HOW NOT TO BUY A PINK SHIRT. Yesterday, I went shopping for an aloha shirt. Sure, you can find a classic vintage for $1000, heck, $15,000 at auctions, and Bailey's on Kapahulu has some true antiques. But $100 for just an aloha shirt?
Mushashiya, too, in the mid-30's is credited with producing Hawaiian shirts. Here is one from 1935. From nothing to today the premier textile export of the Hawaii manufacturing industry.
Shaheen was the prominent purveyor after World War II, and in 1962 came Reyn-Spooner with what ultimately became the store at which leaders of the community shopped. I broke down and bought a spiffy button-down palaka melange from R-S:
I've had it for at least 30 years and maybe have worn it half a dozen times. Hate the cotton material, and you should at least be aware that the blue palaka pattern came with Japanese sugar field workers in the 1800's. Later, it became to be identified with Democrats running for office, and now, Republicans wear it because it's historic.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke its all-time record for the seventh straight day, rising 36 to 18,595.