In Miri you can get a fairly decent bush jacket made at about 600 ringgit (depending on the materials). This tailor told me that he has been making suits for more than 40 years and I think you can trust him to do a good job.
These two suits have been cut and sown by hand and they are neat and good looking. Most YBs were dark coloured suits. These two could be for fairer skinned customers.
The bush jacket or safari suit continues to be a mark of a Malaysian politician since the 1970's. So much so that the Sibu people would call such a suit Buoh Ren Yi Reiin (Minister's suit) So business for men's tailor in Sibu was brisk. Most community leaders had one or two suits made at quite a cost. This suit or jacket could take the place of a three piece suit and a necktie. Therefore when one did not like to wear neckties a bush jacket would be a very sensible substitute.
Umno youths in bush jackets.
A fashionable Parisian wearing bush jacket on a warm Summer's day.
A man wearing a bush jacket in the 1970's.
Brian Dixon who brought bush jacket into Parliament and made it inot an icon.
British Air Force uniform - the original bush jacket.
Abdullah Bedawi - blue bush jacket.
Very comfortable longsleeved bush jacket. YTL family ( a press release photo)
YBs in Sarawak when travelling usually wear bush jackets. A suit would be too impractical.
Have you ever received an invitation card that says " Lounge suit or bush jacket"
I would think the party is for gentlemen only. In such a card ladies are often disregarded. So what should the ladies wear? Batik or smart casual. I suppose. May be I will turn up in a niffy bush jacket made for ladies....There are indeed bush jackets for ladies....