Guayaberas? in Boston? Where?
May 10, 2007 8:55 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find guayaberas in the Metro Boston area?

My current selection, which I acquired in Latin America, is getting a little natty. I know they can be ordered online, but as someone who treads the XL/XXL barrier, I'd rather be able to see them in person.

Suggestions for where to find classic bowling shirts in lieu of guayaberas would be welcome too.
posted by MasonDixon to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total)
I have purchased many low quality generic guayaberas at Wal-Mart.
posted by Uncle Jimmy at 9:15 AM on May 10, 2007

If you want the cheap, Chinese variety, they can be found at most department stores like Kohl's.
posted by JJ86 at 9:44 AM on May 10, 2007

Response by poster: Well, obviously I won't get them as cheap as I did in Managua, but I'm not looking for uberexpensive hand stitched, custom linen jobs either.
posted by MasonDixon at 9:58 AM on May 10, 2007

Haband has really funky zip-up guayaberas.

Blair sells the original article including in long sleeve.

Both have two-day drop shipping.
posted by parmanparman at 10:17 AM on May 10, 2007

Corazon Fairtrade has all sorts of great stuff, but I do not suggest getting your shirts there. They're beautiful, but, to use your terminology, as someone else who treads the XL/XXL (and tall) barrier, I found the shirts to be very much on the small size.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:34 AM on May 10, 2007

If you don't mind vintage, maybe Bobby from Boston?
posted by suki at 11:48 AM on May 10, 2007

Nomad on Mass Ave near Porter Square seems to just carry women's clothing, but maybe call/email them and ask who carries guayaberas in the area?

There is also a line called Cubavera that makes some nice (and some ehn) guayabera-esque shirts. You can find them at Macy's/Filene's and sometimes Marshalls.
posted by Rock Steady at 1:53 PM on May 10, 2007

Rock Steady beat me to it - the Cubavera brand is carried at Macy's/Nordstroms. To me, as a former Miamian, they tend to be a little flashy and colorful compared to the white or tan I expect, but I still own a bunch of them.
posted by phearlez at 2:41 PM on May 10, 2007

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