Posts Tagged ‘Hawaiian’

Reyn Spooner Pittsburgh Pirates men’s Hawaiian shirt

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

 

Show your love of baseball, but not with another jersey or t-shirt!  This vintage Hawaiian shirt, made for the 1979 World Series, is a colorful riot of Pirates images with Hawaiian styling accent so you can represent for the team with a tropical punch.   The winning accent (in our opinion):  The baseball-look coconut buttons!  Click here for more views and sizing information.

1970’s Reyn Spooner Hawaiian shirt

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

This shirt called out to me not only because it’s fairly lightweight and short-sleeved for summer, but because the tropical print is so subtle and graceful, like the leaves are wafting in the wind.  The colors are muted, yet complement each other.  Click here to view details and sizing information.

Vintage Aloha Shirts

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The first Aloha shirts were originally created for tourists by Ellery Chun, in 1930s Honolulu.  Although Chinese, Mr. Chun made the first shirts out of old Kimono fabric and they were an immediate hit with tourists and surfers.  Vintage Aloha shirts are now a sought after collectible all over the world. Monstervintage has a range of Aloha shirts to offer, to fit every budget and size.  Starting off with a rare and exciting find, this McGregor label 1940s rayon shirt has beautiful tropical fish printed on the back and shell buttons.

rare vintage rayon shirt

1940s rayon Hawaiian shirt

Another fantastic find, and a bit more affordable, is this 1960s tiki delight.

collectible Hawaiian shirt

vintage Hawaiian shirt

Made by Hukilau and 100% cotton, this Aloha shirt is definitely a crowd pleaser.

This shirt was made in California but has the quintessential Polynesian fishing and palm tree motif.

vintage Hawaiian shirt

collectible Polynesian fishing shirt

A very wearable, loose fit, medium shirt in great condition!

Another popular tropical motif is the pineapple.  This magnificent orange, white, pink, and gold, Bare Foot Trader Aloha Shirt, is a large size and is in good condition.

vintage Hawaiian shirt

collectible Aloha shirt

Made in Hilo on the Big Island.

Representing the 1970s, we have a green and aqua Aloha shirt made by Hanakahi of Hawaii.

collectible Hawaiian shirt

aloha shirt

This shirt is a size small and in great condition!  Although not an Aloha shirt, this last item is a fun item for collectors of vintage Hawaiian fabric.  A wrap to be worn at the beach, it was made by Go Barefoot Paradise in Honolulu Hawaii.

collectible wrap around

Hawaiian print wrap around

Monstervintage.com has over 150 Aloha shirts to choose from, so you can be the best dressed man at the luau!

Muumuus and More

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Aloha attire for women is an offshoot of the Hawaiian Aloha shirt, the traditional Hawaiian muumuu, and the more formal holoku. What originated in the 1930s as a shirt for tourists made from old kimono fabric, soon became one of the most widely worn summertime looks. For many people, the love affair with Hawaiian and Polynesian fabrics has grown into avid collecting of vintage Aloha shirts and muumuus. Of course, monstervintage has a lovely assortment of vintage Hawaiian wear to share with you.

First off, is a spectacular 1960s, empire waist, full length dress  made by Ui-Maikai.  Embellished with  aqua hibiscus  flowers, this dress will be a showstopper at any summer luau.

muu muu

vintage Hawaiian dress

A little more unusual is this Polynesian fabric dress made by Waltah Clarke in the 1960s.

Polynesian print vintage dress

vintage Hawaiian

Stand out from the crowd in this bold and fashionable print!

For more casual occasions, what could be more perfect than these colorful Hawaiian print shorts?

vintage Hawaiian fabric shorts

Hawaiian shorts

Another unusual find is this collectible 1940s swimsuit in great condition.

collectible 1940s swimsuit

one piece vintage bathing suit

This  Hawaiian style halter dress was made by Montgomery Ward in the 1970s.  Made from 100% cotton, with pink and purple flowers on a refreshing white background.

Hawaiian print maxi dress

vintage floral halter

This stunning short dress is sure to make a statement!

muumuu dress

short vintage Hawaiian dress

This colorful skirt can be paired with a white halter top or just thrown over a swimsuit for a bold beach look.

vintage skirt

collectible Hawaiian skirt

Make sure you are prepared for summer luaus and tiki parties with monstervintage’s Hawaiian garments!

Men wear short shorts.

Friday, May 21st, 2010

It’s gray, rainy and very dreary in Portland today so I was doing mental sunshine exercises while walking to work. Yesterday I picked up a few yards of lightweight seersucker material to make a blouse with and was reminded of last summer when I told my friend I would make him yellow and white seersucker shorts to replace his favorite pair that saw its demise at the hands of a careless laundry-doing roommate. Since (fingers crossed) we are about to hit sunny days, it’s time I make good on my shorts promise. It also got me thinking about men and sun and shorts.

Heath clothing had a great twist recently on trouser style shorts by pairing them with blazers for a more sophisticated approach. And following their runway shots are a few things we have in stock right now. Snatch up a pair and then promptly start freezing juice popsicles in preparation.