I Know That Heart of Yours Will Come to See That You Barong With Me

Kudos to kababayan Accordion Guy on his commitment to the barong for his much anticipated hitch-up. The barong is also my outfit of choice for classy coat-and-tie events; there’s no formalwear quite like it: cool, breathable, easy to wear, without any complicated knots or color schemes to worry about. As an added bonus, the people around you can rest assured that you carry no concealed weapons on your person.

See Joey’s entry for links on the traditional Filipino barong, plus pictures of him wearing it. And here’s a photo of me in my barong, among lifelong buddies at Martin’s wedding in 2002:

Me in barong among friends in suits

Also previously mentioned here. It’s pronounced “buh-WRONG.”