This 1960s cotton barkcloth Tiki print ladies shirt made by Iolani is so neat! According to Vintage Fashion Guild’s Label Resource, this Hawaiian company first started out just manufacturing men’s clothing, but later produced women’s wear as well. The women’s line of clothing was created by designer, Kiyomi Hirose, who joined Iolani in 1958 as their head designer. This particular shirt has a tribal print with a touch of abstract. The bold print is done in brown, orange and gold on a cream background. There is an underlying floral print that is very faintly done on the cream material that’s very subtle. The collar on this pullover tunic style shirt is flat and resembles a Johnny Collar. The shirt opening closes with two small round buttons and a loop that are covered with the same material as the shirt. The sleeves are long and go just above the wrist on a woman. There is a faux cuff at the wrist opening on each sleeve. There’s a welted breast pocket on the left upper side of the shirt and there are slits on each side of the bottom of the shirt. All inner seams are well finished with no raw edges visible.
Although, I am calling this a Ladies shirt, it really is unisex and could be worn by a man. The sleeves would probably be more of a 3/4 length on a guy. The beachcomber style of this shirt does lend itself to either mens or ladies and there are no darts in the chest area. Just saying…….
Condition: Very Good
This shirt has no issues to note.
Label: Iolani Hawaii
Care Label: Machine Wash Cold Water With Mild detergent. Tumble Dry. Do Not Bleach, Soak or Wring. Iron if Needed.
RN 21689, Cotton 100%, Style 109AK, 123
By today’s standards, this shirt would most likely be Size 10 or Size 34 for a lady. It is a small “Medium” for a guy. Please refer to the Measurements given below to be sure that you get a proper fit.
Taken with Shirt Laid Out Flat
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17”
Outer Sleeve: 16 1/2”
Inner Sleeve: 13”
From Shoulder to Bottom Hemline: 25 1/2”
Circumference of Bottom Hemline: 40”
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Vintage 1960s Iolani Ladies Tiki Print Shirt Made in Hawaii Surfer Style