The Barong Tagalog for men, simply put is a fashion statement that features embroidery. Known as a Baro or Barong men wear this popular, embroidered, long-sleeved formal dress shirt. The Barong Tagalog for me is traditional Filipino national dress. Barong Tagalog combines elements from the colonial and precolonial indigenous Philippine garments styles with western influences. It is said that the first Barong Tagalogs were made from basic cotton the Spaniards prohibited the import of silk, and other fabrics, so pineapple leaves were utilized to create the delicate, silvery, transparent fabric that you see todayâ€™s modern barong tagalog made by.