Saturday, February 02, 2008

Barong Tagolog

Here is a bit of Filipino culture. The Barong Tagalog is considered formal dress wear for Filipino men. This is what the men wear when they get married. The Philippines is way too hot for three piece suits and wool tuxedos. Barongs are made of translucent fabric, so they are quite cool to wear. They are worn untucked with an undershirt underneath. They are made of silk or other very fine and shimmering threads. They come in different colors. For the most formal events like the one mentioned in the previous post, cream or white is the color of choice.

Eric looking like a proper Filipino gentleman

Actually he was not as bored as the photo above suggests


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