UNIFORM | The Hawaiian Shirt

Photo by Mister Mort

Hawaiian shirts are hot items—and I sincerely hope I'm not saying that because I've fallen into some sort of permanent Southern California haze that I can't see beyond. Aloha shirts have come back into fashion for guys for a few years now, but of course have consistently and rightly been "a thing" for some of us, especially vintage clothing experts, ever since they were popularized by G.I.s returning home from Hawaii. Much more recently though, I've been seeing Hawaiian shirts on girls and forward-thinking brands marketing them as unisex or even solely for women. There's the Whit for Madewell collection (not pictured), the just-released unisex KISSES X Arrowhead aloha shirt ($60), and the unisex Levi's Vintage Clothing 1950s Hawaiian Shirt ($210). What do you think, yes or no on Hawaiian shirts this summer?
April 23, 2013 by Lizzie
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