Fashion famously comes in cycles and things once considered past it can make a surprise appearance on the runway.

Is that what’s just happened to the lungi?

Depending on where you’re from, a lungi is either what you’re wearing right now, what your dad and grandfather used to wear, or the thing you had to sport as a tourist to cover your legs when visiting a temple or pagoda.

But the lungi – or lungyi, longyi, sarong etc – has now found its way on to the High Street.

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESMen wearing longyi in Myanmar (file image)

Image captionMen across a huge area of the world sport a lungi as their daily attire

The lungi is a tube-shaped piece of cloth wrapped around the waist and tied together at the front.

It’s been a veteran garment, mainly for men, in many parts of South and South East Asia…

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