The name of the creature from the embroidery is called 'little sword lion,' also known as "lion bites the sword." In traditional Chinese folk culture, it is believed that it will block bad luck and the evil spirits from coming in, and its general appearance is a statue of a lions head biting a sword. Sword lions are commonly seen on the decorations on the door eaves and photo walls of traditional local houses in the Anping area of Tainan. Since, the sword lion culture is carried forward in Anping, Tainan, its strong Taiwanese traditional characteristics make this style popular every year. Designers at Taiwanize made the sword lion look small and cute and the style maintains a fashionable sense when worn on the body.
A modernized version of ancient, formal men's mandarin collars, this T-shirt is a new look with traditional roots. It's more casual than a polo yet smarter than a T-shirt.