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Gents, do you have a Hawaiian shirt in the back of your closet?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (33167points) June 18th, 2010

Actually, we call them aloha shirts, but most people call them Hawaiian shirts. I was just wondering how many of the male jellies here have a wildly colored aloha shirt lurking in the back of their closets just waiting for someone to have a Hawaiian themed party to wear to?

Is yours bright blue with hula girls in grass skirts? Does yours have surfboards lined up in a row? Is it rather simple with palm trees swaying on the shore?

Tell us about the secret aloha shirt you bring out only on special occassions.

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BoBo1946's avatar

Have two…when i go to a party!!!!

dpworkin's avatar

I used to have a whole collection of vintage silk Aloha shirts from the 1940s and ‘50s, but I lost them in a fire. Those were some wonderful shirts in the pre-Rayon days.

CMaz's avatar

I have around 12 of them. I don’t like objects on them. Surfboards and such.
I like to stick with the flora.

Actually, I am wearing one right now.

erichw1504's avatar

I used to have this great one made of silk, but alas I grew out of it. The most “Hawaiian” shirt I have now is a red one with white flowers on the bottom.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I have eight or nine aloha shirts. Some made in Hawaii but the most unusual one was made in Russia.

CMaz's avatar

Also, they must have coconut buttons.

Except for the one I am wearing. ;-)

Arisztid's avatar

Nope. I have never seen one I would like to wear.

Aethelwine's avatar

My husband has many in the front of our closet. The louder the better. ;)

beccalynnx's avatar

I’m not a gent, but yes, I do. as does my boyfriend. My father has about ten of them.

ipso's avatar

<counting> Fourteen brah! <loose shaka>

And none of them are “in the back”. These are the select few, whittled from many. Mostly traditional/sedate.

The silk ones I tend to save for special occasions because of the cleaning hassle. Since my Hugo Boss days are long over, they are the only thing that I ever need to have cleaned. Being a guy is so great. The girlfriend takes pretty much everything – including me – to the cleaners.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

No, but I have a lot of plaid, which is the aloha shirt of the north.

ucme's avatar

No but Tom Selleck is hidden in the cellar stuffed inside a sack of potatos.

chyna's avatar

@jonsblond Why am I not surprised? haha.

RocketSquid's avatar

Nah, I don’t have one in my closet.

Probably because I’m wearing it now.

cfrydj's avatar

I am proud to say that I have none.

YARNLADY's avatar

My husband wears his regularly on casual day at work.

Sarcasm's avatar

I don’t.
Though, I was in Kohl’s yesterday and seriously contemplating whether or not to buy one. In case you couldn’t guess, I decided not to buy one.

downtide's avatar

I have never owned one. Now I’m old enough that I don’t need to worry about being trendy any more, I might just get one.

filmfann's avatar

I have many, including the ugliest one I ever saw: a gift from Mom. It has McDonalds hamburgers, fries, and golden arches. I last wore it to a bad taste party years ago.

boffin's avatar

Mine gets a lot of use “Hawaiian shirt” Fridays at work… The gaudier (loud) the better.
I try to find them in second hand stores or at flea-markets.

partyparty's avatar

I bought one for my S/O when we went to a fancy dress party. Bright orange… I mean bright orange with even brighter green flowers on it.
As soon as the party was over the shirt went in the rubbish bin.
I just couldn’t bring myself to wash it and put it outside to dry.
I do have my pride and didn’t want my neighbours to think I actually went out and purchased it LOLL

GracieT's avatar

When I found this question, I had to show it to my husband who was wearing a Hawaiian shirt. I don’t have any, but he does, and loves them! ;0)

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