Saturday, July 31, 2004

Some foreigners are starting a new fad:

short-sleeved barongs with shorts.

this came after a friend and i were discussing that, unlike with filipino sensibilities, it was fine for westerners to mix-match clothes, like a formal jacket with an old t-shirt and other street clothes. but i never expected to see one who actually did with it with the barong.

for those who don't know what i'm talking about, the barong is the traditional formal wear of the filipino. it takes on many forms, including the one below, which, though not very formal,is commonly worn as an office attire. more formal barongs, worn during significant occasions like weddings, usually have long sleeves, elaborate designs and embroidery, and made with expensive pina(pineapple) or jusi cloth.

for more info, go here.

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