Back in the day... California surfers used to call men's rayon Hawaiian shirts "silkies" because they were soft and comfortable. Even today they are just referred to as Hawaiian shirts (or tropical shirts) on the mainland and some people simply refer to them as vacation apparel.
But if you're a true island native, you probably know the actual origin and nomenclature of these shirts, which were originally called a Palaka shirt or Aloha shirt as the purists would refer to them. Palaka was a checkered print and the cloth of choice. It was a Hawaiian staple made from a unique material named Tapa. Regardless, you still need to know how to wear them, read this article on how to wear a Hawaiian shirt and you will be a expert on Hawaiian style!
Wave Shoppe's men's Hawaiian shirts are made with high quality fabrics from Hawaii and textile warehouses across the USA. Our cotton Hawaiian shirts carry the sought after Wave Shoppe label and our cotton men's Hawaiian shirts also have perfectly matched pockets. Standard sized men's shirts are available in sizes Small, Medium, Large, XL.
Hawaiian shirts for men are perfect for sailing the high seas in a Hawaiian shirt, Hawaiian Shirt Fridays, or just hanging out with friends. We manufacture our own clothing, on our own label. We also have the capability in Oahu, HI to provide large quantities of Hawaiian shirts for groups such as swim teams, company parties, beach parties, conventioneers, wedding parties and of course family luaus.
We think that everyone should have at least one tropical print shirt, but we recommend that you go all in and keep 2 or more shirts on-hand, you know, for those special occasions.
Here you can get a top-quality men's Hawaiian shirt with a perfectly matched shirt pocket (all pockets are matched to the pattern in the fabric) for the lowest price, best of all our Hawaiian shirts are made in the USA. KY'S Hawaiian print camp shirts are high quality, and the majority of our Hawaiian clothing is priced substantially lower than direct competitors and companies such as Kohls, Macys, Nordstrom and even JCPenney. Buy American made!