The garment known as the Cuban Shirt is a garment with a past. It’s also been known as the Guayabera. The shirt is a very specific type of menswear that has made many names for itself across the Americas. In Mexico it’s known as The Mexican Wedding Shirt, the Dominican Republic reps it as the Chacabana. In Trinidad it’s the Shirt-jac and the Guayabel in Haiti. Each place has it’s own adaptation of the shirt but regardless of where you’re looking for it, the shirt’s got a lot of history. Our version is loosely based on the original; taking inspiration from it’s renowned collar and cut.
Now that you know about this shirt, let us show you how to wear it…
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The “Access All Areas” Look
Like a concert ticket, a fridge door, or a heart; open is a simple yet direct way to wear your shirt – not to mention an airy choice for those hotter months.
The “VIP Section” Vibe
Like a zipper, like a seatbelt, like your office, or that party you weren’t invited to – closed is a nice formal option for wearing this shirt and really brings out the collar and cut detail.
The Unavailable (but… Available)
Like time, like pants, like a heavy bag, somethings are just better off. This look is great for the indecisive amongst us; because really, with the off look you’re able to fluctuate between on, off, open AND closed. You know, try it on for size – see how it feels