Jungle Bird - Tom Selleck Magnum PI - Red (Cotton)
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Did you know that in the 1980s, the famous Jungle Bird "Magnum PI Shirt" was made in both cotton and rayon versions? Well, it sure was. But in 2007, the cotton version was discontinued in favor of the rayon one. After 15 years, Paradise Found brought back the cotton version in late 2021. We don't know how long it will be around so if you loved the Magnum PI shirt but always wished it came in cotton, now is your chance! The shirt sports the exact same print as the rayon one and is made right here in Hawaii, USA.
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The Paradise Found brand of Aloha shirts has been around since the 1980s and we have produced countless different prints. And while we always come up with new designs to keep up with the times, a handful of shirts have remained very popular over the decades. Sometimes we will release a new color of the design but we will always keep the most popular ones in production. We think of these as our Classics that have withstood the test of time.
The most famous of our classic shirts is the red Jungle Bird print. If this shirt looks familiar to you, it should. Tom Selleck wore the red version of this shirt in the opening credits of the 1980s TV series, Magnum PI. It is in the final moments where Magnum looks over his shoulder and wiggles his eyebrows at the camera. This shirt became so associated with the show that it was even inducted into the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The Smithsonian reportedly chose this shirt and other Magnum PI memorabilia because of the show’s positive portrayal of Vietnam veteran characters Thomas Magnum, TC, and Rick in an era when the US was still dealing with the scars of the Vietnam War. Jay Hernandez has also wore this shirt in the Magnum PI reboot. And this shirt has also appeared in several other movies and TV shows over the years.