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Byron Miller's Special Shirts- Institute of Texan Cultures- The Will to Adorn

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Language Arts And English +10 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary, Adults

Mr. Byron Miller orders fabric from Africa and has the shirts tailored to a version of the Guayabera shirt. He talked about his style evolution from being influenced by the Presidential shirt style made popular by Nelson Mandela but then combining it with the Guayabera style. As far as he knows, he is the only person with this style of shirts.

The Will to Adorn: African American Dress and the Aesthetics of Identity is a collaborative initiative with Smithsonian Affiliations, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and the Smithsonian Learning Lab.

Through the internship, students explored expression in the African American community in San Antonio by engaging with local experts.

Will to Adorn 2017

Byron Miller

Will To Adorn SA

Presidential Style Shirt

Will To Adorn SA

Label

Will To Adorn SA

Close up

Will To Adorn SA

Shirt

Will To Adorn SA

Label

Will To Adorn SA

Pleats in the back

Will To Adorn SA

Shirt

Will To Adorn SA

Close up of pattern

Will To Adorn SA

Shirt

Will To Adorn SA

Close up of pattern

Will To Adorn SA

Close up of pattern

Will To Adorn SA

Shirt

Will To Adorn SA

Pleats

Will To Adorn SA

Dashiki Shirt

Will To Adorn SA