Hawaiian Shirts - Aloha Shirts

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Chamorro, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. FedOregon

    FedOregon I'll Lock Up

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    Great find, Bob!
     
  2. Thanks Doug!
     
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  3. dh66

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    Classic!! Congrats on that find!

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  4. Thanks Dale. Hope to be able to wear it soon.
     
  5. My new favorite (just thrifted). Better pics to come...


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  6. dh66

    dh66

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    WOW!!!!

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  7. Bamaboots

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    Outstanding!
     
  8. I know! Can't wait to wear it. Thanks for the comments and the likes.
     
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  9. splintercellsz

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    I only have two, here is one I wore the other day. This may be a new addiction[​IMG][​IMG]

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  10. splintercellsz

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  11. American Fishing Tackle Co., Bluewater.

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  12. HPA Rep

    HPA Rep Sponsoring Affiliate

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    Some of you may know us as the preeminent retailer in N. America for Sun Surf shirts either via our website or our paid advertiser affiliate thread here on TFL in outerwear. Alas, summertime is finally in full swing and we have all of our summer, beach/resort, surfing attire in stock now from our friends in Japan at Sun Surf & Star of Hollywood.

    Recently, the Japan-based Hawaiian shirt manufacturer, Sun Surf, has resurrected "Duke Kahanamoku" name and original 1950's graphic designs under license for their special collection of surf/resort attire - "The Duke Kahanamoku Collection" and we're introducing some of these fabulous items at unheard-of low prices right now (check out Duke's Surfboards and Duke's Pineapple), all of which can be found on one of our website's four Sun Surf brand pages. A few of the "Duke's" items are shown below:

    Sun Surf Duke's Surfboards Cotton Parka, White
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    Sun Surf Duke's Pineapple Tailored Vest, Navy
    https://www.historypreservation.com.../sun-surf-dukes-pineapple-tailored-vest-navy/
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    Sun Surf Duke Collection Flocked Tee, Surfing Championship, Navy
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    Sun Surf has, of course, wowed us again with their standard-release Hawaiian shirts, and we have many new styles on our website from these offerings. Five of many standard-edition gems from our website are shown below:

    Sun Surf Vintage-Style Hawaiian Shirt, Bread Fruits
    https://www.historypreservation.com...rf-vintage-style-hawaiian-shirt-bread-fruits/
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    Sun Surf Vintage-Style Hawaiian Shirt, Surf on Cloud Nine
    https://www.historypreservation.com...le-hawaiian-shirt-surf-on-cloud-nine-ss37470/
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    Sun Surf Vintage-Style Hawaiian Shirt, Pineapple Island
    https://www.historypreservation.com...intage-style-hawaiian-shirt-pineapple-island/
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    Sun Surf Vintage-Style Hawaiian Shirt, Musical Lobsters
    https://www.historypreservation.com...intage-style-hawaiian-shirt-musical-lobsters/
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    Sun Surf Vintage-Style Hawaiian Shirt, Macintosh Ukulele, Navy
    https://www.historypreservation.com...-style-hawaiian-shirt-macintosh-ukulele-navy/
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    Sun Surf Special Editions are nearly impossible to obtain outside of Japan and we are proud and pleased beyond words to have been able to obtain a few of this shirt print, "Turn to War," which stands out as one of the most unique ever offered. Originally produced in the Territory of Hawaii in 1942, this tribute to America's armed forces featured a multitude of images from America's then-fledgling Army, Army Air Corps, Marine Corps, and Navy that were all rapidly turning from their peacetime footing to total war. Notable images depicted include: paratroopers, early-style Elco PT Boats, attack bombers, artillery, Bantam Jeeps, Pennsylvania-class battleships, M-3 Lee tanks, and much more! The colors and detail depicted are really superb, especially the early-style markings, and even the muzzle flash from an attack bomber's guns! Very few Hawaiian shirts were produced with wartime motifs, and even fewer yet in the early days of 1942.

    Sun Surf Special-Edition Hawaiian Shirt, Turn to War
    https://www.historypreservation.com...f-special-edition-hawaiian-shirt-turn-to-war/
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    Master retro-artist Vince Ray's collaboration with Star of Hollywood continues, and "Space Rockets" stands out as one of the very best offered to date. This is a personal favorite because it has just about everything my retro sci-fi brain could ever want on a shirt: rocket ships, flying saucers, robots, ray guns, and police cruisers!

    Star of Hollywood Space Rockets
    https://www.historypreservation.com/products-page/sun-surf-brands/star-of-hollywood-space-rockets/
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    There's even more warm-weather fun to be found on our website. If you have any questions, please give a holler. Please enjoy!
     
  13. dh66

    dh66

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    That robot shirt is pretty boss....

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  14. Windsock8e

    Windsock8e A-List Customer

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    @dh66 as requested. I was walking by a vintage shop in London and saw it through the open door out of the corner of my eye. I literally walked in, checked size, bought it and walked out to get to a meeting in 2.5 mn flat. Has this hypnotic wave effect on it :).

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    Label says "California" at the bottom.

    Let me know if you want further info or pics.


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  15. dh66

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    Excellent find! I really like the wave pattern, and how the darker background really makes the colors pop.

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  16. Absinthe_1900

    Absinthe_1900 One Too Many

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    Here is one in Blue. I bought it new way back in late 90s if I remember correctly.

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  17. 1mach1

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    I absolutely agree!!
     
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  18. Couple from the thrifts...

    Pacific Legend.

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    Bishop St. Apparel.

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  19. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    A crowdsourcing company called Gustin just produced a shirt that I purchased based on the fabric sample below. Since they first raise the money and then manufacture the shirt, I won't get it for a few months - I'll post an update when it shows up.

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  20. dh66

    dh66

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    Can't wait to see that one, Fading Fast. Great vintage graphic.

    Bob, those are both keepers. That Bishop Street bird of paradise one is top shelf.

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