Long Live The Guayabera
The “guayabera,” as the shirt is called, refers to a type of shirt with usually two or four distinct patch pockets and a vertical row lining in the front and back of the shirt, similar to pleats.
It’s exact roots can’t be pinpointed but it’s said to have spawned from a Hispanic or Caribbean background. The name is supposedly from Cuba, where the countrymen wore these types of shirts that their wives made to help make it easier for them to use all the large pockets to carry guava in from the fields.
Your grandpa’s attire is now in style. No longer do you have to say, “Ew!” You’ll be begging to borrow his shirt to stay hip and round out your closet wardrobe.
You don’t have to be a dude to rock the look either. Fashion lines are coming up with the guayabera dress for the females. It’s a longer version of the shirt and typically shown with an oversized belt to make the dress more fitting and add some spice.
Long sleeve versions of the trend are also being made. No longer is it just a shirt and tie or jacket, the guayabera is taking the place of all three of them. With it’s sharp, sleek appearance, your date wardrobe has changed. Add in the one-piece guayabera and you’re good to go.
Many have even known to rock it at a more laid-back beach wedding. The groomsmen wearing the white, yellow or even blue guayabera as an alternative to the norm of your typical black suit.
Go get your guayabera on!