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2 Ways To Not Look Like A Tourist In A Hawaiian Shirt

This summer I’m considering either taking up surfing at Waikiki beach, or, being able to confidently wear an aloha shirt.

04 . 25 . 14



IMG_3009IMG_3021 IMG_3017 IMG_3016 IMG_3012 IMG_3036 IMG_3040 IMG_3038 IMG_3039 IMG_3034 Just when the familiar wave of wearing floral starts to take its toll–we’re introduced to that unusual flowery pattern, the Hawaiian print. I am a firm believer that floral wearing is a great way to get a guy looking chic as shit, fast. But, why when it comes to the Hawaiian print this rule diminishes? Yes the shirt can echo the look of a crazed city exploring tourist in the heat of summer, but that’s really only if you add in the white socks, fanny pack and screaming children, which I am also a fan of all minus the children. The Aloha shit is actually quite functional and, when worn correctly, can have the same ‘chic as shit’ effect as any other floral pattern.  Here are 2 ways to wear the print sectioned into groups titled in local Hawaii terms. Look 1: Malahini (Newcomer) (Jacket: Lucky/ Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger/ Pants: Club Monaco/ Sneakers: Nike/ Sunglasses: Shwood) If you are new to the print I say, go bold man. Take a chance with the look. Here, the print finds itself part of a look that seemingly time traveled from 1974. It’s rad, and a sort of reminder that fashion can possess the power to procure happiness. Look 2: Kamaʻāina (Island dweller) (Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger/ Pants: Dolce & Gabbana/ Shoes: Converse/ Sunglasses: Shwood) From an outfit that suggests fairly warm climate conditions and confidence to another that alludes to chill vibes. This reverse print look seems to say “I am a professional who enjoys denim, florals and may consider taking up surfing at Waikiki beach.” That’s it. That’s all I got. Other then this: