Dating from the late 40s, this long sleeve Hawaiian shirt has a rare label from this era: Ross Sutherland. It is a size large with long sleeves. The dramatic print is of a Japanese castle and classic garden below.
The brilliant colors on a sandy brown field are black, blue and green with many accents. The print is beautifully detailed. It could have been taken from a Japanese wood block print. Fabulous.
Measurements in inches are : Chest 46, Sleeve from center neck to cuff approximately 34 - 1/2, across upper back 18 - 1/2 and length from center neck to hem 34 inches.
Shirt features: convertible collar with button loop at the neck, horizontal button holes, coconut buttons, PERFECTLY matched chest pocket, long sleeves gathered to a cuff, back yoke.
The back panel is one piece with the pleats PERFECTLY matching the pattern.
Embroidered label: Made in Hawaii for Ross Sutherland, Honolulu and a small tab with "L" for size large.
ABOVE excellent condition. The rayon crepe fabric is strong and clean. Colors are VIVID. No stains, holes, or signs of significant wear. This is an amazing and wearable shirt. There is one button missing on one cuff.
Most Ross Sutherland shirts of this vintage are in private collections. While you may find examples on the internet; they are rarely offered for sale.
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