Guayaberas are also known as retro Cuban shirts. The guayabera is a traditional shirt worn in the island since the mid 1800’s.
From he dictionary:
Retro means :
- imitative of a style, fashion, or design from the recent past.”retro 60s fashions”
Guayaberas have been around for a long time, therefore this retro Cuban shirt is a fashion worn by people since decades ago.
For instance here is a picture of Mr. Ernest Hemingway celebrating its Nobel prize in Cuba. Mr Hemingway is wearing one of these guayabera also known as retro Cuban shirts.
Further more the guayabera its been part of the American and international landscape for some time now too.
How about some blues with that retro Cuban shirt? Guayaberas are known favorites to Mr. Clapton.
Cuban Retro Shirts (Guayaberas) in Politics!
Former president Carter visited Cuba in 2002 during this trip he also wore a retro Cuban shirt (guayabera)
During president Reagan he mad many visits to Miami and was very well liked the Cuban American Community.
Guayabera shirts have been enjoyed for decades. Their popularity had fluctuated throughout the years. Still one can argue it’s always been here, a favorite shirt of those in search of comfort and why an authentic not a retro look that does not goes away.