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#1 2014-03-09 14:53:33

Moose Maclennan
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Aloha shirts

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/uploads/542_2014-03-09_155449.jpg

Hibernation is over - I ironed a few today. The sunny warm weather inspired me...

I know we have a few aloha aficionados on TI. What have you got, what do you like?

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#2 2014-03-09 15:10:18

doghouse
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Re: Aloha shirts

I'm narrowed down to two shirts these days.


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#3 2014-03-09 15:22:15

Acton_Baby
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Re: Aloha shirts

Nice stuff Moose (liking the fifth from right the on the rail a lot ), was just about to do the wardrobe switch over myself so I'll photo some of my faves.

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#4 2014-03-09 15:22:49

Moose Maclennan
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Re: Aloha shirts

You make it sound like a bad habit DH...

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#5 2014-03-09 15:24:15

Moose Maclennan
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Re: Aloha shirts

A fan of the old tiki patterns I see AB smile

 

#6 2014-03-09 16:54:08

doghouse
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Re: Aloha shirts

Moose Maclennan wrote:

You make it sound like a bad habit DH...

Flower shirts are never a problem!


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#7 2014-03-09 18:15:15

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Re: Aloha shirts

Nice collection Moose.


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#8 2014-03-10 04:26:03

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Re: Aloha shirts

Lovely stuff Moose....
Yep - this summer Matthew...I shall mostly be rocking it like Tom Selleck....
Gonna go Aloha Radio Rental!!!


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#9 2014-03-10 04:58:13

Moose Maclennan
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Re: Aloha shirts

Always a treat when they arrive by post - especially if directly from Hawaii.

I've said it before, but they are like ties in that you could look at a hundred before finding one you like.

I like prints with human figures (especially Hawaiian maidens), planes and ships, landscapes, and anything with pineapples. As nice as the rayon ones are, I've never been too bothered about material - many cotton and even polyester shirts are things of beauty. Another thing that appeals to me is the hokey 1950s-style construction of many Hawaiian shirts.

Makers above include Hilo Hattie, Reyn Spooner, Iolani, Kai Nani, Kahala, Kalaheo, RJC, Diamond Head, and a couple I forget.

 

#10 2014-03-10 05:03:58

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Re: Aloha shirts

Sun surf do some good reissues with all the right details.

http://historypreservation.com/hpassoci … surf_2.php

 

#11 2014-03-10 05:05:31

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Re: Aloha shirts

http://historypreservation.com/hpassociates/images/mlhni_orng_mont.jpg

Mmm pinky

 

#12 2014-03-10 05:44:00

Moose Maclennan
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Re: Aloha shirts

Very handsome indeed. Some of my favourites are vintage replicas, originals of the 30s to 50s are out of my financial range!

 

#13 2014-03-10 05:50:44

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Re: Aloha shirts

I was wearing Hawaiian shirt yesterday and one today public holiday. Always says holiday or BBQ to me and beer. And I like to sing.....

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r_vTY67Wd9I&feature=kp

Well, I packed my bags and bought myself a ticket
For the land of the tall palm tree.
Aloha ol’ Milwaukee,
Hello Waikiki
I just stepped down from the airplane
When I heard her say.
“Wacka Wacka, nuka, licka
Wacka Wacka nuka licka
Would you like a ……Lay

Hey, Let’s talk dirty in Hawaiian
Whisper in my ear
Kicka puka maka waawaa heenee
Are the words I long to hear
Lay your coconut on my tiki
Whata hecka mooka mooka dear.
Let’s talk dirty in Hawaiian
Say the words I long to hear.


To do: insert constantly changing witty, knowing and slightly ironic literary quote or reference.

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#14 2014-03-10 07:04:46

Acton_Baby
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Re: Aloha shirts

Moose Maclennan wrote:

A fan of the old tiki patterns I see AB smile

Oh yes, love a bit of the "Polynesian Primitive" style of fabrics, the more abstract the better.
On the re-issue front the Sun Surf shirts Bop mentioned are really nice and not too 'nosebleed' expensive either.

