As I was posting some pics on a thread on Manila tailors, I wondered if there was a thread devoted to the barong (tagalog) or other types of traditional Philippine styles of dress. Couldn't find one. So here it is. Thought I'd start it off w/ some pics of former presidents and their first ladies -- or first something in Aquino's case (not sure if the male mannequin in the pic is of Benigno or not). They are all taken from a family museum at Villa Escudero. I think they're all the real thing. It's interesting to see the different styles over the years. Never heard of people wearing barongs w/ white or cream pants, for example. Here they are: Emilio Aguinaldo: Manuel L. Quezon: JosÃ P. Laurel: Sergio OsmeÃ±a: Manuel Roxas: Elpidio Quirino: Ramon Magsaysay: Diosdado Macapagal: Carlos P. Garcia: Corazon Aquino: I skipped a few presidents and first ladies: Marcos and Imelda, mostly out of disgust for their actions; Ramos mostly out of distaste for the style, and Estrada, out of a mixture of both. Pls. feel free to add your own pics. I'll add some more too.