Mid Blue Short Sleeve Poplin Cuban Shirt

£129

Ideally suited for the warmer months ahead, the poplin Cuban Shirt has a boxy, relaxed fit with iconic Cuban collar design, shown here in a mid blue poplin cotton with a crisp handle.

Available this season in a mixed range of colours and textures and a natural companion to our Box Pleat shorts and roomier Pleated Pants.

The story goes that an enterprising seamstress in a village in rural Cuba sewed large pockets onto her husband’s work shirt for ease in carrying guava home from the field. By the late 19th Century, the short sleeved loose garment, always worn untucked, was donned all over South America, becoming de rigeur formal wear in hot climes. In Mexico, it is even known as the “Wedding Shirt”. Vacationing Hollywood stars and historical icons such as Fidel Castro and Ernest Hemingway helped popularise the humble ‘Cuban’, bringing it to international recognition.

Also available in Desert Red and other variations.

Also available in-store at Redchurch Street.

– 100% Cotton
– Mid Blue
– Cuban collar
– Curved patch pen pocket
– Boxy fit
– Japanese cloth
– Made in Japan

– Machine washable