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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HAWAII'S ALOHA SHIRTS
On Jul 19, 2022
Hawaiian Shirts are short-sleeved, loose-fitting, open-collar shirt originally worn in Hawaii, made of lightweight fabric printed in colorful, often bold designs of flowers, leaves, birds, beaches, etc.
The History of Hawaiian Shirts Warm balmy breezes and white sandy beaches. The crystal blue waters of the Pacific reflecting golden sunsets. Symbols of the islands of Hawaii. As symbolic as any Hawaiian treasure is the Hawaiian shirt, or properly described, the "Aloha shirt". The lore and history of the first "Aloha" Hawaiian shirts is steeped in the culture and heritage of early Hawaii.
Around the world, ‘aloha’ has become synonymous with Hawaiian culture. It’s the one Hawaiian word tourists and travelers from just about any part of the world know, and it’s a word that connects everybody because of the warm greeting that it is, and the unique and beautiful culture it expresses. So, what exactly does aloha mean? Let’s delve a little deeper and find out. The usual meaning of aloha Typically, as travelers find out, the word aloha means hello and goodbye. This is pretty much like ciao in Italian or salut in French. People in Hawaii use it as a way to greet each other hello, or to wish each other a great morning. It’s also used when they’re parting ways and bidding farewell.
What Is a Hawaiian Shirt? So what exactly is the Hawaiian shirt and why is it such an important emblem of island life? The Aloha shirt (also referred to as the Hawaiian shirt) is a style of dress shirt that can often be worn for casual or smart/casual events. These shirts are printed with floral patterns, usually feature short sleeves, and have a collar.
Traditionally, they have been worn by men but women can also wear them. With so many different print designs available, there’s a Hawaiian shirt for everyone. And with the endless choice of prints and florals, there’s a sense that every single shirt is unique.
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