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Now Would Be A Good Time To Brush Up On The Barong

Did our venerable lawmakers wear the National Dress right?
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Because the barong, the traditional formal dress of Filipino men, is worn only a very few times, you have to get it right.

The quick and dirty rules are to keep the fit trim, the color fair, and the embroidery simple.

Also, and this is very important, wear with a camisa de chino. We like a long-sleeve shirt that provides an uninterrupted canvas of white under the translucent piña or jusi barong.

Brush up on the rules here and here.

At today's SONA, we're glad to say that the men (and women) did not disappoint. More important than style, the right and proper attire also honors the importance of the ocassion. No matter which side of the fence you sit on, you have to admit that this is good.

See for yourself:

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