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Posted: 3/10/2006 7:51:52 PM EDT
I've read some mention of Hawaiian shirts in other posts. I like the fact that they go with just about anything.

What brands are preferred? Wal-Mart vs "authentic"?

Material: cotton or rayon?

Good online source?

Thanks.

JOE
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:53:52 PM EDT
They're pretty much all I wear. I wear whatever I can get my hands on. Cotton, mostly, with a couple linen and silk, and several rayon. It's all good.

I want to get some genuine Hawai'ian ones, though, because they're far more subdued, and actually considered formalwear for business and state occasions in Hawai'i.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:54:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:55:40 PM EDT
No. Everything Hawaii sucks.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:56:00 PM EDT
You just gotta know what you look good in.


Sometimes it's contrasts...sometimes it's subdued.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:57:22 PM EDT
There was a shop in Dana Point (so Cal) that sold a number of the Magnum PI prints. I picked up the standard red one, but they also had the purple one with white flowers...need to get that next time I'm in town.

I love Hawaiian shirts. I have a number of them mostly prefer the heavy cotton though.

Not sure of sources...I'm guessing in Missouri it is slim pickings
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:58:18 PM EDT
love 'em
~Dg84
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:58:38 PM EDT
I wear them when I'm not dressed for something specific.

Cotton is the best IMHO because it breathes, but can be hard to find, and the colors fade after a while.

Rayon is a good compromise; it doesn't breathe nearly as well, but the colors are brighter and stay bright. Many of mine say "dry clean only" - they're fine in the washer.

Polyester looks nice and doesn't wrinkle, but it don't breathe - so in humid weather you'll be uncomfortable.

Many of mine came from Target. Some from Walmart. Some from clearance racks elsewhere.



If you can't tell, I don't care about labels or what's "in style" - if it hides my weapon, it'll do.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:02:45 PM EDT
I like to make fun of people who wear Hawaiian shirts, does that count?
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:11:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 8:13:00 PM EDT by joker581]
No, I get enough wierd looks and stares walking around in uniform on duty. The last thing I want to do is get them on my day off because I'm walking around dressed like Don Ho.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:12:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 8:13:09 PM EDT
They ROCK.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 7:53:36 PM EDT
Yes I've got plenty on "Tony Montana" specials.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 7:58:04 PM EDT
Being a huge Buffett fan, I own more than a couple. All different materials, but I like the linen ones myself.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 7:59:02 PM EDT
i like them from time to time. cotton is the only way to fly.

they hide my M9, and that makes me happy
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:08:13 PM EDT
I like Hawaiian / Aloha shirts, they look a lot better than wearing a t-shirt

the loose fit makes them perfect for hot weather wear
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:09:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 6:11:27 AM EDT by nightstalker]
Got a few. Phil Edwards designed stuff and Eddy from Reyn Spooner. I try and buy them used from a shop nearby, $25.

Brands to look for include Kahala, Tori Richards, and then these vintage ones....

www.thehanashirtco.com/?p=primo_shirts&view_all=true

Interesting that some of the vintage ones are from Penney's and some other mass retailers.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:17:23 PM EDT
I'm not brand or material specific.
I have some authentic from Hawaii I like, I also have some ones I got in Walmart I reallly like.
It just depends on how the shirt wears on me I guess.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:17:59 PM EDT
no
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:21:14 PM EDT
I have a couple Tori Richard's that I'm fond of.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:24:07 PM EDT
They're great for concealed carry
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:24:53 PM EDT
Love 'em. I don't really have any outright preference - I know ones I like when I see them.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:27:52 PM EDT
I like them, though I don't wear them.

All the ones I've seen were polyester... If I found some good (cotton) ones I might start wearing them.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:36:03 PM EDT
Ive never worn a hawaiian print shirt.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:36:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By waterispoison:
No. Everything Hawaii sucks.



+1!
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:37:07 PM EDT
No.

Next.


SG
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 8:51:10 PM EDT
Have never worn one. Hopefully never will.

Hideous.

Polyester. ICK!

Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:10:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By crazyquik:
Have never worn one. Hopefully never will.

Hideous.

Polyester. ICK!






Real ones are cotton


And you dont know what you are missing
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 9:15:05 PM EDT
Hawaiian shirts were cool about five years ago. You old timers gotta get with the groove! J/k. You guys need to get some polo shirt style cotton shirts. Not the rough polo material, but more of a soft cotton. They come cut a little bigger with a nice tail so you don't have to tuck them in. CCW padadise. Cool, breathable, comfortable, and somewhat dressy. The one I'm wearing now is by Burnside, black with gray horizontal stripes, cost me a grand total of six bucks and the ladies love it.
Link Posted: 3/11/2006 10:27:10 PM EDT
Never owned one, never worn one, probably never will.

But I heard it is fun to collect vintage Hawaiian shirts.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:29:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gmcem50:
They're great for concealed carryhr


Ironic how they are great for concealed carry, but we can't conceal carry in Hawaii.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:31:55 AM EDT
http://www.reyns.com/main.htm

Here's a popular brand of shirt that I wear. Shirts are good quality but cost about ~$70.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:27:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:

Originally Posted By crazyquik:
Have never worn one. Hopefully never will.

Hideous.

Polyester. ICK!






Real ones are cotton


And you dont know what you are missing



I figured real ones were cotton or linen; I couldn't imagine wearing a polyester shirt being a staple clothing item in the tropics.

Natural fibers baby
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:29:06 AM EDT
Yep!
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 2:38:38 PM EDT
I'm wearing one right now.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 2:40:51 PM EDT
Yes. But in the summer only.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:34:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By crazyquik:
Have never worn one. Hopefully never will.

Hideous.

