One thing we were encouraged to do in Vietnam was to get some clothes made in Hoi An. Why Hoi An? Quite simply, its tailors are renowned as being the best in Vietnam – although I'd go so far as to say they're the best in all of South East Asia . We didn't know how good Hoi An tailors were before we arrived. But we were. Vietnamese clothing refers to the traditional clothes worn in Vietnam. Contents. [ hide]. 1 History; 2 Examples of garments; 3 Twentieth century; 4 References. History. This section focuses too much on specific examples without explaining their importance to its main subject. Please help improve this article by citing. Most Vietnamese people wear new clothes to celebrate Tet, or the Lunar new year, in order to promote a fresh beginning to the year. Although Western-style outfits are more convenient for daily chores, the traditional tunic, or Ao Dai, reappears each Tet. These tunics add to the festival's formal atmosphere. Read More».