Groom Guide: How to Look Good in a Barong Tagalog

It’s the start of the week and we’re shifting our attention to grooms (ladies, make sure to send this link to them)! Of course, we’d love to help you look your best too when you say “I do”, so here are a few guidelines to keep in mind once you’ve decided to wear a Barong Tagalog on your wedding day.

Groom Guide: How to Look Good in a Barong Tagalog on Your Wedding Day
Photo: Toto Villaruel | Real Wedding: See the Unique Details from this Fresh and Colorful Wedding

 

Choose Good Pina Fabric

There are plenty of fabric options for a Barong Tagalog,┬ábut the best option that’ll make you look like a million bucks on your wedding day is pure pina fabric. Top of the line amongst Philippine hand-woven fabrics, this choice will make you look dashing while you walk down the aisle.

 

Go for a Tailored Camisa de Chino

Camisa de Chino is the inner wear that serves as the lining of your barong. You can buy this from the department store, but it will be best to have one tailor made for you so the length and size will fit perfectly. Always go for an untucked long-sleeved camisa de chino that is the nearest color to your barong.

 

Fasten Up Until the Top

Photo: Toto Villaruel | Real Wedding: See the Unique Details from this Fresh and Colorful Wedding

Wearing a Barong Tagalog is not like wearing a regular polo. All buttons must be fastened for a dignified look.

 

Mind the Length

The length of your Barong Tagalog should cover your behind. The middle point between your shoulders and the floor is a good length to work with.

 

Don't Attach a Buttonniere

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Since the Barong Tagalog has loose fibers, wearing a boutonniere will easily damage it. Reserve it instead for your next coat and tie event.

 

Avoid the Cling

When choosing the right fit, make sure that the fabric does not cling to your skin. The Barong Tagalog should be loose enough for you to slip on easily. This will make it bearable for you to wear even if the weather is warm.

 

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