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Right. Actually I lived there for about seven years, walking distance from the circle.
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Originally posted by CSL CSL wrote:

Right. Actually I lived there for about seven years, walking distance from the circle.

We might have passed each other, without even knowing it?
Unless we’re talking 1970’s?
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Quite possibly, Mike. I arrived there around 2001.
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The two links about Aloha shirts were fascinating reading, although I'm not really interesting in vintage shirts or anything particularly collectable. I'm more of an "end user," in a manner of speaking.
 
I do have one, though, but it's not old, unless ten years is old. It was supposedly made in Hawaii. It's a cotton/rayon blend, which I think makes for a perfect weight and feel. I don't think I've examined a rayon shirt but rayon might be called artificial silk. I do have a silk sports shirt that doesn't pretend to be Hawaiian but I rarely wear it. It's too good to wear. The Hawaiian-made shirt that I do wear (and like) has a fairly subdued pattern, which is of flying boats and a few background clouds and palm trees, all on a pale blue field.
 
I noted in one of the links that mention of early shirts through the 40s into the 50s having long collar points. I have a French army khaki shirt from the late 40s that also has long collar points that look very dated today. A later model had shorter collar points. Oddly enough, the pre-war French army shirt (M35) had a button-down collar, even to include a button on the back of the collar. Remember that feature from the 50s and 60s? Before that, French army shirts had no collar but I don't remember that far back.
 
I always thought that Pendleton had especially nice sport shirts, both wool and cotton and for some curious reason, the wool sport shirts (still available at high prices) were supposedly popular with the surfing crowd, as were Hawaiian shirts. The Beach Boys started out as the Pentletones, I think.
 
We've been to the Bahamas and to Bermuda and I don't recall noticing anyone wearing what would be called a Hawaiian sports shirt. Or a Mexican-style shirt, which probably has a similar history.
 
 
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I've came to work wear from vintage so personally I'm not concerned about looking dated. When it comes to Hawaiian shirts, I want the rayon ones with long collars. IMO way more stylish than the office wear collars that most modern shirts have.
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When you're my age, anything you wear will looked dated.
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I think we're in the same boat...
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