Fabulous safari style aloha shirt for Andrade Honolulu in an enormous abstract batik print in colors of golden acid orange, red, and cream, sewn on the reverse. G.V.H. Hawaiiprint with an image of Diamond Head is stamped along the selvage.
Safari inspirations include the epaulet shoulders, four patch pockets with buttoned flaps on the front, a Norfolk waistband in back with a hidden box tuck above it, sewn sleeve cuffs and a pen pocket on the (wearer’s) left sleeve. And, interestingly, this has an open pleat in the center back, too.
Buttons are wood. Buttonholes are vertical.
This has enormous collar points too, making it late 60s, possibly 70s manufacture.
This style was often worn in the service industry in Hawaii including restaurant workers, valets, airline staff, and beach-bar bartenders!
No size label, this measures:
Shoulder point to shoulder point: 19”
Sleeve length: 10”
Around sleeve hem: 16”
Length from center back of the neck to the top of the waist band: 16 and 7/8”
Length from the center back of the neck to the hem: 29 and 1/2”
Around hem: 50”, but that back seam is open, as is the button center front.
Label: “Made in Hawaii for Andrade Honolulu”
There’s no fiber label, but there is a laundering instruction of “Machine wash warm.” This feels like a nice, medium weight all cotton, but it doesn’t wrinkle much, so probably has a smidge of polyester blended with it.
This is in outstanding, excellent condition. It’s been freshly laundered and is ready to wear.
Speaking of ready to wear, these aloha shirts are worn by businessmen on Fridays in Hawaii for Aloha Friday, often worn open with a fresh white tshirt underneath (local style). They are perfect for summer tiki parties, Hawaiian themed picnics, Trashed Tourist Parties, or just to the rodeo or racetrack on a Saturday night.
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