What to Wear in Hawaii

What to Wear in Hawaii

September 19, 2018

Hawaii is a place where you can relax, rejuvenate and simply be the best version of you. Wearing Aloha tropical dresses and shirts is a great way to express your individuality. Pick the best Hawaiian dresses and Hawaiian shirt styles that complement your personal style and figure. Hawaii vacation fashion tips ahead.

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The Other Magnum PI Hawaiian Shirts

The Other Magnum PI Hawaiian Shirts

June 28, 2018

When you think of Magnum PI, you probably think of Tom Selleck in his classic red Aloha shirt. That Magnum PI shirt is actually in the Smithsonian. Not bad!  But as famous as that shirt is, it wasn't the only shirt made popular by the show. Here are three more "Magnum PI" shirts. 

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3 Simple Rules to Having a Great Hawaiian Party

3 Simple Rules to Having a Great Hawaiian Party

April 29, 2018

A luau is a Hawaiian party or feast often accompanied by entertainment. It’s an event where friends and family eat, laugh and bond through a fun shared experience. Basically, luaus are awesome. The best thing is that don’t have to go to Hawaii or spend big money to capture this magic. Throwing a Hawaiian theme party is easier than you think. Just follow these three basic rules and you’ll be elevated to hero status among your friends.

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May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii

May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii

April 25, 2018

The first of May is an exciting day in Hawaii, where kama’aina (locals) celebrate Lei Day with concerts, parades and the making and giving of lei.  While fresh flowers are the most traditional, you can now find or make lei out of carefully woven ribbon, yarn and other materials. Lei Day became an official holiday in 1929, to honor the history and tradition of the floral garland that has become synonymous with Hawaii and the aloha spirit.

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A Brief History of the Magnum PI Shirt

A Brief History of the Magnum PI Shirt

April 11, 2018

The Magnum PI Aloha shirt made by the Pacific Clothing Company is one of the most iconic of all Hawaiian shirts. And this is because Tom Selleck often wore this shirt on the TV show Magnum PI. Some people have asked us if this is the actual shirt and label (Paradise Found) that he wore on the show. Well, as it turns out, yes it is. According to Tim Smith of Pacific Clothing Company, the maker of Paradise Found label, the TV show apparently sent someone to a department store called Liberty House (Liberty House was like the Hawaii version […]

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What is Aloha Friday About?

What is Aloha Friday About?

April 03, 2018

Ever since the first Aloha shirt was made back in the 1930s, the Hawaiian shirt has become an integral part of Hawaii’s culture. Hawaii’s warm and often humid tropical climate made wearing a traditional business suite to work very uncomfortable. In 1947, the city of Honolulu started to encourage people to wear cooler sport shirts to work during the hot summer months. The Hawaiian shirt prints at the time (vintage prints) were still quite bold and not considered appropriate work attire. In 1962 the Hawaiian Fashion Guild began promoting the idea of wearing aloha wear to work. So shirt designers […]

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