The Barong, also known as Barong Tagalog, is a traditional, formal men's shirt from the Philippines. VINTA Barongs are a modern take on a beautiful tradition. The VINTA Relaxed Classic Barong is made with cotton-silk blend fabric that is soft, drapey, and features the traditional half-open cut, with a new modern silhouette, cut closer to the body. The slim silhouette was achieved by adding an invisible zipper at the side seam to assist with easy pull-over.
This barong has hand-manipulated embroidery featuring AlagadNgSining’s Filipino Tropico IV design.
The Philippines is both a hotspot and a mega-diversity area, making it a priority for conservation. The country’s forests are habitat for more than 6,000 plant species and numerous bird and animal species, including the critically endangered ones. Exceptionally lush and full of life, Filipino Tropico is a series of embroidery designs conceptualized and illustrated by Alagadngsining, VINTA's in-house surface designer and artist. Read more about each species featured in these embroidery designs here.
Each Relaxed Classic Pechera Barong is made of 30% silk / 70% cotton blend fabric (sourced directly and made in South Korea) with coconut wood buttons. Each barong is handcrafted by Master Lita and the VINTA Gallery team in our atelier in the Philippines. Hand-manipulated machine embroidery is now also done in our atelier.
Please check your sizing carefully; size chart is below. Learn how to take your measurements here.
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Price is in USD, which includes shipping within Canada and the US. This item ships out of Toronto. Allow 1-5 business days for delivery within Canada, and 7-10 business days for delivery in the continental US. Expedited shipping options have an additional fee. Full shipping details here.
Care Instructions: Hand wash (do not scrub or wring)with mild soap or Dry Clean. Hang to dry. Steam out wrinkles or iron in medium-low heat (silk setting).