Tuesday, October 8, 2013

BuhayBohemio Shirts:
The Motorcycle Diaries

        I think it was sometime between 2000 and 2005 when the Che Guevara trend in fashion reached the Philippines. Yeah I was one of those who sported the red shirt with a black print of a high contrast image of Che. But mind you, I'm not the kind who wears a shirt simply because it is popular. I pretty much know about the man, the Argentine Marxist revolutionary from the 60's who today remains a revered and reviled figure in history.

      As a rider, one of the things I find interesting about Che's life is his 9-month 8,000 km motorcycle journey through most of South America in 1951. He was a medical student at that time and it was because of this journey, where he witnessed great poverty and the injustices of US domination in the hemisphere, that he decided to turn his back on medicine and consider the political arena of armed struggle.

      I used bleach to create an effect on the red shirt I'm wearing. But I realize the local brand of bleach  is not powerful enough to turn some areas almost white hehe. This shirt, by the way, is available in 4 colors.

      Contact me to order! ^_^

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