Sun Surf Showing Hawaiian Island Shirt Off White
Undoubtedly the best tops for warmer days ahead, Hawaiian shirts are still the kings of laidback summer style. This is a faithful reproduction that captures the essence of the original 1940s design.
Originally crafted in the late 1940s, this shirt features a classic filament rayon fabric with a discharge print technique. Tanaka Sportswear, later known as Pacific Sportswear Company, embarked on creating this masterpiece after the war.
The design presented in the late 1940s gained immense popularity among tourists visiting Hawaii from the mainland United States. Variations of the pattern with modified lettering and additional design elements have been documented in photographs from that era. This particular design exudes a similar aesthetic to the imagery found in tourism brochures, truly representing the essence of souvenir Aloha shirts.
The fabric used in this repro shirt is custom-made to replicate the high-quality rayon used in the original vintage shirts. It perfectly matches the long-lost formula, resulting in a fabric that is not only visually stunning and smooth to the touch but also provides a cool and comfortable wearing experience due to its excellent heat-dissipating properties. Every effort has been made to meticulously duplicate the fit and shape of the original design, ensuring a true vintage feel.
Produced on a yearly basis in Japan, Sun Surf designs are renowned for their exclusivity. Once a design is released, it is never repeated, making each piece truly unique and collectible. Experience the laid-back summer vibes and indulge in the rich cultural heritage of Hawaii with this remarkable piece.
Sun Surf expertly reproduces in Japan the Hawaiian rayon shirts of their golden age from the 1930s to the 1950s. Since its foundation in the 1970s, the brand has collected thousands of such vintage shirts and even analyzed them to manufacture authentic replicas. In addition to the shirt layout designs, their rich and bright colouration is precisely reproduced using traditional printing techniques, such as discharge or over-printing. We are proud of being one of the few retailers outside Japan offering the most authentic vintage-style Hawaiian shirts in the world.
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