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Loungewear for Men from Cool Filipino Style Brands

Whether it’s for work or a weekend at home, these local brands making loungewear for men will make staying indoors more stylish and comfortable.
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Consider loungewear for men.

With work and most affairs conducted at home, the rules for dressing seem to be suspended in limbo. Being buttoned up and wearing pressed pants can feel awkward when the bedroom is just a few feet away, while staying in your PJs or your old basketball tee just won’t do for the emergency Zoom call.

Loungewear hits that sweet spot. It’s stylish and presentable enough for work and accepting the occasional delivery at your doorstep, while being comfortable and low-key for staying in. Shop these cool loungewear brands for your next wardrobe haul. Good to know: You’ll be supporting local brands and their makers while you’re at it, too.

Staff Co

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Staff Co’s workwear-inspired line and relaxed fit make for a decent stash of outfits for the daily grind. With an effortlessly cool vibe and an understated street flair, it’s a great choice for the minimalist-leaning creative or tech savant. Staff Co has several T-shirts that work well on their own or paired underneath a layer, as well as sweatshirts and hoodies for a cozier feel. That said, we’re partial toward its vintage-inspired work suit—perfect for work and play.

Shop: Staff Co on Instagram

Studio Sampaguita

Mark and Carin Aguas of local haberdashery Masanting Sastreria began Studio Sampaguita to cater to the surge in interest in tailored casuals during the pandemic. The label’s shackets, camp shirts, linen shorts, and guayaberas carry a relaxed and old-school vibe. Their summery tropical colors and local fabrics create that distinctly Filipino look, too. The brand offers tailored pajamas for a picture-perfect, rolled-out-of-bed look. 

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Shop: Studio Sampaguita on Instagram

Piopio

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Born in Palawan, Piopio continues to command a loyal following. Its spirited take on local fabrics and everyday wear captures the energy of island life. From kaftans to kimonos and bomber jackets, Piopio’s pieces are the perfect apparel for nomadic work: leading meetings in the morning then dashing off to the seaside quickly after.

Shop: Piopio on Instagram

Guppy Beach Apparel

Guppy just gets loungewear for men. From peddling swim shorts in its infancy, it has since leaned into a more definitive identity, expanding into sarong pants, open robes, and its take on aloha shirts. The brand merges cozy garments and printed patterns to create loungewear that you want to sink into. Look into Guppy’s coordinates for a more cohesive look.

Shop: Guppy Beach Apparel on Instagram

The Ilustrados

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Look every inch camera-perfect with The Ilustrados. From minimalist sweatshirts to jogger pants, old-school campus shorts to printed Cuban shirts, the brand makes pieces reflective of the trendy garments social media style stars favor. For a more curated vibe, get its matching Cuban coords.

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EC.MNL

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The name EC is fitting for this style brand, not only because it is a combination of the first letters of its founders’ names—Eustacia Rodriguez and Carlos del Prado—but also because it sounds like “easy,” which is what the duo wanted it to be: simple, genderless clothing that redefines dressing at home. The Studio Eustacia owner-designer and the menswear enthusiast combined their shared passion and experiences to create tailored casuals with a whimsical flair.

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Shop: EC on Instagram @ec.mnl

East Prep Club

Casual collegiate clothing harkens back to simpler times, so it makes sense that they make fitting loungewear pieces. Amid the surge of streetwear-influenced brands, East Prep Club offers a fresh take on old-school prep. The brand takes inspiration from old varsity hoodies, classic university tees, and collegiate sweatshirts, all of which can power you through work or school.

Shop: East Prep Club on Instagram

Araw the Line

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Since its launch, Araw the Line has mastered the art of tropical linen wear that can take you from the beach to the city. The brand offers laid-back garments beyond the standard tee. Think camp collar shirts, camisa de chinos, and beach-ready sandos. That said, check out its PJ sets, a favorite for couple dressing.

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Carino the Brand

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While we may dress for the weather, we don’t dress for the seasons (in the country, you’re in the topics year-round). Carino makes a case for turning breezy linens into everyday choices with its use of earthy colors and a fresh take on lounge-ready clothing.

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Pasimano


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Another brand to keep an eye on for clean linen pieces, Pasimano offers ungendered silhouettes and a quiet flair, both of which evoke the feel of Japanese minimalist pieces. We’re keen on its Salo pants that look extra cozy in a crepe-like, cheesecloth fabric, as well as its roomy striped muscle shirts.

Shop: Pasimano on Instagram

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And Again Clothing

Sustainable fashion and repurposing leftover fabrics have been on the lips of style stars for a while, but upcycling flour sacks is another thing completely. And Again breathes new life into these sacks and other fabric waste by turning them into button-down shirts and kimonos. What’s striking is how And Again doesn’t try hard to be fashionable—the katsa and faded screen prints add a certain secondhand-chic flair.

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Rafikimono

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Rich, colorful textiles from around the world are turned into luxurious leisurewear at Rafikimono. The homegrown label offers lush kimonos, tropical shorts, and other pieces designed for utmost comfort.

Shop: Rafikimono on Instagram

Straightforward

For another source for loungewear for men, visit Straightforward, the local brand that mixes the timeless and the essential, from summer shirts to tailored shorts. Get one in each color.

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Roch.ph

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Coordinated outfits have a place in our style book. They’re the easiest way to look pulled together and comfortable, while staying ready for possible WFH meetings.

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