Baju Melayu is a must be owned cloth by Muslim men. Currently, there are many types of baju Melayu that come in a whole suit – pants and shirt or come as a just shirt. There are also Middle Eastern influences – baju Melayu style such as Pakistani or Arabic kurta.
In Malaysia, Baju Melayu is identical to Muslim clothes for men. Usually, the cloth is worn during the Raya celebration or religious events. Currently, many baju Melayu designs are modern, but still shariah-compliant. You can also use it for formal to informal events. Before deciding which baju Melayu to buy, there are a few points to keep in mind.
Choose the type of baju Melayu that you want
Baju Melayu set comes in a shirt and pants with matching colors. The design is also made with a simple style. If you choose a full suit baju Melayu, you do not have to bother to mix and match the shirt and the pants and get it at economical prices. However, you may want to consider investing in a nice and high-quality songket as a sampin to match your baju Melayu. If you are more interested in just the shirt, choose a nice pair of kainpelikat to pair with your baju Melayu. You can also combine it with jeans, khakis, or material pants. That way, your style can be tailored to the event to be attended.
Consider comfortable baju Melayumaterials
In addition to the types or the design you wish to choose, you also need to consider the material of the baju Melayu. There are two types of materials that are often used to make baju Melayu – cotton and linen.
Cotton is one of the prime materials that is often used in clothing. There are many popular types of cotton materials, such as toyobo cotton, poplin cotton, and jaguar cotton. Toyobo cotton is quite thick and a bit falling off, while poplin cotton is lighter and does not fade easily. Jaguar cotton, on the other hand, has a distinctive feature in its motif, which is the result of the weaving process.
Cotton material is widely chosen because of its soft texture and suitability to be dyed with various colors. Cotton is made from the natural fibers of the cotton plant which are soft, cool, and comfortable for daily use. In addition, this ingredient also does not cause allergies so it is soft on the skin. For those of you who have sensitive skin, we recommend you choose baju Melayu cotton. Unlike cotton, linen is made from hemp and has a slightly rough texture. Although it tends to be easily tangled, linen material is quite strong and has long durability. Baju Melayu made of linen looks charming because of the texture of the visible fibers. In addition, this material also has a high absorbency and gives a cool effect when used. This makes baju Melayu made of linen suitable to wear during the hot dry season.