It was a hive of activity at the National Craft Day, Kraftangan, Jalan Conlay. Ladies were browsing and buying. I was just looking and hoping to find something I like, better still at a bargain .
Then, HE caught my eye - poor fella, he cut such a lonely figure. All dressed so handsomely but people just passed him by!
There and then I thought it'd be good to share some clothes that our men wear with my Readers. I do not have to go far especially for batik. Step into a wedding reception and you're likely to see guests smartly dressed in long sleeve batik shirts. Or even any informal occasion. The younger men have the more trendy wear which makes a fashion statement. Batik need not have the old tag of being unfashionable. Times have changed. There's plenty of choices in our shopping malls, high street shops, bazaars.
I can't say Malaysian men are 'boring' when it comes to batik wear. Our formal events state ' batik long sleeve/ suit' for the dress code. Many do strut out in batik. That's when colours lift their appearance. Did I read somewhere that certain days in the week, our civil officers are required to wear batik for a Malaysian - kind of identity ?
Recently, I took some visitors from India to the Kraftangan Centre. The designs and colours can appear rather bold to outsiders but choices are immense. Like any fashion, follow your style! Choose the colours that complement your skin tone. Our garment designers seem to favour leaves and flowers as motifs. Just keep some notes in your wallet, or the plastic, if preferred.
Afer paying close attention to these guys and what they wear, I think I should be in a better position to offer advice and dress MY man well. Go ahead, give YOUR man ideas and make him stand out in the crowd !
Crosses, squiggles etc all make a carefree look
It's always summer here but autumnal tones are welcome
Our orchid makes a subtle impact
When the dress code says 'smart casual', I guess this will do fine!
Pink and wearable - at least it shows you're in the pink of health!
How's this for a tiffin lunch with the family?
Contemporary design and the favourite black too
Get ready to party! Beside every man, there is a lovely woman too:)