aloha shirt

Casual short-sleeve print shirt, originally made in Hawaii; a colorful fashion item that over the decades bounced all over the fashion spectrum, from casually elegant, to tacky and garish, to highly collectible. Native Hawaiians for years had been hand-painting island motifs onto the drab tapa-bark palaka shirts favored by Chinese immigrant workers, when, in 1931, Honolulu tailor Ellery Chun bega...

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