A Barong Tagalog for Eric Mack

Saturday, October 6th, 2007
I came to Manila with slacks, a few eProductivity polo shirts, and a shirt, tie, and jacket for my television interview. These are not common attire here. It's far too hot and humid to spend much time outside in a suit or jacket. So, on Friday night, Pastor Marlan drove me into town to Tesoro's to be fitted for a Barong Tagalog.  This evening, they presented me with a blue and brown Barong, which I will wear proudly for the remainder of my stay here.

Eric Mack with Pastor David Sumrall

I'm told that the Barong is considered formal attire for Filipino men - similar to wearing a coat or a dress shirt. It's lightweight, very comfortable, and covers my temple well (LINK)

Discussion/Comments (2):

A Barong Tagalog for Eric Mack

Wow, very nice. Thanks for all your posts from the Philippines. I've been reading them with interest. My father was Filipino (making me a half-Filipina) and I've never been fortunate to go there. My brother-in-law showed me his collection of beautiful barongs. If I were male I would have to have one.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted at 10/13/2007 4:00:32 PM by Carm Scott

A Barong Tagalog for Eric Mack

Women can wear Barongs too..

Posted at 4/16/2008 7:41:40 PM by Ryan

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