Disclaimer: The following is part of a sponsored campaign with Sofrito Media Group & Guayabera Culture. If you know me… you know that there is nothing I rather wear… that said, all opinions expressed and Guayaberas worn are truly representative of my #JibaroStyle ((Punto))
Here I am with Raul Acosta from Oro Solido a fellow Guayabera Aficionado…. Raul was actually hanging out with other music professionals and Creative Music Group gaining social insight to trends in the world of entertainment.
Speaking of trends… Congrats to Juan Guillen from Latin Trends Magazine, who got his very own Mojito Signature Guayabera courtesy of Guayabera Culture!
For those that asked, here is more info about the Guayabera I wore today… Today’s slection was a Lilac Long Sleeve Embroidered Guayabera – Nicknamed Barranquilla (Saludos a mis amistades Colombianos!) Features of this piece are as follows;
100% Microfiber –
Beautiful embroidery, with a touch of Modern Elegance
Versatile easy wear, easy care
For the uninitiated a Guayabera – [gwahy-uh–ber–uh; Spanish gwah-yah-be-rah] is a men’s shirt popular in the Caribbean (Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Central America, South America), Southeast Asia, and throughout Africa.
Guayabera Culture was born from the love of a humble shirt – the Guayabera. Nothing looks like one, nothing fits like one, because nothing else is, a Guayabera. Always in style by being simultaneously modern and vintage, this shirt celebrates love, life, tradition, and culture.
My wardrobe selection for the casual events at Hispanicize have been handpicked by Adrian and Daphne, owners of Guayabera Culture.
Nostalgia, memories, smiles.
Four simple pockets that go way back in time, if you grew up around men who wore Guayaberas, you will definitely understand.
Folklore states about 300 years ago a Guava Farmer (guayabero) in the Sancti Espiritus province of Cuba, asked his wife to sew utility pockets onto his work shirt so he had a place to carry his cigars, handkerchief, and other little instruments he used throughout his day. The shirt caught on with other local guayaberos for its practicality; they even used the lower pockets to carry guavas (guayabas). Little did they know a style of shirt would be christened – The Guayabera.
Cuba claims its invention, Mexico claims its invention, as do the Philippines. Regardless of origin, the guayabera is the quintessential symbol of Latin America. We will let the nations battle over bragging rights and simply enjoy wearing the Guayabera.
Guayabera Culture is a local small business owned by a couple based in Orlando Florida whose entreprenurial dreams were based on a firm cultural belief that there should be a Guayabera in every closet…and on that note…
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