Forensic Fashion
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>Costume Studies
>>1947 Tagalog magaling
Subject: magaling na lalaki 'real man' political boss
Culture: Tagalog Filipino
Setting: local political violence, Luzon early-mid 20thc
Object: costume



* Knox 2011 p174
"The barong tagalog, worn traditionally by men, is a sort of embroidered lightweight shirt made from a variety of soft materials such as piña (pineapple fibre) and banana fibre fabric, and is worn untucked.  During the Spanish period, the barong tagalog saw changes to its collar, cuffs and fit, responding to Western trends.  Since the late 20th century, the barong tagalog has been worn by men only on official and special personal occasions such as weddings.  However, everyday versions abound in the form of polo barongs, linen barongs and even shirt-jack barongs."