Polyester. ICK!




Personally I have never owned or worn one

Guy I work with though Hawaiin Shirts are the only kind he wears when not at work !
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:42:35 PM EDT
Oh you mean fat guy shirts? no.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:43:34 PM EDT
I'm surprised at how many people like them.

GM
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:43:36 PM EDT
Former Astros Manager Larry Dierker.

HH
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:47:17 PM EDT
I like 'em.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:47:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 4:52:41 PM EDT by Cincinnatus]

Originally Posted By 1337DO:
I've read some mention of Hawaiian shirts in other posts. I like the fact that they go with just about anything.

What brands are preferred? Wal-Mart vs "authentic"?

Material: cotton or rayon?

Good online source?

Thanks.

JOE


Law:

Rayon is best. OR...believe it or not 50/50 cotton/poly.

All cotton is never used for a real Aloha Shirt.

100% cotton is inauthentic, as is silk.
Wood or nut buttons.
make sure the patterns carry across the pockets.

Reyn's of Hawaii is the best.



www.reyns.com/SC101_Services/SC101_Shopper/showCatalog.php?menuId=14

Texas???

Why not...

Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:49:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
Former Astros Manager Larry Dierker.

HH



Go 'stros.

Silk is the only way to go. Tommy Bahama knockoffs for about $15 a shirt. Makes CCH easy and hides the beer belly too.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 5:04:12 PM EDT
Hell I just got back from Gander Mountain, they were running a sale on their clearance merchandise, 50% off the lowest tagged price!! I got 3 Woolrich camp shirts, 6 Sherpa Hawaiin prints, and 2 Columbia Hawaiins for $3 to $7 each!! Since the GF told me to take $200 and go get a couple of new shirts, and a pair of pants, and I spent $73 on much more, I decided to buy all the Q3131 I could with the balance of the $200!
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:19:05 PM EDT
They are generally comfortable to wear. A bit loud to wear if you are on the mainland. Hawai'i is very laid back and I would love to live there. The Hawai'ian shirt kind of says a lot about the culture. Chill, relax, no rat race, no high stress job, no idiot drivers in the Wal*Mart parking lot who zip around at 35 mph in the cross walk zone while you are in the middle pushing a shopping cart(my first ARFCOM Wal*Mart rant), and so on.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:41:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
All cotton is never used for a real Aloha Shirt.

100% cotton is inauthentic, as is silk.
Wood or nut buttons.
make sure the patterns carry across the pockets.

Reyn's of Hawaii is the best.

www.reyns.com/sc101ServicesUserFiles/shopper/images/prod/1149b.gif

www.reyns.com/SC101_Services/SC101_Shopper/showCatalog.php?menuId=14

Texas???

Why not...

www.reyns.com/sc101ServicesUserFiles/shopper/images/prod/1273b.gif



You might think so...but it doesn't seem to be. Here's a whole bunch from many different decades and a lot of them are cotton.

www.thehanashirtco.com/?p=primo_shirts&view_all=true

Cotton/poly certainly doesn't qualify as authentic IMO.

I've outgrown a lot of my hawaiian shirts, especially the rayon ones. Now it's mostly cotton with a few rayon.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:32:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2006 8:34:33 PM EDT by Penguin_101]

Originally Posted By kikomax:

Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:
Former Astros Manager Larry Dierker.

HH



Go 'stros.

Silk is the only way to go. Tommy Bahama knockoffs for about $15 a shirt. Makes CCH easy and hides the beer belly too.


tag
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 6:12:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nightstalker:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
All cotton is never used for a real Aloha Shirt.

100% cotton is inauthentic, as is silk.
Wood or nut buttons.
make sure the patterns carry across the pockets.

Reyn's of Hawaii is the best.

www.reyns.com/sc101ServicesUserFiles/shopper/images/prod/1149b.gif

www.reyns.com/SC101_Services/SC101_Shopper/showCatalog.php?menuId=14

Texas???

Why not...

www.reyns.com/sc101ServicesUserFiles/shopper/images/prod/1273b.gif



You might think so...but it doesn't seem to be. Here's a whole bunch from many different decades and a lot of them are cotton.

www.thehanashirtco.com/?p=primo_shirts&view_all=true

Cotton/poly certainly doesn't qualify as authentic IMO.

Many of the shirts on that site are described as "cotton", but are in fact a blend. Specifically, "Spooner cloth". The old school shirts were made from a blend of cotton/poly, or rayon. The stuf they refer to as "bark cotton" is actually a blend.

A little old Hawaiin lady once sat me down and gave me the history and facts about proper Aloha wear.
Maybe she was wrong, but If you look at Reyn's, you'll find the older stuff is all "spooner Cloth" or rayon.

My 2 cents.



I've outgrown a lot of my hawaiian shirts, especially the rayon ones. Now it's mostly cotton with a few rayon.


I love rayon Aloha.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 6:18:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nf9648:

Originally Posted By waterispoison:
No. Everything Hawaii sucks.



+1!



Even hot women swinging their hips while wearing grass skirts and coconuts on their boobs???



Oh...yeah....sorry.....you must be !!!!!
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 6:25:35 AM EDT
Everyday to work. Then again, that's what us white collar works wear in Hawaii.



Link Posted: 3/13/2006 6:35:33 AM EDT
Yeah, I've got about 6 or 7 of 'em. Mine are all rayon from JC Penney, Beall's and Wal-Mart. Wherever I find one that I like for a good price. To me, they're more comfortable in FL than a cotton t-shirt, although I wear those a lot too. In fact, I'm wearing a Hawaiian shirt right now.
I wore a really bright colored one to a job interview once, just for the hell of it (actually it was a job fair) and got hired on the spot!
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