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Hawaiian shirts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Hellbound, May 8, 2009.

  1. Hellbound

    Hellbound Well-Known Member

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    Hellbound, isn't that at VLV?? Greenbay.
     
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    kiya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Greenbay.


    You kind look familiar, probably saw you at the Greenbay weekender if you were at the first 2 (we didnt go to the 3rd).
     
  4. Hellbound

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    I was only at the first Greenbay. Come to think of it I was at the first Viva and the first Rockabilly Rebel weekend. Damn I feel old.
     
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    I would love a well fitted hawaiian.

    What fabric are they usually made from? Are there any details that would make them different from a regular camp shirt aside from the print?
     
  6. Hellbound

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    Really old ones are Silk and Cotton Barkcloth. Newer ones are made of rayon I believe. I like the barkcloth ones cause they are easier to maintain.
     
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    A lot of the coveted 50s ones are rayon as well. Basically just try to avoid synthetics (rayon is man-made not synthetic btw). I also prefer the barkcloth because I like the texture, it's light but stays away from sticking to your body, like seersucker. Refer to the other Hawaiian shirt thread for more history/info.
     
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    It's being shipped from Japan at the end of next week, so you'll have it in less than two weeks.
    Retail is $410 on it and it comes in a wooden box that's been laser engraved.
    Don't worry about the price, we'll hook it up for you.


    You been wearing yours? Get me by PM when it comes in I got a new phone number.
     
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    What exactly qualifies a shirt as a "Hawaiian" shirt vs a short-sleeve shirt with a print?
     
  10. Hellbound

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    What exactly qualifies a shirt as a "Hawaiian" shirt vs a short-sleeve shirt with a print?

    You'll know a real hawaiian shirt when you see one. The print shirts look cheap even when compared to even modern hawaiian shirts. I consider "real" hawaiian shirts to me made in "Hawaii" which the tag will clearly say. In the 1950s manufacturers began adding the phrase "Made in Hawaii" to their garment labels. (the idea allegedly came from a trade commissioner from Los Angeles during a visit to Hawaii in 1950). "Made in Hawaii" allowed true aloha wear to stand out in a market that was being flooded by cheap imitations and mail order garments. Believe me you will be able to easily pick out the real deal.
     
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    All right. I was just curious because I buy a lot of patterned short-sleeve shirts -- especially florals -- but I never considered any of them "Hawaiian", due to them being quite fitted and the prints modern. Thanks!
     
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    I see a few 50's rayon ones on Ebay that are made in Japan.
     
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    (rayon is man-made not synthetic btw)

    WUT?
     
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    [​IMG]This site has the rundown on the history of Hawaiian shirts as well as tones of killer shirt porn. It seems that rayon print shirts were popular from the 30s to the 50s. There are some killer examples shown too. http://www.vintagehawaiianshirt.net/ Just killer
     
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    Any info on these ones made for the Japanese market? I would love to find one that would fit me; I need like an xs.
     
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    Hmmm I dont know how easy it'd be to find xl japanese made hawaiian shirts. Dont they tend to make the majority of clothes in smaller sizes? This place has some killer shirts.http://www.thehanashirtco.com/ A google search of vintage hawaiian shirts will turn up some hits I think. The fun of this stuff is hunting for it. Good luck.
     
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    Hmmm I dont know how easy it'd be to find xl japanese made hawaiian shirts. Dont they tend to make the majority of clothes in smaller sizes? This place has some killer shirts.http://www.thehanashirtco.com/ A google search of vintage hawaiian shirts will turn up some hits I think. The fun of this stuff is hunting for it. Good luck.

    It says XS, not XL. Regardless, a Japanese S would probably be the equivalent of an American XS. I see stuff like this all over Yahoo Japan all the time ...
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    WUT?
    There is a difference. Rayon is man-made fiber, made of reprocessed cellulose, such as from wood pulp. Synthetic fibers, such as Nylon, polyester, acrylic, etc. are made from polymers.
     
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    Not an interest of mine, but I always jump at a the chance to post The King.

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    There's only two kind of guys who wear those shirts: gay guys and big, fat party animals. And y'all don't look like a big, fat party animals to me...
     

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