Guayabera Shirt & Mexican Wedding shirts
This historically pleated shirt, also commonly known as a
Mexican wedding shirt, has an origin that is always the
subject of debate. It's pretty hard to find a quality and
authentic Cuban guayabera for sale online, but I purchased a
few for from an online Cuban store (click
here for the site).
That store has a
wide variety of clothing from Cuba that you can buy.
Their website sells everything from short sleeve
guayabera shirts, to the long sleeved Mexican wedding
shirts. Both styles are embroidered, or without
embroidering and pleats. I'm not an owner of
that site, nor do I work for it, but they let me grab
some of the shirt photos from their website (at left
Most of these shirts are machine washable, but you can
have them dry cleaned if you like. Some of the brands
that they carry include the Havana company clothing
line, Supreme International, Romani, Cubavera shirts.
I'm personally a big fan of the Cubavera line, because
they carry extra large sizes for big and tall people
(like yours truly).
The shirt fabrics include Chinese linen, silk, denim,
and rayon. These are also what people consider the
bowling shirts that older gentleman often wear, or the
kind of shirts that Tony Soprano typically wore on the
HBO show "The Sopranos."
I prefer the tropical camp
shirts or four pocket shirts with the embroidery, or you can
get them without the traditional pleats that you'd find on
most Cuban shirts. Or even the ones worn in the
Philippines and Mexico, specifically the Yucatan peninsula.
The Mexican Wedding shirts
and Cuban Guayabera shirt can be purchased online in
the following colors: white black gray (grey) green
purple maroon ivory pink midnight blue light blue sky
blue forest green incense canary yellow.
A few of the shirt
sites also carry unusual or nontraditional colors for
guayaberas and wedding shirts like royal sapphire
aquamarine pink chartreuse orange rose violet teal
aqua red and stripes.
Some of the more obscure colors for Havana Cuban
guayabera shirts include azure burgundy burnt umber
sienna brown cardinal chocolate chestnut cerulean cyan
cornflower blue eggplant and fuchsia.
You can also buy a Mexican
wedding shirt or Cuba four pocket shirt in gold goldenrod
magenta khaki lime lemon mint green mustard navajo white navy
blue ochre old lace olive drab peach periwinkle and pumpkin
colors. Other colors for these shirts include robins egg blue
rust scarlet salmon saffron slate sepia ultramarine and
So if you want one of the shirts,
click here for the online Cuban store I use.