Leaders and their partners at the Asean dinner in Manila. The men all wore the barong tagalog, considered formal wear in the Philippines. Photo: EPA-EFE/Pool

Why Donald Trump, Shinzo Abe and Justin Trudeau ditched suits and ties at Asean gala dinner in Manila

When world leaders wore barong tagalog on Sunday they were following Asean tradition of donning host country costumes, which often sparks memes about ‘silly Asean shirts’; more notable this time, though, was lack of women leaders

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Leaders and their partners at the Asean dinner in Manila. The men all wore the barong tagalog, considered formal wear in the Philippines. Photo: EPA-EFE/Pool
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