This lot are great for browsing lots of manufacturers in one place...

http://www.alohashirtshop.com/

and this is my fave shop in Honolulu, featured in Anthony Bourdain's TV travel show where he dropped serious money on a repro 'Land of Aloha' shirt (weirdly some repros can be as rare/expensive as the originals).

http://alohashirts.com/

I heartily recommend this book, great pictures and written with the enthusiasm of a wearer and not just a 'collector'...

http://www.amazon.com/The-Aloha-Shirt-S … 1582700346


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#15 2014-03-10 07:07:52

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Re: Aloha shirts

I was gutted that i missed out on the JS aloha shirt.

http://www.garmsville.com/post/50337545 … ohn-simons


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#16 2014-03-10 07:15:19

Thee Captain
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Re: Aloha shirts

Acton_Baby wrote:

Moose Maclennan wrote:

A fan of the old tiki patterns I see AB smile

Oh yes, love a bit of the "Polynesian Primitive" style of fabrics, the more abstract the better.
On the re-issue front the Sun Surf shirts Bop mentioned are really nice and not too 'nosebleed' expensive either.

This lot are great for browsing lots of manufacturers in one place...

http://www.alohashirtshop.com/

and this is my fave shop in Honolulu, featured in Anthony Bourdain's TV travel show where he dropped serious money on a repro 'Land of Aloha' shirt (weirdly some repros can be as rare/expensive as the originals).

http://alohashirts.com/

I heartily recommend this book, great pictures and written with the enthusiasm of a wearer and not just a 'collector'...

http://www.amazon.com/The-Aloha-Shirt-S … 1582700346

Nice one AB - that's my afternoon sorted!!


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#17 2014-03-10 07:23:46

Moose Maclennan
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Re: Aloha shirts

^
You should be able to turn up a Reyn Spooner reverse-print popover online easily enough (although that is a fine example - most originals are more subdued). They run very large compared to other shirts.

The Hope/Tozian book is a great read with stunning photography. Lots of history, interviews, and even pages on the minutiae of coconut buttons.

 

#18 2014-03-10 15:23:50

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Re: Aloha shirts

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/uploads/8150_dsc03833.jpg


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#19 2014-03-10 22:46:00

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Re: Aloha shirts

http://theanadromist.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/rat-pack-hawaiian-shirts.jpg


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#20 2014-03-11 02:50:28

CaptainMaddox
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Re: Aloha shirts

That's right! Oh, can't forget the awesome chinos they wear in the film too!!!

 

#21 2014-03-11 04:44:05

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Re: Aloha shirts

Is that Monty holding ole blue eyes back?


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#22 2014-03-11 04:46:02

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Re: Aloha shirts

12BarBlues wrote:

I was gutted that i missed out on the JS aloha shirt.

http://www.garmsville.com/post/50337545 … ohn-simons

Agreed, that shirt was a winner!

I also missed out on that. When I popped into JS to inquire about it, they only had the next size up; which was sadly too big on me


“As I looked out into that night sky, with all those infinite stars, it made me realise how unimportant they are.”

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#23 2014-03-11 04:50:51

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Re: Aloha shirts

fxh wrote:

I was wearing Hawaiian shirt yesterday and one today public holiday. Always says holiday or BBQ to me and beer. And I like to sing......

Likewise. You do have to pick and choose your occasions with an Aloha?

I have a few, although nothing vintage just nice patterns and illustrations.

One being Korean made by a company creatively called 'Aloha Shirts'.


“As I looked out into that night sky, with all those infinite stars, it made me realise how unimportant they are.”

Peter Cook

 

#24 2014-03-12 03:08:07

Moose Maclennan
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Re: Aloha shirts

Back detail of a Hilo Hattie shirt. I like the little guy in the Hawaiian shirt!

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/uploads/542_k1sb2.jpg

 

#25 2014-03-12 03:21:14

Acton_Baby
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Re: Aloha shirts

^ big_smile


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