Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hawaiian Shirts

Aloha shirts.

I can't help noticing the wide selection of Hawaiian shirts in the men's departments these days. Wild, wacky, vivid colors that almost made me motion sick just looking at them.

My husband is in love with Hawaiian shirts. In fact, we went to a party last week and all the men were wearing them. They are hot ticket items. At least with the older generation of males.

Of course, not everybody can pull them off. Some guys are cool in them. Some guys aren't.

And there are rules to proper wear:
  1. Leave them untucked
  2. Don't wear your suspenders with them
  3. Wear Khakis. Those plaid shorts aren't going to work
  4. Act cool
How about you? Do you like them?

19 comments:

tonya kappes said...

That is so FUNNY! Every time I see that pic of Nick, I have a great laugh!! NO on the shirts!

Margy said...

I grew up in Hawaii, so yes I like them

Dru said...

I like them, but like you said, you have to know how to wear them.

Mason Canyon said...

On certain men, wore correctly - yes they look great. I mean, who could resist Magnum.

I'm amazed at the styles from the 60s, 70s and 80s that are making their way back.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Andrea C. said...

It depends on the situation. I don't like them everyday for dinner or work, but my husband wore one to a tropical night on a cruise...it was okay then! (although I am not going to tell him you said the "older generation" likes them! Haha)

Rural View said...

Oooh, Tom Selleck in the morning! That makes my day.

I love your illustrations of who should wear them and who shouldn't. My Dave looks very good in them but it definitely depends on the man.

Lover of Books said...

If done right, I like them. But not everyone is meant to wear them. Yeah, it's funny what is coming back in style. lol
Krista

Linda Leszczuk said...

I think it depends on how many x's are on the shirt's size tag. A few flowers are good, a whole garden, not so much.

Linda McDonald said...

I like them, but I like all things tropical. I especially like them on Magnum. :)

booklover said...

My husband has a huge collection of them...thank goodness he doesn't wear denim shorts with them!!! I may use the "older generation" tag on him!! I also say a big thanks for the pic of Nick Nolte!!!! LOL...

Heather Webber said...

Yes on Magnum, no on Nick!

A Hawaiian shirt has a cameo in Absolutely, Positively (out in Feb!!) -- who knew I was on top of a trend! Though, LOL, it's in a consignment shop.

Debra said...

Well I think I like Tom Selleck in his,but I would need to see it in person to say for sure.

Helen Kiker said...

Yes, I like seeing them on both men and women & would wear one myself.

Valerie Consoer said...

Well, I think only certain people can pull off wearing a Hawaiian shirt. Hawaiians, obviously. But men like my hubby cannot pull them off. You gotta have a certain look about you. Nick Nolte surely doesn't have the look. Magnum definitely has the look. Who wouldn't enjoy just staring at that picture all day? Anyway, I had a couple of my senior high school pictures taken in a Hawaiian print dress and they turned out wonderfully! It could have just been the photographer, but I gotta admit that it looked pretty good. All I can say is that I won't be purchasing a Hawaiian print shirt for my husband. He just isn't Magnum.

Deb Baker said...

These comments gave me a chuckle. Thanks for that!

Maggie Sefton said...

LOL, Deb.

Vickie said...

I have a growing collection of Hawaiian shirts and bowling shirts. Friday is Hawaiian shirt day at work and when I was active duty Air Force, those were our party shirts.
You said to not tuck them in, but Magnum made it look goooood.....

Anonymous said...

My husband deserves a vacation and wears them often, but Magnum is the only guy who could get away with tucking them in!

Anonymous said...

You gotta have a eighties moustache, be a private detective and live in Hawaii to pull it off. Magnum and "Fatman" McCabe knew how to do it.