Friday, June 11, 2010

The Guayabera.




In the Hispanic culture, Guayabera shirts (a/k/a a "Mexican Wedding Shirt") are a common article of clothing for men...typically men 40 and over. But in recent years it has gained popularity in the much younger generations. It is not only popular among Latin Americans but also in the Caribbean and Southeast Asian cultures.

The hubby owns a few and loves to wear them---especially in the summers. The fabric is usually thin which helps keep you nice and cool in these steep Texas summer temperatures we are already facing down here in the Rio Grande Valley. Each Guayabera has its own unique color and design, which makes it fun to shop for them. And well, of course, since we live so close to Mexico, we have our pick of styles to choose from.

Last fall, when the hubby and I traveled to San Miguel, we picked up a cute Guayabera shirt and pant set for our little guy. It was a little too big for him at the time, so we pulled it out of the closet this week to see if it fits and we were happy to find that it did. Little man really likes it--what a shocker this was for us. We figured he would pitch a big 'ole fit when we put it on him, but he didn't--he smiled really big when we put it on him. I think it was because he sees his Daddy wearing his all the time and felt like he was a big boy like Daddy...

He even let his mommy snap some pictures of him {and his constant companion "Pebbles"} in his new Guayabera...




Now I just need a picture of little man with his Daddy...both wearing their Guayabera shirts!

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