How to wear: Cuban Shirts
5 WAYS TO WEAR OUR FAVOURITE SUMMER SHIRT
The origin of the Cuban Shirt is absolutely soaked in mystery.
Firstly, the proper name for a Cuban Shirt is a guayabera – if we’re going to get into this, we might as well do it properly. One Cuban origin story tells of a poor countryside seamstress who sewed big old pockets onto her husband’s shirt so he could carry guavas.
The strongest argument for the guayabera’s origin seems to be that it came to Cuba via Mexico via the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade route at some point between 1565 and 1815. The design apparently bore a striking resemblance to a traditional Filipino shirt called a barong tagalog.
But how should you wear our Cuban Shirts? Here’s some inspiration.