The Hawaiian Shirt - Do you Dare?

Paul McCartney's Hawaiian Shirt 1976

On my weekly thrifting trip I came across a mid 70s vintage men's Hawaiian shirt. I've never liked Hawaiian shirts on men - I find them too obnoxious. However, upon a recent viewing of The Beach Boys' Good Vibrations (1976) video on YouTube - here - or below - Paul McCartney caught my eye (1:52). Maybe I have lightened up a bit - or I'm just turning into my Mom.

So, what would you wear with the Hawaiian shirt? I say cotton, linen or rayon trousers like The Boys are wearing in the vid.

From left to right:

ANN DEMEULEMEESTER - COTTON LINEN TWILL TROUSERS

FORME D'EXPRESSION - RELAXED TROUSERS

GIVENCHY - TWILL TROUSERS


MIHARAYASUHIRO - WASHED CREPE PIQUET TROUSERS


FYI some vintage Hawaiian shirts are worth 100s of dollars. This area was never really my specialty although I have gotten a few pretty pennies for 1950s Kamehamea pieces. Check out this wonderful website - Vintage Hawaiian Shirt - he seems to be a pro in the field.

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