Aloha Shirts
The University of Hawaii Historic Costume Collection's aloha shirts represent a wide variety of styles from the early 20th century to the present. The traditionally men's shirts, popularized by local garment makers and celebrities, spread in use in the United States and abroad. Shirts in this collection are influenced by fabrics and fashion design elements from Hawaii's many immigrant cultures. The aloha shirt is important in the history of Hawaiian fashion, particularly for its influence on casual business attire, a now generally accepted custom in Hawaii and elsewhere.

Curator: Carol D`Angelo
UH Museum Consortium: Michael B. Thomas
Museum Studies Intern: Jennifer Halaszyn
Assistants: Melissa Rand, Linda Fox, Linn Alber, Charlotte Aina, and Dara Cafiero.

Photos by R. David Beales, University of Hawaii Photographer.

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