In a couple of previous posts we talked about some of the shirts that appeared in the first half of Season 2 of the new Magnum PI. Unlike Season 1 where Jay Hernandez only wore shirts that Tom Selleck had not worn, Season 2 saw Hernandez wear several shirts worn by Tom Selleck. He wore the famous original Magnum PI shirt as well as Midnight Bamboo and Star Orchid.
In the lead up to the crossover episode with Hawaii Five-0, CBS has been airing commercials and posting pics and videos to social media that show Magnum wearing another shirt worn by Tom Selleck in the 80s. That shirt is the Calla Lily purple shirt. What makes this shirt special is that Tom Selleck himself picked this shirt out from the manufacturer's (Pacific Clothing) showroom back in the 80s. Usually, someone from wardrobe would pick the shirts or fabric out but in this case, Tom Selleck apparently took a liking to the shirt and purchased a several of them for him to wear during filming.
We have also learned that the show has picked up several other prints from this same Paradise Found label that Tom Selleck wore on the original show. Those shirts are the Jungle Bird black, Calla Lilly black, and Mini Anthurium blue (as well as black and red). Tom Selleck did not wear the Calla Lily black shirt but he did wear the purple one. Of the Mini Anthurium shirts, Tom Selleck only wore the blue version on the show. But the shirt is also available in black and red and someone from the show bought those colors as well. We don't know which of these shirts Jay Hernandez will wear or if some other character on the show will wear them. But we assume that the producers of the show are aware of the Paradise Found shirts on the original show because every Paradise Found shirt they purchased for Season 2 has been a print from the original series. So they seem to be doing this intentionally.
Shirts Rumored to Appear on Season 2
Jungle Bird black shirt worn by Tom Selleck on the original show
This is the black version of the Calla Lily shirt Tom Selleck wore in the 80s.
Tom Selleck wore this blue version of Mini Anthurium on the original series.
Black version of Mini Anthurium shirt
Red version of Mini Anthurium shirt
So anyway, here is a recap of the Paradise Found shirts that Jay Hernandez wore on Season 2 so far, including the Calla Lily purple shirt that he will wear on the January 3 crossover episode with Hawaii Five-0.
Calla Lily purple
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Jungle Bird red (original Magnum PI print in the Smithsonian)
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Midnight Bamboo black
Screenshot from Pacific Clothing of original Magnum Bamboo shirt
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