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Well it is now time to start my preps of making my GF/Fiance an honest woman.

We are still months away from the actual deed, but for the wedding, I was thinking of a Barong Tagalog for me as I don't want the tie routine...I was actually thinking of shorts and flip-flops but was over ruled on that idea.

So since I am a 3x kind of guy, I was wondering if there were any recommendations for tailors in Angeles City. I know I could go the mail order route, but I have been burned on sizes before.

Yes there will be some of those "DON'T DO IT" responses (lol), but there are reasons for the tying of the knot that go beyond the normal lists of "reasons to get married".

Thanks in advance.

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Well it is now time to start my preps of making my GF/Fiance an honest woman.

We are still months away from the actual deed, but for the wedding, I was thinking of a Barong Tagalog for me as I don't want the tie routine...I was actually thinking of shorts and flip-flops but was over ruled on that idea.

So since I am a 3x kind of guy, I was wondering if there were any recommendations for tailors in Angeles City. I know I could go the mail order route, but I have been burned on sizes before.

Yes there will be some of those "DON'T DO IT" responses (lol), but there are reasons for the tying of the knot that go beyond the normal lists of "reasons to get married".

Thanks in advance.

JM101
Good Morning JM101,

Congratulations to both of you on your engagement. Filipina gals make ( I know from experience) the best wife possible.
Didn't notice before that you live in Angeles. Just about makes us neighbors as we live about 20 minutes away from SM Clark.

I got looking on Google and found This Tailor in Angeles that is listed on Facebook. I'm sure there are others listed but this is just an example.
Also, here is a Search For Tailors In Angeles.

If you get over to Marquee Mall, the Angeles city hall etc is just about behind the mall. You might walk in there and ask some of the city officials to recommend a good tailor. I'm sure most would have theirs made somewhere.


Congrats,

Jet Lag & Family
 
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If you get over to Marquee Mall, the Angeles city hall etc is just about behind the mall. You might walk in there and ask some of the city officials to recommend a good tailor. I'm sure most would have theirs made somewhere.


Thats a great idea especially since I must revisit to complete my marriage license paperwork there.

Thanks

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I bought my barong tagalog at the Kultura store in SM Megamall and there is one in SM Clark as well.
It was pricey but I was impressed with the craftsmanship and it fit me very well.
 

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I was going to buy a barong but my wife said they were for church weddings - not courthouse weddings :) But she also would not buy a big white dress ha ha :)
 

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Make sure that when going for that marriage/wedding license/contract you only use the marriage license bureau. Never use a fixer, otherwise your marriage is fake. Weddings can be expensive, especially if it is a church wedding. The Barong Tagalog is fine and you wear with black pants, shoes and a T-shirt underneath the Barong Tagalog. If you have photo/video done, make sure they are professionals and not done by Tiyo Lito. Enjoy and best wishes.
 

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I bought my barong tagalog at the Kultura store in SM Megamall and there is one in SM Clark as well.
It was pricey but I was impressed with the craftsmanship and it fit me very well.
I will check them out.

Thanks for the info.

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Make sure that when going for that marriage/wedding license/contract you only use the marriage license bureau. Never use a fixer, otherwise your marriage is fake. Weddings can be expensive, especially if it is a church wedding. The Barong Tagalog is fine and you wear with black pants, shoes and a T-shirt underneath the Barong Tagalog. If you have photo/video done, make sure they are professionals and not done by Tiyo Lito. Enjoy and best wishes.
Thanks for the info.

I have already made one trip to City Hall and plan on more so my license will be valid (I have heard the same thing elsewhere).

My only problem with a T-shirt is that they all the freebies from the casinos and say "I Love Vegas"...will that show through???? (lol)...OK actually a great and needed idea as it is hot.

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Thanks for the info.

I have already made one trip to City Hall and plan on more so my license will be valid (I have heard the same thing elsewhere).

My only problem with a T-shirt is that they all the freebies from the casinos and say "I Love Vegas"...will that show through???? (lol)...OK actually a great and needed idea as it is hot.

JM101
Wear a plain white T-shirt under the Barong Tagalog which comes in several ways...Natural [made from the foliage fibers of the pineapple plant and is gild in color], or made from white 'jussie' material. They often come embroidered with black embroidery and are beautiful. Your choice of Nehru collar or a collar where you can use a tie,

I know about weddings because I used to be a wedding photographer. I no longer do them, hoerver.
 

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The t-shirt men wear underneath their barongs is called a camisa (also camisa de chino). They have them at SM Department store and Robinsons as well. I went with a short sleeve one as it was June and very hot and humid outside.
 

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So what you guys are saying this is a special T-shirt, not just your normal Fruit-of-the-Loom or Haynes type.

Is this a cooler (temperature) undershirt than our normal cotton type?

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I cant find mine right now but if I can I'll give you all the details.

I think mine was 100% cotton and looked exactly like this one (including the 3-4 buttons) except mine was light tan to match my barong:

Camisa de Chino - Short-Sleeve - BARONG WAREHOUSE

I bought 2 since our ceremony was outside and I knew it was going to be a steam bath. I wore one for the ceremony and then changed after the ceremony to the other for the post-nuptial pictures and dinner.
 

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You need to wear a t-shire underneath your barong as they can be quite see through and you don't want to frighten your guests.
 

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Congrats Mr. From my short 3 years of marriage to a wonderful Filipina, I can say it is the best experience in my life. You are gonna love married life to a Filipina if you let her win (think) most of the time.
 

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You need to wear a t-shire underneath your barong as they can be quite see through and you don't want to frighten your guests.
Mine was not see-through, but my grooms-men's were and as my wife liked purple, they wore a purple T-Shirt under it.
 

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Congrats Mr. From my short 3 years of marriage to a wonderful Filipina, I can say it is the best experience in my life. You are gonna love married life to a Filipina if you let her win (think) most of the time.
LOL...she just read this and agreed....

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