Vintage 60s Duke Kahanamoku Hawaiian Cotton Shirt Made In The USA Orange MRegular price £95.00 GBP
The modern Aloha shirt, commonly referred to as a Hawaiian shirt, was devised in the early 1930s by Chinese merchant Ellery Chun at a store in Waikiki. The first advertisement in the Honolulu Advertiser for Chun’s Aloha shirt was published in 1935. Local residents, especially surfers and tourists, descended on Chun’s store and bought every shirt he had. A legend was born.
This is a vintage 60s Duke Kahanamoku Hawaiian Aloha cotton shirt. Made in Hawaii, USA. Duke Kahanamoku was an American and Native Hawaiian competition swimmer who popularised the ancient Hawaiian sport of Surfing. Hawaii music promoter Kimo Wilder McVay capitalised on Kahanamoku's popularity by naming his Waikiki showroom "Duke Kahanamoku's". It was a major Waikiki showroom in the 1960s.
Used and in great vintage condition with minimal signs of wear. A great and bold Hawaiian perfect for summer. Freshly laundered and ready for its new owner.
All our vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
COLOUR: Orange floral print
SIZE: The label says M but this is small fitting and fits more like S / M (UK Sizing) with a 44in full external chest and the overall fit - but it depends how loose you like to wear (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: 100% Cotton.
- Button fastening front
- Chest patch pocket
- Short sleeves
- Wooden Buttons
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: Please DO NOT solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary from brand to brand but also within the same brand. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up (if applicable) on a flat surface:
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit (double for full chest): 22in (56cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 9in (22.5cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 18in (45.5cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 27in (68.5cm)