jae Joong (JYJ) – Time Slip Dr. Jin

In Time Slip Dr. Jin, Jae Joong acted as the second male lead character, Kim Kyung Tak, a military officer who is after the lead character, Jin Hyuk, played by Song Seung Hun. This medical, time-travel drama was his first historical-era role.

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7. Im Seul Ong (2AM) – The Fugitive of Joseon

Seul Ong looked almost unrecognizable in his period transformation for KBS’ The Fugitive of Joseon. In his first historical-era role, he played crown prince Lee Ho, who later becomes King In Jong.

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8. Im Si Wan (ZE:A) – The Moon that Embraces the Sun

Si Wan, member of ZE:A, appears in the popular drama The Moon that Embraces the Sun as Heo Yeom during the character’s younger days. The historical outfit gave the actor a new charm.

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9. Shim Chang Min (TVXQ) – The Scholar Who Walks the Night

In The Scholar Who Walks the Night, the period attire and perfectly trimmed mustache gives TVXQ’s Chang Min a different aura – mature and refined, the look appropriately fits his character as crown prince Lee Yoon.

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10. Park Hyung Sik (ZE:A) – Hwarang: The Beginning

In Hwarang: The Beginning, Hyung Sik plays the role of King Jinheung, who has a double identity as Sam Maek Jong. Due to his status as king, his character is naturally very lonesome and guarded.

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Which actor-idol do you think pulls off the historical look the best? Please let us know in the comments below!


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