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Dear Zippy, What Is A Retro Hawaiian Shirt?

“Dear Zippy, I heard that retro Hawaiian shirts are the hip in style shirts to wear these days, or is it vintage? What’s the difference between Vintage vs. Retro anyhow? I’ve been thinking on this for weeks and I’m losing sleep. Please help me understand it all as I’m too lazy to Google it myself. Sincerely, – Sleepless in San Fransisco”   Aloha Sleepless, If you’ve been losing sleep wondering what the difference between “vintage” & “retro” is than there’s seriously something wrong with you. But fear no more cos I’m about to drop some knowledge on you and tonight you’ll be sawing logs, counting sheep or catching some Z’s. Choice is yours. Vintage: Although widely misused, the term “vintage” refers to an item that…

Magnum PI Shirts Have Arrived!

Let us rejoice for the long wait is over. The Magnum PI Shirts Are Upon Us! Brother’s and Sisters I say to you tonight, The time is now! Let us rejoice, for the Magnum PI ‘Jungle Bird’ shirts have finally been bestowed upon us once more, and even better…. they’re on SALE! Available in both red & black the ‘Jungle Bird’ shirt (in case you didn’t already know) is the ultimate iconic Hawaiian shirt. A 1980’s vintage throwback that some some claim to be the Holy Grail of Aloha Garments. For eight long seasons Magnum wore this shirt putting up with Higgins and those stupid dogs, Zeus & Apollo. Fighting crime in the seedy underbelly of 1980’s Honolulu, Hawaii. Our hero Thomas Magnum showed us…

Mick Jagger in The Land Of Aloha

Swagger Like Jagger In 1973 Mick Jagger sported this awesome ‘Land Of Aloha’ vintage 1950’s Hawaiian print shirt on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Issue 129 – March 1st. A product of a photo shoot while sailing off the coast of Waikiki Beach, Ohau, Hawaii. Mick and the rest of The Stones came to Hawaii to kick of their ’73 “Pacific Tour” A tour that was planned to take them to Japan for the 1st time. as well as Australia & New Zealand. A tour that Mick also describes as the shortest American tour ever! Well, I guess a single night in Los Angeles and two night in Honolulu is a pretty short American tour. So, up until now if you wanted to sport…

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