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Term Banquet

Everyone wore their new shirts at the end of term banquet tonight. Thanks so much for all the help the product is awesome!

 

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Hanover Parrothead Society….Jimmy Buffet fans!

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A Hit On Disney Cruise!

Our shirts were the hit of the Disney Cruise. Guests and Crew alike kept asking where we bought them so they could get one. I proudly exclaimed that we had them custom made by customhawaiianshirtshop.com for our Facebook group. Any extras we had were sold off within the first day of the cruise. I am now considering what our next custom cruise shirt will look like. Thanks Becky, Todd and the rest of the gang…

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CAL Band Alumni

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Old Glory Honor Flight

A sincere thank you for your help in designing our custom Hawaiian shirts for our group in June.  You provided some outstanding artwork and it was hard to settle on just one design.  We ordered our shirts on a very tight time frame and you were able to accommodate us.  The aloha shirts were one of the special touches that made our trip to Hawaii a trip we will never forget and everyone who saw the shirts wanted one!  I look forward to working with you again on a future order. 

As you may recall, we took 20 Pearl Harbor survivors back to Pearl Harbor, Oahu, HI this past June during the 70th anniversary year of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Above is a picture of one of our WW2 vets wearing his aloha shirt and one of the Old Glory Honor Flight  board members.  When i find a group photo with the shirts, i will send it to you as well. Thank you!  

Diane MacDonald
Old Glory Honor Flight

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Back to School Celebration

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Great shirts, Thanks


Working with Becky was wonderful. They were so helpful in designing the shirts, had some great ideas. They worked with all our design changes. Pricing was great. Order was received before it was do and we were working on a tight schedule. They exceeded all my expectations. We will definitely will use them again.

Thanks,
Mary Beth

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4th of July

    

Check out our client’s cool and unique way of wearing their custom Hawaiian shirts on their float for the town’s 4th of July parade.  Custom Hawaiian shirts are the perfect piece of apparel to add color and excitement to any activity!

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Summer Time Hawaiian Shirts


Now couldn’t be a more perfect time than to start thinking about investing in some Hawaiian shirts for your company, organization, school, hospital, etc.  It is warm outside and we all want something casual to throw on for Friday’s work day.  Not only is it comfortable to wear, but I can assure you that your shirt will get many compliments and you will have people all over thinking about Hawaiian shirt possibilities.  Don’t get your feet too buried in the sand before making that phone call or sending us that email to me your custom Hawaiian shirt!

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Aloha Shirts

“Aloha shirts,”  better known as Hawaiian shirts, are a recognized and worldwide icon originating from what some call “paradise,” the island of Hawaii.   These symbolic shirts have their roots in a rich blend of four different cultures: bright kimono cloth from Japan, the relaxed and cool-wearing Barong Tagalog (an untucked shirt) from the Philippines, colorful garments and silk from China and the customary collared shirt style from the USA.  Now days, these tropical shirts can be characterized by their bright and colorful pattern print, short-sleeves, collars, and buttons down the front with a continuous pattern throughout.

The invention of the modern aloha shirt in the 1930s can be attributed to a Chinese merchant by the name of Ellery Chun of King-Smith Clothiers and Dry goods, a store in Waikiki.  In an attempt to build business during the Depression, Chun and his sister Ethel Chun Lum, took leftover kimono fabrics, began sewing and quickly converted them into brightly printed colored shirts which they sold to tourists.  Chun trademarked the name shortly after his trendy creation was coined by a newspaper in Honolulu.

Hawaiian shirts, also known as Tropical Shirts, have taken off since they first entered the industry back in the 1930s.  In 1947, the Aloha Week festival began and city employees in Hawaii were able to wear these Hawaiian Clothes for business.  Hawaiian shirts were rapidly noticed by local Hawaii residents, surfers and Waikiki beach boys who started buying them in mass quantities.  In 1962, aloha shirts were promoted as business attire for use in the workplace.  Shortly thereafter, two aloha shirts were given to each member of the House of Representatives and the Hawaii Senate which eventually led to the use of aloha apparel during summer months.  “Aloha Fridays” officially began in 1966 after Bill Foster Sr., president of the Hawaii Fashion Guild, campaigned for “Aloha Fridays” in the workplace – a day where men could wear their aloha shirts on Fridays.  By 1970, the protocol for business attire for any day of the week was aloha wear.

California was the first state to adopt Aloha Fridays and it continued to gradually spread around the world, where by 1990 it was known as “Casual Fridays.”  Nowadays in Hawaii, aloha apparel is worn as business wear any day of the week. Popularity of Aloha Wear in the United States can be partially attributed to the use by celebrities and politicians such as:  President Harry S. Truman, Jay-Z, Jimmy Buffett, Richard Lewis, Arthur Godfrey, and Elvis Presley who wore one for the cover of his “Blue Hawaii” soundtrack.

Aloha shirts are a perfect fit for anyone and everyone.  And here at the Custom Hawaiian Shirt Shop, we specialize in Custom Hawaiian Shirts for companies, clubs, fraternities, schools and endless other organizations.   We would enjoy making a Custom Hawaiian Shirt for your group as well.  

Please call us today Toll Free at (800) 998-Ties (8437) for a free consultation and quote.  You’ll be glad you did!

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