When it comes to summertime shirts for men that look and feel cool when the temps rise, few can compare to a traditional guayabera shirt under the categories of style and comfort. Popularized across a large region stretching from the Caribbean to parts of Mexico, Central America, South America, and even to Africa, the widespread appeal of the shirt goes back generations and halfway across the world.

Traditional Style

Timeless, classic, and simple in structure, the guayabera is characterized by the two distinct vertical panels of tiny pleats that adorn the front and back of the shirt, as well as by the patch pockets that feature buttons that match the shirt buttons. Traditionally worn in lighter colors such as white, off-white, cream, etc., guayaberas are now available in an array of colors to match with anything else you choose to pair it with. While the guayabera is mostly seen as a casual shirt here in the U.S., it’s not uncommon for guayaberas (in their long-sleeve form) to be worn as formal attire in other countries.

Functional Features

Because of its natural linen lineage, the guayabera is a nearly perfect shirt to help beat the summertime heat. In addition to its loose fit, allowing you freedom of movement, it’s also a natural moisture wicker, which keeps sweat off the skin, allowing the moisture to evaporate, which speeds up the cooling process. In addition, it is also known by its straight bottom hem, which means that it’s made to be worn untucked, further assisting the process of keeping you cool, dry, and comfortable while you’re wearing it. While cotton and linen are best for keeping you optimally cool, you’ll also find guayaberas available in a synthetic blend that will help you to achieve the look you’re going for while being less cool and breathable.

Where To Get It

At D&K Suit City, you’ll find guayaberas and other fine designer fashions for men and women, alike. With a sprawling selection of today’s hottest looks for the whole family, the lowest prices around, and top-tier customer service, you’ll experience first-hand what sets D&K Suit City apart from the stuffy, high-priced department stores that only offer half the selection D&K does.

With six convenient locations serving the Atlanta area, you’re never far from the great savings, selection, and service that has made D&K Suit City the southeast’s premier fashion destination.