ABS-CBN Ball 2019: Metro's Top 10 Best Dressed Men
Here are the best dressed gentlemen at this year's ball!
Last night, the brightest stars in the industry gathered for the annual ABS-CBN Ball—a charity event for the benefit of Bantay Bata. And to celebrate ABS-CBN's 65 years of service to the Filipino people, the dress code for the evening was Modern Filipiniana.
While others may find it tricky to think of how to dress up the traditional Filipiniana attire, these 10 gentlemen prove that the Barong Tagalog can be mixed up and styled in several ways! Ahead, we've compiled the best dressed men of the evening:
1. Richard Gutierrez in Joey Samson
Richard was dashing in a traditional Barong Tagalog—one that was made from five old Barong Tagalog pieces re-constructed together to create a striking new one. Joey Samson isn't called the 'Garment Surgeon' for nothing!
2. Direk Rowell Santiago in Albert Andrada
Direk Rowell donned a Barong Tagalog with elegant, eye-catching embroidery.
3. Enrique Gil
Enrique stunned at the red carpet wearing a modern version of the Barong Tagalog. We love how he incorporated a turtle neck silhouette for that cool, youthful vibe.
4. Erik Santos
Superstar Erik kept things modern but regal! The brass-inspired buttons stole the show.
5. Ian Veneracion in JC Buendia
Veteran actor Ian Veneracion wore a timeless Barong Tagalog, fit for a sought-after actor like himself!
6. Direk Laurenti Dyogi
Fit for a fine, accomplished gentleman like Direk Lauren, this ensemble tells us he knows what classy and classic means.
6. Marco Gumabao in Joey Samson
The Just a Stranger actor pulled off a short Barong Tagalog number, which he styled with black slacks and classic derby shoes.
7. Coco Martin in Suit Up Manila
Here's another classy take on the traditional Barong Tagalog. Now take a look at the detail on this one!
9. Xian Lim in Nat Manilag
Now this is an interesting take on the traditional Filipiniana attire! Xian Lim sported a suit made of piña for a modern yet clean and classic look.
10. Joshua Garcia
Who says the Barong Tagalog should just be the traditional beige hue? Joshua proves that black can still be classy, and he does it with much confidence.