The Golden Age of Aloha Shirts
(or the Hawaiian Shirt)
Are you familiar with this kind of shirt? Many are – and many have worn as a joke or Halloween costume. However, these Aloha shirts are actually quite fashion-first right now.
The “Aloha shirt” really had it’s moment from the 1930s-1950s. Like any fun trend, they never truly disappeared. As you can see this year, tropical prints are back again – and in a big way. Although for some, the love of a fun print never went away. (Think Rockabilly!) Along with its vintage appeal, the bright, bold colors are a great addition to your spring and summer wardrobe. This kind of print isn’t just for your swimsuits. If your office allows it, consider making your Casual Friday an Aloha Friday. (Find out how ‘casual Friday’s came to be.)
The Origin of the Aloha Shirt
The Aloha shirt is a beautiful blend of many different cultures and their fashion found in Hawaii and its people. Japanese immigrants brought over kimonos in bright fabrics. Filipinos brought with them their barong tagalogs. The Chinese brought with them gorgeous multi-colored silks. And we cannot forget about Hawaii’s own native fashion. It is said that the first Aloha shirt was made sometime in the 1920s.
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