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ALOHA!: Ten almost-tasteful Hawaiian print shirts

By Gerald Lynch on April 18th, 2012

ASOS - Karmakula Pin-up Dark Blue Hawaiian Shirt - £32

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When the summer heat kicks up a wavy haze off the concrete city streets, we know it can be tough to resist the urge to laze around in just your lightest shirts and underwear.

Yet, we just can’t accept the return of the Hawaiian shirt, this summer’s slob-chic must-have. It’s like someone covered themselves in wallpaper paste, tore the pages out of a tattoo catalogue and rolled around in the scraps, off their nut on umbrella-wearing cocktails.

But who are we to judge the fashion gods? We’ve pooled together ten of our favourite offerings from the likes of ASOS and Ben Sherman, ranging from the blindingly garish to more subtle, understated prints if you’re feeling a little less daring but still want to be on-trend when the heatwave finally kicks in.

So grab your hula skirts and piña coladas and dive into the gallery above for our pick of this year’s best Hawaiian shirts.

While you’re at it, have a listen to our short 60′s summer playlist below. It’s sure to instil some sunshine-surfing spirit in you even if the clouds outside your window are stubbornly grey!

 



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Alfred Shaheen, man who brought Hawaiian shirts to the masses dies aged 86

By admin on January 6th, 2009

Alfred Shaheen, the man responsible for popularising the Hawaiian shirt died on the 22nd of December.

Taking on his parents’ business after returning from WWII Shaheen built up the company turning it into a million dollar enterprise with a group of highly skilled workers dubbed Alfred Shaheen’s City of Craftsmen.

The Hawaiian shirt or ‘Aloha’ shirt became popular on the islands as dress-down formal wear but it was Shaheen, with the help of stars like Elvis Presley, who helped extend the fashion for Hawaiian shirts across the globe. Check out our gallery to trace the history of the garment.

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