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'80's-'90's Kahala Brand Hula Doll Aloha Shirt Waialae Country Club

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Joining the Waialae Country Club will set you back at least $45K. Or you can buy dis shirt, brah~ mo' bettah, for a lot less. Excellent condition, size large. Label is highly collectible, a 1980's Aloha shirt by Kahala (a brand dating to 1937, and one of the earliest  of the distinctive  Hawaiian shirt makers, making  early examples of the brand's work highly sought after by collectors. )  

In this shirt, made for members of the exclusive  Waialae Country Club (home of the Hawaiian Open), references to the label's venerable past are legion.  Made of 100% rayon, as many early Aloha shirts were ~ rayon was created in 1924 and perfected during wartime as an alternative to silk &  shares silk's best features:  it takes dye very well, retains vibrant colors, and, like silk, is virtually indestructible.   The pattern pokes sly fun at the dashboard hula doll phenom of the '50's and '60's by featuring hula dolls doing the traditional things hula dolls do~ playing the ukelele, dancing the hula, bearing fragrant leis~ as well as some not so traditional moves,  like holding pin-up girl poses.  

Vintage tag size large, it's actually nearer a modern extra-large.

Measurements:

Shoulder-to-Shoulder:  22.5"

Chest:  48"

Sleeves:  11"

Length:  34"

Details and condition:  True vintage, near mint condition.  Kahala label, made in Hawaii.  Vivid colors, awesome dashboard hula dolls in various poses.  Perfectly matched breast pocket, genuine coconut husk buttons, official Waialae Country Club emblem, woven in a patch & sewn on~ a very well made shirt from a distinguished label & collectible in its right.   Care instructions indicate that when new it was machine washable in cold water, but we recommend hand washing in gentle detergent, line dry to preserve its condition, which is excellent .  Very minor flaws are a snag at at the top of the logo patch and threads around button holes.

Ships USPS 1st Class envelope


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