Same Negative Experience.
I used to be a loyal customer, but recently I bought two $200 shirts here and both began coming apart and fading after only a few dry cleanings. The threads broke apart.
I've used the same cleaners for years and have never had a problem with my dry cleaners - before or since. I'm afraid La Casa De Las Guayaberas is in need of better quality control.
I bought a 55% linen, 45% cotton guayabera from La Casa de las Guayberas for almost $100.00.
I wore the garment about five times, each time getting it dry cleaned afterward.
After the ffith cleaning, the garment disintegrated.
The store and the dry cleaner blamed each other.
The strore would not provide a refund even though there were no special cleaning instructions on the garment.
Cuban tailor Ramon Puig started a fashion revolution with a tiny Little Havana storefront and a giant pair of scissors..
Like all things Latin, the pleated, button-down shirt--ideal for hiding beer bellies and carrying cigars--is back in vogue. In Miami, everyone from old men playing dominoes to young hipsters salsa-dancing at the Starfish wear the boxy shirts.
The Man, the Clippers
It's all bueno for Ramon Puig, who emigrated to Miami 40 years ago with an oversized pair of scissors that he still uses today. He and a handful of seamstresses hand-sew 15 to 20 shirts a day, from the baby guayaberas to the long-sleeved, embroidered style. Popular colors are black, cream, deep burgundy, light blue and white. Pants are available, too.
Can I Afford It?
The off-the-rack polyester-cotton blends start at $15, but a fine-quality linen shirt will run you $95 and up. For $250 to $375, Puig will custom-make your own guayabera.
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