Guayabera

A dress shirt style from central and Southern America. For more info on the Guayabera please click here:

The guayabera, also known as the "Mexican wedding shirt" is a popular men’s shirt worn in many Latin American countries, the Caribbean, West Indies, Southeast Asia and even Zimbabwe. It is usually made out of white linen and can be long, as well as short sleeve.

The guayabera is easily distinguished by the very specific tailoring required to construct the shirt. Two rows of detail, called alforzas, run vertically along both the front and the back of the shirt. The alforzas are themselves constructed out of small pleats that are roughly 10 cm wide. Additionally the shirt features either two or four large patch pockets on the front; each of which are decorated with their own alforzas. On shirts that feature four pockets they are aligned in vertical rows.

The bottom of the shirts feature a vertical adjusting slit on both the right and left side. The slits are adjustable with anywhere from 2 to 5 buttons. Because of this detail and the sraight hem at the bottom of the shirt guayaberas are not worn cocked into pants.