A Barong can look good on Expats who want to attend pinoy formal events and local business functions. A good example would be Hollywoood's resident auteur Quentin Tarantino, he looks very dashing in a hand-embroidered piña Barong by Tesoros.
In fact, every true-blooded pinoy male should have one ready in his closet with the white comfy undershirt.
Wearing a white undershirt or sando is a must to avoid "bactung" or bakat utung which means your nipples are erect and showing through the barong - a common fashion faux pas when wearing the barong.
You may try known tailoring masters like Arthur's.Arthur's Tailoring & Cut-Rite
• Diamond Finance Building 603 Edsa Cubao 1100 Quezon City Metro Manila |Phone: +63(2)7264837
• G/F Arthurs Building 2203 Taft Avenue Malate 1000 Manila Metro Manila | Phone: +63(2)5835343
• Arthurs Building 850 J.P. Rizal Avenue 1200 Makati Metro Manila | Phone: +63(2)8997937
• 816 Pres Quirino Avenue 1000 Manila Metro Manila | Phone: +63(2)5230053
For Barongs (customary Filipino formal wear or suit) you can have one custom made by any Filipino tailor, haberdashery or wedding couturier. There are such tailor shops at the malls that cater for the Barong demand such as King Philip Tailors and Kingsmen.
Where to find the Tailors in Manila:
King Philip Tailors
Ayala Avenue, Glorietta 1, Ayala Center, Makati City, Manila, 1224
Kingsmen Custom Tailors
Address: Century Plaza Bldg., 120 Perea Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines
King George Men's Boutique & Custom Tailor
1008-D Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
Daneche Tailor Shop
Robinson's Galleria, 112 Park Ave., Edsa cor. Ortigas Ave., Pasig City, Philippines
Other Tailors throughout Manila:
Rich & Famous Men's Clothing
Rm. 204 2/F Pension Virginia Building Pasay Road, San Lorenzo Village 1200 Makati Metro Manila
Manila Barong Center
Plaza Nuestra Senora De Guia 410 Plaza Ferguson Ermita 1000 Manila Metro Manila
Lord Jeson Originals
800 Quirino Avenue 1004 Manila Metro Manila
Van Rowin Tailoring & Haberdashery
Consolacion Building 1 Gen. Santos Street Cubao 1100 Quezon City Metro Manila
RM Manlapat Tailoring
85 Timog Avenue South Triangle 1100 Quezon City Metro Manila
Prince Albert Tailoring
17-A Gilmore Avenue Quezon City Metro Manila
Barong Tagalog-Retail, Boutique, Designers-Apparel
Or buy one ready-made at the department stores like SM or Robinsons.