Hawaiian Lifestyle

2022 Christmas Gift Ideas
This Christmas, share the Aloha spirit with friends and family by giving them a wearable piece of Hawaii. With so many prints to choose from, we know it can be pretty hard to find the right shirt. To help you...
What is Aloha Friday?
Aloha Friday was the precursor to the worldwide phenomenon of "Casual Friday" and is still a celebrated piece of Hawaiian culture today. How Did Aloha Friday Start? Up until 1946, Hawaiian workers would typically wear proper business attire. However, that...
Hawaiian Shirts - the History, Heritage and Lore...
Warm balmy breezes and white sandy beaches. The crystal blue waters of the Pacific reflecting golden sunsets. Symbols of the islands of Hawaii. As symbolic as any Hawaiian treasure is the Hawaiian shirt, or properly described, the "Aloha shirt". The...
eHow - How to Wear a Hawaiian Shirt
Things You'll Need: Men's Hawaiian Shirt Women's Hawaiian Shirt Wear the Hawaiian shirt casually - untucked and hanging loosely. Keep accessories to a minimum. Leave your cummerbunds, suspenders, belts and bow ties as far away as possible from the shirt,...
Hawaiian Christmas Story
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? In Hawaii, there aren’t many homes with fireplaces. Can Christmas really be Christmas in Hawaii? Yes, it can. Hawaii residents begin putting up their holiday lights and Christmas trees as soon as the last...
Hawaiian Fun Facts
The state of Hawaii consists of eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii. Hawaii is the most isolated population center on the face of the earth. Hawaii is 2,390 miles from...
Learn the Language of Hawaii
The 5 vowels a,e,i,o and u as well as the 7 consonants h,k,l,m,n,p, and w make up the entire Hawaiian alphabet. In the Hawaiian language a consonant is always followed by a vowel which also means all Hawaiian words end...
How a Hawaiian Shirt is Made
Hawaii's clothing manufacturers have been making Aloha shirts (aka Hawaiian shirts) in Hawaii since the 1930s. And although modern computer technology has greatly changed the way different designs are created, the actual manufacturing process today is not that different from...
The Origins of the Aloha Shirt
By Alexis Cheung  Feb 23, 2018 Racked.com The story of the “first” aloha shirts remains disputed. Local lore ranges from an anecdote of a group of private-school boys who had sensational ones made by tailors in downtown Honolulu to a tale about...
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Aloha! Hawaiian Shirts and Dresses - Shaka Time Hawaii - We offer beautifully crafted authentic Hawaiian shirts, dresses and kids clothing. Big shirts up to 8XL. Wholesale & Bulk Orders. Ancient Explorations - cultural tours of the Hawaiian Islands, Hawaiian...
Vintage Hawaiian Shirts
Some people find them gaudy, others consider them tacky, but few things represent Hawaiian culture better than the Hawaiian Aloha shirt. Its history comes from a variety of cultural sources, whose multiplicities are appropriately represented by the patchwork nature of...
Hawaiian Shirt History Volume 3
Even more history and information about the evolution of the Hawaiian Aloha Shirt Hawaii’s history is filled with legends, and many of them were wearing Hawaiian shirts. On the islands, they are known as Aloha shirts but the icon known...
Hawaiian Shirt History Volume 2
More history and information about the evolution of the Hawaiian Aloha Shirt Hawai'i' - awash in romance, marbled by different cultures, saturated with beauty, and compelling in contrasts - gave birth, over 50 years ago, to the renowned Aloha shirt....
Hawaiian Shirt History Volume 1
History of Hawaiian Aloha Shirts from Aloha Shirt Shop Because our site is very frequently used by journalists from broadcast and print media for research information on the history of the Hawaiian shirt and culture, we present two of the...
The Hawaiian Shirt Makes a Comeback
The Hawaiian shirt makes a comeback The loud colorful Hawaiian shirts sported by Magnum PI are making an unlikely comeback on catwalks and in Europe's most fashionable stores, Die Welt reports. Updated Updated 26 August 2013 The unlikely revival started...
What Does Aloha Mean?
Around the world, ‘aloha’ has become synonymous with Hawaiian culture. It’s the one Hawaiian word tourists and travelers from just about any part of the world know, and it’s a word that connects everybody because of the warm greeting that...
What Does Mahalo Mean?
Anyone who has visited Hawaii will tell you that, aside from the islands’ joyous greeting ‘aloha’, ‘mahalo’ is the next big word you’ll see everywhere. It’s not a hard word to work out – within a few minutes of being...
What is Lei Day?
If there’s one time of the year when you need to be in Hawaii, it’s during Lei Day. Lei Day in Hawaii is nothing short of a feast – for the eyes, for the heart, for the soul. Everybody around...
Best Island to Visit in Hawaii for the First Time
The beautiful, ancient state of Hawaii has eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the island of Hawaii itself, known as the Big Island. What makes each island special, and which of these islands is the...
What to Wear to a Luau
A luau is a traditional Hawaiian party that typically includes a feast and is accompanied by conventional forms of Hawaiian entertainment such as dancing, fun games, art and craft displays and demonstrations, and Hawaiian musical acts. Luaus can also include...
Where to Stay On Maui
The best thing about Hawaii is that it isn’t just one, but eight large islands. What this means for you, if you’re a traveler, is that on a Hawaiian holiday, you get to pick your paradise. And if Maui is...