All "Made in Hawaii" clothing and limited edition clothing, unlike mass produced clothing made in many other parts of the world, are created and handmade in very limited quantities. An understandable, general rule of thumb is that if a particular print does not sell at least 1,000 yards of fabric in any given year, by default, it will be discontinued. A different print or design will be created. Most manufactures yield to this simple economic rule. Why continue to make the print again if it is not selling? The 1,000 yards applies to any and all of the printís shirt or dress styles. It is one of the curious results that have made many Hawaiian prints collectorís items. Here on our two pages of what we call our museum of vintage, sold out prints is the result of over fifteen years of keeping track of this. These prints herein are discontinued, retired and have sold out. These are prints from the manufacturers we offer. It's a fun thing to view prints that were popular enough to be made for a year or two and discontinued. Some of these prints have become sought after as collectors items.
These shirts, dresses shown on this page are Sold Out. Sold Out means there is no more fabric. The images are shown here for your enjoyment. ALL prints in all styles are made in very limited quantities, one at a time in Honolulu. New prints are added frequently. Most prints, when sold out, become retired or discontinued. Once a print is retired it will usually not be re-issued.
Many of these Hawaiian Shirts have been sold out for many years. Many Paradise Found and Diamond Head Sportsware Hawaiian Aloha prints have become vintage collectible shirts.
For your enjoyment, shown here, are some of these retired, discontinued pirnts.
MauiShirts.com is THE place if you are searching for the perfect, high quality, Hawaiian Clothing or a matching outfit for a Beach, Wedding or Resort Wear. This is the Aloha Friday treasure chest of hundreds of active, original, timeless and classic Hawaiian prints. Shirts and Dresses are available in Cotton, Rayon and mixed fabric blends, including imported Men's Silk Shirts. Hawaiian prints are available in many women's styles. Please click on the images to see larger detailed images. Please click on the Navigation Bar on the Left Side of your screen to view selections
Few things say more about Hawai'i than the aloha shirt. Tourists see them as exotic souvenirs, but for locals, they serve as a uniform for the tropical soul, an expressive symbol that says the wearer has embraced the casual pace of Island living. Consider this: Hawai'i is the only state in the nation where the traditional uniform of business - the suit and power tie - is regularly scrapped in favor of loose-fitting Hawaiian print shirts. One could even argue that the Mainland practice of "Casual or Aloha Fridays" has its origins in the aloha shirt. In 1966, the Chamber of Commerce of Hawai'i created Aloha Friday so that government employees who dressed according to Mainland fashion could wear aloha shirts instead. When the first aloha shirts appeared is not clear, but many feel they gained their initial widespread popularity in the 1930's.
Businessmen Ellery J. Chun registered the trade name "aloha" shirt in 1936. Chun ran a store, and he and his sister designed short-sleeved shirts out of leftover kimono material. Chun placed the shirts in the window of his store with a sign that said, "Aloha Shirts". The shirts quickly caught the eye of local residents, including surfers and beach boys who entertained tourists in Waikiki. Then as now, wearers loved their loose-fitting cut and their brightly colored patterns. And their designs were a visual treat, filled with flowers, pineapples, palm trees, surfers, hula dancers - any image that could create a dreamy, romantic image of the islands. Found and re-printed from an article by Mike Gordon from the Honolulu Advertiser, July 2, 2006
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The images depicted on all pages of any Hawaiian shirt or Hawaiian dress is a random selection of the print. There are no two prints that are identical; every man's shirt print, boy's shirt print, girl's or women's dress print will be slightly or somewhat different.
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