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We take pride in our exceptional custom barong tailoring, and we've simplified the measurement process for your convenience, eliminating the need for a tailor. You can have a family member or friend take your measurements by following our instructions. However, people may interpret measurement instructions differently, which is why we ask for measurement photos.

Measurement Photos: What We Need and How to Take Them

Using photos as a reference in determining the final measurements has challenges that's why we require three (3) sets of photos. Below are the sets of photos we need from you to guarantee a perfect fit:

1. Photos of Your Body Measurements. Measure following our body measurement instructions. Each photo must show the tape measure with a clear and readable end-to-end measurement figures.
2. Photos of You Wearing a Dress Shirt (Full Body). Wear your favorite dress shirt (or any long sleeve shirt /polo shirt) untucked with a buttoned collar and have your front, rear, and side photos taken.
3. Photos of Your Dress Shirt’s Measurements. Lay your shirt flat and measure following our dress shirt measurement instructions. Each photo must show the tape measure with a clear and readable end-to-end measurement figures.

To ensure an accurate fit, it's crucial to provide us with measurement photos taken in accordance with our instructions and illustrations.

To submit your measurement photos, simply follow the instructions within the order form

We Carefully Review the Measurements

Our process of getting the final measurements for a tailor-made barong goes beyond simply adding room for ease to the body measurements. We conduct a series of assessments to derive the final measurements. In addition to body measurement photos, we also ask for photos in a dress shirt to analyze how it drapes on the body. The three (3) sets of photos we request allow us to get the correct measurements and create the best possible tailor-made barong for you.

Fitting Sample

A fitting sample is a garment tailored to your measurements that you can try on at home. It helps us identify any fit issues and correct any potential errors in the pattern before we cut the fabric for the final piece. This approach can significantly reduce, and possibly even eliminate, the need for repairs or remakes, which means you can have peace of mind about the fit not going as planned.

Categories with a Complimentary Fitting Sample

1. Classic barongs made of piña, piña-silk, or abaca-cotton
2. Classic barongs with intricate thread work
3. Classic barongs that are hand-embroidered
4. Classic barongs with non-standard cuts
5. Coat barongs
6. Wedding party
7. Orders that meet specific conditions

Here's What You Need to Know About Shipping

For Orders with a Single Item

International Shipping: The cost of shipping fitting samples can vary considerably, depending on where you are and how much your package weighs. It can range from USD 18 to 120, CAD 24 to 150, AUD 26 to 158, GBP 15 to 88, or EUR 17 to 105.

For Orders with Multiple Items

International Shipping: Regardless of whether the items are shipped to one address or multiple addresses, the international shipping cost will be charged to your account.
Domestic Shipping: Shipping fitting samples to a single domestic address is on us. If you need them sent to multiple locations, there will be a shipping fee per address. Depending on your order details, we might be able to waive those fees.

When you order an item that's not on the categories mentioned above, you have the option to request a fitting sample for an additional cost of PHP 980.00 (approximately USD 18; CAD 24; AUD 26; GBP 14; EUR 16) per fitting sample.

You're not required to return the fitting sample(s); instead, we'll request feedback, pictures, or videos with the fitting sample.

Details about the timing will be provided in the fulfillment cycle time section of the detailed quote you'll review and approve before confirming your order.

Orders Without Measurement Photos

If it's not possible for you to provide us with measurement photos, we can still accept an order for a CLASSIC barong. However, please note that our perfect fit guarantee doesn't cover this type of order.

A COAT barong is more complex and time-consuming to make than a classic barong. To ensure that the finished product fits well and avoid the need for repair or remake, we provide a fitting sample for customers to try on. To derive the measurements for the fitting sample, we use the three (3) sets of photos listed above. If we don't have these photos, there’s a high likelihood that the fitting sample won't fit properly, and this would make the calculations for adjustments challenging. For this reason, we require measurement photos before accepting an order for a coat barong.

Without measurement photos, we discourage you to place an order for the following items because repairs and remakes are not always possible depending on the circumstances specific to an order:

1. Classic barongs made of piña - delicate and rare; the fabric has supply issues
2. Classic barongs with intricate thread work - delicate and the work is time-consuming 
3. Classic barongs that are hand-embroidered - delicate and the work is time-consuming 
4. Classic barongs with a non-standard cut - have adjustments in the standard pattern; require fitting to ensure adequate fit and proper drape.

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