Hawaiian Shirts

The following pages are a modest collection of photos of what some might call Hawaiian shirts.  OK, in the traditional sense maybe some of them aren't, but almost all of them could be mistaken for one by folks who don't know any better.  So if you're in search of an in-depth reference on the history of the "Hawaiian" (or "Aloha") shirt, boy did you come to the wrong place... I'm no expert, just a guy who buys and wears shirts that appeal to him. If you're interested in learning more about the real deal, check out the excellent books on the subject listed below and if you'd like to see some online examples of older and more historically significant shirts, please visit Jim's excellent site.

Click on the links below to go to the page for that shirt.  Each of the three photos you'll find there (shirt, label, button) can be enlarged by clicking on them.  The shirt photos are quite large, just a warning if you have dialup.

Be sure to stop back occasionally... I'll be buying more shirts until my wife makes me stop.

The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands, by Dale Hope, Gregory Tozian         Text: Excellent   Photos: Excellent
The Hawaiian Shirt: Its Art and History, by H. Thomas Steele                   Text: Very good   Photos: Excellent
Tropical Shirts and Clothing, by Nancy N. Schiffer                                    Text: Fair    Photos: Very good
Hawaiian Shirt Designs, by Nancy N. Schiffer
The Art of the Aloha Shirt, by Desoto Brown, Linda Boynton Arthur

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