This item is one hard to find. The epaulets are attached to the shoulders, which is associated in our subconscious to the shoulders of our father we would hang on to. They are inviting us to trust and depend on us. We follow as we follow a trusted leader. The four pockets, which are typical of the Guayabera style shirt are ultimately defining the center, the heart of a self supporting self sufficient man. People looking at the man (or woman, why not), wearing this dress shirt will be attracted by a remarkable sense of trust and control, in one word, POWER.