Same same but different? From kilt to longyi


When asked how I would cope wearing the ubiquitous Myanmar longyi I retorted that it will be easy as my national dressthe kilt has been worn proudly by Scottish blokes since the 16th century. 

I wore my longyi this week for the first time. It’s a Scottish themed tartan-ish pattern and everyone (I think) commented on how handsome I looked (taping into my perfect understanding of the Burmese language).
Longyis are worn by men and women all over Myanmar. The male version is usually a cylindrical piece of cloth, wrapped around the waist and held in place with a knot.
Keen to make sure I had it on right, I asked my manager, and friend, Lim to show me how it is worn… I also took a risk management approach, and discreetly wore a hidden belt…just in case!
Categories Myanmar

4 thoughts on “Same same but different? From kilt to longyi

  1. Mary Givney-Clark January 2, 2019 — 4:50 am

    You’ve always loved to frock up Gordon!

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  2. Suits you Sir!

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  3. Throw any dress code and cultural differences at the Muirs…from the Pacific to Asia…they automatcally adapt and accept!!!

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  4. David beckham tried a similar look a few years ago but you wear it so much better 🤗🤗🤗

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