This is 1/10 of my collection, I own the closet! Some people (wives) have thousands of shoes, I have hundreds of Hawaiian shirts. I live in an extremely hot environment and furthermore every time I leave the house I look like a tourist. My area and job are supported by the tourism industry.
Plus I gained a love for a Hawaiian shirts while living in Hawaii. They are extremely comfortable and you can’t tell I’m carrying an M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon. “Belt fed” under my shirt. I recommend cotton and batik over rayon.
I’ve been running Hawaiian shirts since the “photographers vest” became a dog whistle for “he’s got a gun”. There are also shirts from PR and the PI that I can never seem to remember the name of. Light, cotton or silk hang down below the tops of your bluejeans pockets and cover bang sticks very well if IWB.
I have “traditional” Hawaiian shirts where the full color “pattern” is sewn inside out to give it a subdued look as well as some really loud obnoxious ones that I use to hide in plain sight.
@Ouade5 Magnum didn’t make the shirt the shirt made Magnum.
Since the Wuhan Flu my hair and beard have gotten so long that my wife said I am starting to look like Jeff Bridges “The Dude” or mebby Sam Elliot (I’ve been told by more than one that I sound like him and have a great radio voice). I have more hair on my head now than I did when I was in High School (I went in the 80’s) if I pull it all back and grab it I can feel hair on the other end of my fist which conceptually means I can have a pony tail. I’m half debating not getting a hair cut until Normal returns just to see how long I can get it since I’m past the part that usually causes me to get it cut off.
I was stationed at Pearl Harbor for 3 years & retired a year later. We had ALOHA FRIDAY which meant you wore an Hawaiian shirt on Friday, I still have my shirts from 92-94. They are old but comfortable. lol
I grew up in South Florida. So, I had the obligatory collection of Hawaiian shirts and colorful ties … until I moved to Dallas and got married. Now, the Boss (from AZ) has disappeared the Hawaiian shirts and forbids my wearing of tasteful ties on Sunday.
Somehow, I have grown up to be an old fuddy-duddy.
I love Hawaiian shirts, and have enjoyed my visits to the islands…however I have a confession to make…I have outgrown those shirts, and my puka shells are too small. My magnum stache is grey. The good news is that my pony tail is getting longer.