This vintage pastel blue guayabera shirt for summer wear is in a hard to find larger size.
The guayabera is a men's shirt that is popular in Latin America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, the West Indies, and Zimbabwe. It is also referred to as a "Mexican Wedding Shirt" and some call these Cabana Boy shirts.
July 1st is recognized by many Cubans as "Día de la Guayabera," or Guayabera Day.
Worn by celebrities such as David Boreanaz (Jason Hayes/Seal Team, Seeley Booth/Bones and Angel/Buffy The Vampire Slayer).
This one measures:
Length from center back of the neck to hem: 29.5"
Neck point to shoulder point: 6.75"
Shoulder point to sleeve hem: 10.25"
Around hem: 50"
Please remember to allow for ease of movement. Compare to a shirt of your own that fits comfortably, please.
Label: Guayabera by Haband of Paterson. Permanent Press. L. (this company is still in business today)
Fiber content: 65 Polyester, 35 Cotton. Easy care, wash and wear!
Color: Very cool pale, pastel blue
Condition: Freshly laundered, excellent, ready to wear.
Regular squared hem to be worn untucked. Looks really good worn open, over a pristine white tee shirt.
Buttons down front, and on each front yoke peak. Has gorgeous hand-stitched navy blue accents along all four of the pocket's tops.
In recent years, it has gained popularity with vintage obsessed younger generations here in the United States, as well, and is often the choice for a groom and his (grooms)men for a less formal, more intimate beach and or/outdoor wedding, with contemporary designers such as Perry Ellis, Banana Republic and The Gap, and Tommy Bahama offering the same look (but at MUCH higher price points, often starting at $65, and we saw one from Tommy Bahama that was priced over $225 retail...) as a “true vintage” Guayabera.
The penchant to pin down an exact origin is losing steam as a younger crowd stylizes the guayabera. Now it has simply become known as ''classic Latino wear.'' Given the range of looks, that just might be the most accurate.
We are a member of The VFG, The Vintage Fashion Guild.