Culture

After The Problem He Ran Into With His Son’s Baptism, This Latino Dad Decided To Create His Own Charro Apparel Store

With a love for authentic Mexican apparel, but limited access to it because he doesn’t live in Mexico, entrepreneur Francisco Galvez decided to take matters into his own hands by opening his own charro clothing store.

Founded by Francisco Galvez in January 2015, Charro Azteca is stealing the hearts of many Latinos for its beautiful and authentic charro apparel.

Caption this???????????????????????????????? #tooCute #charrito #charro

A post shared by CharroAzteca.com™️ (@charro.azteca) on


So. ADORABLE!! ?

When his son was born in December 2014, Galvez knew that other families would also love and appreciate an authentic Mexican clothing line. So he went for it.


“My dream had always been to dress my son in a White Charrito traje for his baptism. Now the question was where to get this suit? Even if you do [have access to these retailers], you still have to visit 3-4 locations because of limited quantities and the possibility of them not having your size. I had a problem and figured other people were going through the same thing, so I wanted to fix that.”

A few weeks after launching his business he received a transaction from Alaska of all places that helped Galvez realize what he was doing had a purpose.


“Our people have migrated to every corner of the U.S., sometimes to places you would’ve never thought of and they don’t have access to products like the ones I sell. I feel obligated to provide authentic Mexican products no matter where they live in the U.S. It was an Alaska transaction that I received in the first weeks of business that cemented everything I was doing had a purpose.”

People from all over the U.S. and of all ages are ordering baptism, wedding and even prom outfits from Charro Azteca.


#PromGoals

It’s been a few years since Galvez founded Charro Azteca “and the support has been overwhelming,” Galvez noted on Instagram and he couldn’t be happier.


With every delivery made, Galvez told mitú, “The ultimate purpose of Charro Azteca is to deliver the Mexican culture to every door step in the country. We want to become the Amazon of all authentic, Mexican culture products. Our tagline is ‘It’s in our blood’ or ‘Lo tenemos en la sangre.'”


READ: French Fashion Designer Gets Called Out for Copying Indigenous Oaxacan Clothing Design


If you’re digging this authentic charro apparel, comment and hit the share button below!

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com

Kid Cudi Wore A Dress To Pay Tribute To Kurt Cobain During SNL Appearance

Fierce

Kid Cudi Wore A Dress To Pay Tribute To Kurt Cobain During SNL Appearance

There’s no doubt that SNL has been the stage of some pretty groundbreaking performances and fashion moments. This past weekend was no different. While appearing as the late-night show’s musical guest the 37-year-old rapper of Mexican-American descent wore outfits a la late Nirvana rocker, Kurt Cobain.

Kid Cudi’s made a pretty big retro fashion statement for his Saturday Night Live musical performances this weekend.

For his first performance, which featured his song “Tequila Shots,” Cudi wore a t-shirt featuring the image of a late SNL cast member Chris Farley. Farley died in 1997 at age 33 from an overdose of cocaine and morphine. Over the shirt, Cudi wore a green cardigan, which many Twitter users were quick to note resembled one Kurt Cobain wore.

Cobain died by suicide in 1994.

During his performance of “Sad People,” Kid Cudi changed into a floral dress, which he confirmed in a tweet was in honor of Cobain.

Cudi’s took place on the same week of the anniversary of Cobain’s death, which occured on April 5.

“Virgil [Abloh] designed the dress for me,” Kid Cudi explained about the dress. “I told him I wanted to show love to Kurt w a floral print sundress and this man-made a masterpiece.”

Cudi also shared that he intends to collaborate with Abloh on his fashion label Off-White. The dress will be included.

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com

Women Are Sharing Their Sage Heel Shopping Advice

Fierce

Women Are Sharing Their Sage Heel Shopping Advice

When it comes to heels the options can beyond overwhelming. From stilettos and block heels to wedges and kitten heels, these pumps are proof that when it comes to shoes it’s not always a one-size-fits-all kind of game.

Women on Reddit recently gathered around on a discussion board, to share their best type of heel advice for women.

Check it out below!

“Sarah Flint is great if you really want to invest. Cole Haan is my personal go-go, but I’ve had success with Corso Como as well. J. Crew also has a surprisingly good selection of footwear and I snag trendy or statement shoes from them from time to time. All of these makers have small sizes in-stock as part of their standard offering.

For heels in particular I think committing to leather is important–if you buy them in the proper size they’ll “mold” to your feet in a way that synthetic materials never will. Pretty important for us wee ones who often have to deal with things running large to begin with.

edited for the bot”- ONTaF

“Thanks for the advice! Every pair of Cole Haan shoes I’ve tried haven’t been my favorites, so I’ll check out the others!”- mimosaandmagnolia

“While decidedly not an expert on heels, I checked the gf’s closet and found lots of Cole Haan and Burberry. She’s on her feet all day doing rounds at the hospital so she’s literally put a premium and is willing to pay a premium to be comfortable when she dresses up (however infrequent that’s been in the last year).

These may be outside your budget if purchased new, but may be brands to keep an eye out for at Nordstrom Rack, etc.”- itsonlyastrongbuzz

“Cole Haan for me. I have a pair of navy capped toe pumps that have lasted me for years and are very comfortable. For particularly small feet, I would recommend a Salvatore Ferragamo Vara pump. They’ve got a nice low heel, come in loads of colors, and they too last a long time if you take good care of them.”- Foxlurker8

“Hi! I think Franco Sarto makes a super cute block heel. Practical but still chic. I usually just go to nordstroms and try a bunch on.”- billnyegirl

“I bought a pair of heels once by Franco Sarto and they left blisters on my feet. I was so disappointed because after wearing them for a day my blood stained the tan leather.”- mimosaandmagnolia

“Definitely an investment but it may be worth looking at M Gemi? I bought a pair of their suede loafers on sale and love them — they are so comfortable! Looks like their heels go down to a size 35 (EU) which I think is close to your size?”- WannaWearMyRedShoes

Notice any needed corrections? Please email us at corrections@wearemitu.com