Few items can turn heads quicker than a Hawaiian shirt and this summer you will be glad to know they are making an irresistible comeback. While vintage styles change hands for thousands of pounds we have shipped in a select edit of the best quality, most authentic styles from Paradise Found, the company who provided shirts to Magnum PI himself.
The company is based in Hawaii where, since their invention in the 1930s (when they were made from recut kimonos) the Aloha shirt has been pretty much the cheeriest item in menswear. In Hawaii, they pass as formalwear and one of Selleck's original Magnum shirts is even in the Smithsonian Museum because - get this - it is a part of US history. Darn straight.
Now admit it, you want one. Here's how to wear it: the fit is traditional and boxy so these work well layered over a crew or V-neck T-shirt as well as on their own. But perhaps the most surprising thing about these is the versatility with which they are worn. Twinned with slim jeans and boots they look edgy. Worn with chinos, they take on a preppy edge. With your blue jeans they suddenly look relaxed and you are going to want to find space in your holiday case so you can make like Hunter S Thompson and wear it with your aviator style Ray-Bans.