Hawaiian Aloha Vintage Shirt
Hawaiian Aloha Vintage Shirt
Hawaiian Aloha Vintage Shirt
Hawaiian Aloha Vintage Shirt

Hawaiian Aloha Vintage Shirt, Size L

Regular price $45.00

The Puritan brand made some excellent vintage shirt, complex tribal prints and this one's a winner. This vintage shirt is made from soft rayon/viscose blend. The tag is marked as 2XL but I think would best fit an L. The condition of this vintage shirt is good, with slight worn in colour fade.

Measurements- (taken from seam to seam, while garment is lying flat.) You should compare these measurements to something of your own, to best gauge the fit.

Under arm to under arm seam- 56 cm. 22 inch
Length from base of collar to bottom-75 cm. 29.5 inch
Sleeve length-28 cm. 11 inch


Vintage Hawaiian Shirt

One of our most popular men’s party and festival shirts are the always classic vintage Hawaiian shirts. Every man should experience the laid back joy of a soft, comfortable, energetic printed Hawaiian shirt, which is a celebration of fun in the sun, or sunset!

We mostly buy Hawaiian shirts that are made in Hawaii because these have the most interesting, well executed prints and highest quality fabrics. This is because they have been making them there since the early part of the 20th century and generations of artisans have passed on the trade.

Australia Vintage Hawaiian Shirt

Hawaiian shirts, formally known as "aloha shirts," were never designed with "fashion" in mind. Aloha shirts, in all their brightly coloured, energetically printed, fabulously tacky, once-kitschy beauty, are still seen on the street and on the runways today. The aloha shirt, on the other hand, has a history that is both complex and interesting. The origins of these shirts are from the intricate motifs of Japanese Art and also Korean and Chinese. During the 1930’s and 40’s they became very popular with US serviceman, many of who returned to the mainland USA with an exotic Aloha Shirt in tow. In the 1950’s the Hawaiian shirt became more elevated in status, after Elvis Presley wore Alfred Shaheen’s designs in the movie Blue Hawaii. In 1966, a 21-year-old heartthrob, Leonardo DiCaprio gave the shirt a hit of sex appeal in Romeo and Juliet and Tom Selleck famously wore floral-printed styles in the 1980 TV series Magnum, P.I. The style became more sophisticated and veered away from the loud, bold patterns and colours for a time. These days, mass Chinese manufacturers are producing Hawaiian shirts for companies such as K-Mart and Big W. If you compare these to a good authentic vintage Hawaiian shirt, they are soulless and sad.

Vintage Hawaiian Shirt Online

A good Hawaiian shirt will always have real coconut buttons, which is a great way of using a natural by-product, local to the area they are made in. It’s a good environmental choice. We love rayon Hawaiian shirts. These are super soft, are a mostly natural fiber, are breathable and moisture resistant, don’t crease easily and can hold very rich colour in them. In the 1980’s Hawaiian shirts morphed into the abstract Aloha shirt, which uses many of the same elements of a Hawaiian shirt, such as cut, fabric and the use of coconut buttons, but the prints became more abstract. Pastel shades were very popular, gelati colours of pink, blue, green and yellow. Then into the 1990’s energetic, dark toned primitive prints became popular. Many of the USA brands took the time to produce seriously good stuff, experimenting with block printing, which was used by more traditional cultures in textile designs. Tori Richards, a Hawaiian company that has been around since the 1950’s made some wonderful prints during this period. In 2016 spring/summer, the men’s collection have seen an abundance of aloha shirts from Saint Laurent’s grungy Kurt Cobain inspired to Dries Van Noten’s mixed print variant. The popularity of the aloha shirt can be explained by the fact that we all want to wear a piece of paradise.

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Returns Info

  • We accept exchanges but not refunds.
  • Exchanges must be lodged within 3 days of delivery
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We estimate our sizes based on these charts. Measure yourself to find out your size.

We also provide measurements of the garment in the description, and
suggest you grab a tape measure and compare the size to something
similar of your own, to best gauge how it will fit.

We pride ourselves on the high standard of our vintage items and will not offer anything for sale that looks too worn out, has noticeable stains or needs repairs.  However, being vintage, you should expect that most items will have signs of general wash and wear.  We inspect every item carefully and will describe any noticeable faults, such as holes, marks or fading in the listings. 

How we rate the condition...

Brand New- Newly made products.

Excellent- Flawless, no signs of wear.

Very good-slightly worn, or a negligible fault that is not obvious.

Good- may have some wear and/or minor fading, small marks,stains, minor pilling,  a few stitches missing etc.

Fair- Has obvious flaws, however is still wearable and/or collectable.  Faults will be outlined in the listing.


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