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What shirt are you wearing today?

flyincowboy

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Too warm to wear a jacket today ; ALOHA SHIRT SKULL and ROSES linen pants officer boots and my trustee ray ban Olympian feel like in summer!

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MauldinFan

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Any Willys Jeep owner* should have one of these.

*I have a 1944 MB, which should be running soon after I was slack for not firing it up hardly at all, during the pandemic...
 

entertainment

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Does anyone know of a vendor which makes 1930s repro Hawaiian shirts?
I'd love to have something maybe someone watching the Pearl Harbor attack might be wearing at the time...
All I can think of is Sun Surf, but the prices are nuts. I think they are part of Toyo Enterprises along with Buzz Rickson, etc.
 

MauldinFan

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All I can think of is Sun Surf, but the prices are nuts. I think they are part of Toyo Enterprises along with Buzz Rickson, etc.
A pal of mine who collected Hawaiian shirts told me that almost none of the modern 'vintage looks' shirt designs are from the pre-war era, as before WW2, the shirts were far more muted in design and color as they were in the 50s and 60s. These ones you linked all appears to be either postwar or fantasy designs.
When they made the shirts for the truly awful "Pearl Harbor" movie, the costume folks had to make them from scratch because nobody was making prewar designs.
Even when I was in Hawaii last time, I never found anyone making true prewar designs, which really surprised me. Each store I went to, they all said, "We'd love to sell that, but nobody makes what you're asking for."
 

entertainment

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A pal of mine who collected Hawaiian shirts told me that almost none of the modern 'vintage looks' shirt designs are from the pre-war era, as before WW2, the shirts were far more muted in design and color as they were in the 50s and 60s. These ones you linked all appears to be either postwar or fantasy designs.
When they made the shirts for the truly awful "Pearl Harbor" movie, the costume folks had to make them from scratch because nobody was making prewar designs.
Even when I was in Hawaii last time, I never found anyone making true prewar designs, which really surprised me. Each store I went to, they all said, "We'd love to sell that, but nobody makes what you're asking for."
I checked out my copy of My Freedamn Seven: Vintage Beach Fashions. Although there are hundreds of shirts shown, only a handful are from the 1930s. But I see what you mean about the more subtle colors.

Sounds like a business opportunity! Perhaps someone will become the JC of Hawaiian shirts.
 
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