The Barong Tagalog is a beautiful, elegant and distinctly Filipino garment. I only have one and I look forward to wearing it every chance I get. I even recommend grooms choose the national garb over a suit because it’s hard not to get right. And it always looks amazing in photos – especially when the backdrop is an old church.
Yet despite its simplicity many struggle to get a Barong Tagalog right. After having one made I’ve come to understand the best way to wear it. Here are my rules for wearing a Barong Tagalog.