Discover Hawaii’s distinctive trademark: the aloha shirt.
Also known as “Hawaiian shirts”, this colorful apparel offers so many options in design
, it’s difficult to know where to start!
Popular Hawaii activities
include surfing and swimming, but today you’ll learn the secrets of another favorite local pastime: shopping
1. Where to shop:
Check out the Aloha Flea Market
for great prices on everything Hawaii, even Aloha Shirts.
dot Waikiki for tourists who want convenience and low prices.
Consider a local thrift store
for second-hand shirts galore.
carry collector’s items dating back to the 50s, with styles starting from 9.99 and soaring into the hundreds.
stock the most popular brands for quality at a manageable price, especially with a store-wide sale or money-saving coupon!
Tori Richard, Reyn Spooner, Royal Hawaiian Creations and Paradise Found are among many brands that offer Hawaii
shirts are affordable and stylish, but aficionados think “Made in Hawaii” means authenticity.
Shell, bamboo, coconut, cotton-covered, jade, metal, plastic buttons
. Aloha shirt pioneer Alfred Shaheen once made ivory buttons
in the shape of Buddha!
Buttons shouldn’t diminish the design and should always compliment the print.
Choose the material
with the right weight
for you. Reyn Spooner’s durable Spooner Kloth, made from pima cotton and polyester, lasts for years!
Finally, a pocket
should match, not interrupt, the pattern.
The are millions of designs to choose from.
include: bottom heavy graphics, leis, Japanese-inspired, even advertising.
Consider which styles
you like before shopping—but keep your mind open to new possibilities!
Don’t forget if you want a polo
, button down
or long sleeve
. Some companies, like Sig Zane, even make ties
Have you realized there are tons
Your search begins
Remember, every Hawaii vacation
includes authentic Aloha wear!
What are you waiting for? Start searching for the perfect aloha shirt
at the Aloha Stadium Flea Market.