Ah yes, the shirts of summer. Forced to retire our prized jeans and long pants, we must resort to a new array of cool, breezy shirts to showcase our good taste. But in a closet full of aloha shirts and various camp collar pieces, variety is much needed.
This variety can be found in the classic Guayabera shirt, a Cuban wardrobe staple with intricate pleats and four pockets. Japanese brand, Soundman, has released a version of what they call their Havana shirt, made from the finely-woven, dense poplin known as typewriter cloth. Available in both brick and navy, this is a shirt that ought to help you channel your late-in-life Hemingway vibes. (Hopefully in a good way.)
Entirely made in Japan and featuring all the traditional Guayabera details, this is pure Cuban vibes but designed and sewn with the Japanese mastery we love to see.