Saturday, October 11, 2008


For as long as I can remember, my Grandpa P has had Guayaberas as part of his wardrobe. (And cotton coveralls, but that's another post) This is a style preference he picked up in his years as a missionary in Mexico, as most men do who go down south of the border for any length of time. I'm told they're very comfortable and easy to wear.

Now Zaya has a couple Guayaberas of his own. My friend Maria brings me clothes that her boys have outgrown, and the latest box had two of these shirts. (They're back in style, now. Grandpa knew what he was doing, I guess.)

I was so excited to see them. In fact I wish we'd had them for school picture day. I think it would be great to have a picture of Zaya and a picture of my Grandpa together in their Guayaberas. We'll have to try at Christmas.


Crissybug said...

I didn't know there was an actual name for those. I LOVE those type of shirts. I have a yellow one that is probably 30+ years old for my boys. How nice of your friend to give you such nice clothes. Zaya looks very stylish. :)

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I didn't know these shirts had a particular name either. Zaya looks good, but not very happy :-(

Babystepper said...

He was happy, actually, I was just having fits getting him to sit and not look like a goober. I told him to try to look serious, so that's what we got.

aftergrace said...

Very nice photo, he looks so grown up! I didn't know the shirts have a name either. I'm glad you are continuing the tradition of the Guayabera shirt wearing family. I would think the shrts would be very practical especially in hot climates!