It's the second day of summer here in Mississauga, Canada and it's a rainy one. Set up a quick photo shoot with my friend Caden. The gloomy skies made for an even light and the water on the ground created nice reflections. I wanted to shoot more pics of him wearing the longyi but once we got there I was excited by how it looked as a cloak and scarf. I often use the longyi in this way, especially on hikes where there's hot sun or rain. I'll have to shoot with Caden again. The pics came out great. Don't let that mean face of his fool you he's actually super kind (he's normally smiling). He is mean with the dance moves though. I'll be posting some video of him dancing from this shoot once my computer is fixed. You can follow him on Instagram @CadenMackinnon
By Remi Alade-Chester
Short story of Longyi being clutch,
Was rolling too hard at a club in Croatia few weeks ago, my friend had a longyi I gave him. Borrowed it sat in the corner, covered my self with a longyi. Was so clutch in giving me a personal space to gather my self :)
Story by Tin Ko Lwin "Adam"
A funny story, one day, I was shopping at the thrift market with my friends. We walked through the narrow passages between the stalls to find good stuff. When it was about time to go back home, I wanted to poop so bad. I couldn't stand it. I took heavy breaths to hold my shit until I could get to my home. When I got back to my place, I didn't go straight to the toilet. I changed my longyi first because longyi is just more comfortable when you have to crouch for a bit. For pooping longyi is the way to go!
Nowadays as before longyi can be found everywhere in Myanmar. We have so many kinds and patterns of longyi depending on the regions. My favourite are from Kachin state and Chin State. The ones from Longyi Brothers have nice patterns. They made them to be more modern and their thicker ones are more comfortable for colder places. Some can be flipped inside out so you get a new look. They got thick and light versions. I prefer light longyi to the thick ones because I'm from hot and dry place, the South East Asian country of Myanmar.
This is a space for longyi aficionados and newbies (both men and women) to share stories, pictures, videos, ideas and ask questions. We have customers and friends from all over the world who are using their longyi for activities such as motorcycle journeys, bodysurfing, trekking, martial arts and lying in hammocks. They are finding new uses for the garment and we want to know about them. Tell us about your activities, ideas and yourself and we'll post your stories to share with the brotherhood!
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Story by Danny Lee
What I love most about longyi is that they are hugely practical and hence have become my no. 1 most useful item
There are so many ways to use it but the one that I appreciate the most is to utilize it as an instant changing room at the beach or in any other public place. It will cover your best parts while you still have both hands free to change quickly. My wish for the future, a quick-dry micro-fiber longyi for travelling :)
Story by กษิเดช พงศ์อภิกุล Mark Kshidej
อุบลราชธานี ราชธานีริมฝั่งโขงแห่งอีสานใต้ ที่เปี่ยมไปด้วยประวัติศาสตร์อันยาวนานและวัฒนธรรมอันงดงามทีชาวอุบลร่วมกันรักษาเอาไว้อย่างดี
รวมถึงวัฒนธรรมการนุ่งโสร่ง ที่แม้ว่าจะเป็นภาพที่หาดูได้ยาก แต่เรายังคงเห็นผู้คนที่นี่นุ่งโสร่งกันตามโอกาส โดยเฉพาะในช่วงเทศกาล
โสร่งเป็นเครื่องแต่งกายท้องถิ่นของชายอีสาน แต่เดิมทำมาจากผ้าตาหมากรุก อย่างไรก็ตาม ทุกวันนี้เราสามารถเห็นโสร่งลวดลายต่างๆที่นำมาประยุกต์ใช้ตามยุคสมัย
ผมได้ผ้าโสร่งลายดอกบัวนี้จาก Longyi Brothers เพียงไม่กี่สัปดาห์ก่อนที่จะไปอุบลครั้งล่าสุด และผมก็ประทับใจมาก นอกจากความสวยงามเข้ากับเสื้อที่ใส่แล้ว ยังมีความเบาสบาย ไม่อึดอัด
ผมขอเชิญชวนให้เพืื่อนๆได้ลองใช้โสร่งในชีวิตประจำวันดูกันนะครับ เชือว่าทุกคนจะติดใจกับความสารพัดประโยชน์ที่มีมากกว่าการนุ่งห่ม Longyi Brothers
Location : บ้านคำปุน, อุบลราชธานี Baan Kam Pun, Ubonratchathani
Special thank to P'Tao Meechai Taesujariya for shooting these wonderful photos and for the location.
กษิเดช พงศ์อภิกุล Mark Kshidej is a medical doctor from Bangkok. He is an avid traveller and a connoisseur of culture and history. You can follow his travels on his instagram.
Story by Tyler Rosso
I recently went on a nice motorcycle trip with my newly bought longyi (pronounced Lun-jee). I found out real fast how important this longyi was for me! It was freezing at one point while sleeping, so I used it in between my sleeping bag and covered my head with it. It made a nice cocoon for me and kept me warm all night. I use it as a changing room after a nice dip in the hot springs or as a towel to dry off. I used it as a scarf and as a blanket near the fire, as pictured here.
I found out real fast how important this longyi was for me!
The uses for a longyi are endless and I’m super happy I have one. I strongly advise everyone to look into it and pick out one with the pattern you like! They make as great gifts and you would be helping a small business! Order one now! Great job Philippe Koo !!! Can't live without my longyi!!