Welcome to Aloha Shirt Paradise
After surviving Pearl Harbor and World War II, the City of Honolulu boomed, creating a legacy of classic mid-century architecture and style. The sunny beaches of Waikiki welcomed war-weary travelers from around the world to the land of Aloha.
This was the home of Duke Kahanamoku and the Waikiki Beachboys.
Modern surfing was born here.
And if you wanted one of those swell shirts Duke and his fellow surfers were wearing, don't flip your wig. They’d be jazzed to take you to their favorite spots to check out the hippest Aloha shirts. This was Aloha shirt paradise.
“Having become a cherished keepsake for island visitors and remaining warmly accepted at home by the locals, the aloha shirt from this point forward would enjoy the unique position as an ambassador of ‘aloha.’”
- Dale Hope, The Aloha Shirt