Known for its wear as a normal dress code of the men in the east especially India, and in the Polynesian Islands like Samoa, it has now made its way to the ” IN BEACHES” across the globe.
As the men in the east and Polynesia wore differentiated by the various designs and tribes as per their “sarongs” just so strangely enough are the sarongs on the beach designed and worn by different men and women of different “tribes”.
But here tribe would stand for where you bought yours and the name brand which in turns offers recognizable status to the wearer as brand names are a “big thing” on the beach scene.
The everyday traditional Beach Sarongs are worn by men as per their traditional wear since days “of the past” and are part of their history and culture.
It is traditionally made of a long rectangular-shaped piece of material with different designs depicting each tribe or region.
The colors of the material and shapes play an important role as well in the traditional wear whereas the Beach Sarong is worn as a status symbol connecting to brand names and costs putting you in fashion and label “tribes” that can be irritating to the original design and wearing symbolization.
But it seems to be a normal thing for the western, so-called modern fashions, to steal designs from the traditional wearer and make it theirs, no matter what the meanings may be behind the traditional cloth may be.
But the desecration of someone’s tradition for profit set aside for now, we can see how easy this fashion statement has taken over the beaches of the world because of its comfort and ease with which it can just be grabbed and cover up the very revealing costumes women wear on the beaches today, as well as some men’s very daring and revealing costumes (which some say the Sarong is a blessing in this case.
The designs have stuck to the proper traditional designing themes (said with a sigh of relief) but mostly similar to the “late hippie era of tie-dying” patterns being the favorite amongst beachgoers especially surfers.
So from its small beginnings of traditional wear for men in the tropics to stay cool and movable to daily work to covering up daring and revealing men’s swimwear I think it can be a fair trade for our mind and eyes to be at peace?
I leave that with you to answer.