I guess there's really not much to say...I first discovered Hawaiian shirts back when I was in high school. They're loud, bright and somehow expressive of a mood or a state of mind that contradicts modern civilities and conformity. I've known many people who describe them as "ugly" or "hideous." What these people, and so many others like them don't seem to understand is that that's the point. It's amazingly freeing to adorn one's self in a garment that's sole purpose is to scream individuality, happiness, leisure...ALOHA. To wear an Hawaiian shirt is an act of self-emancipation! I know that whenever I put one on I feel an instantaneous sense of relaxation and an overall drop in stress. The Hawaiian shirt is far more effective than any pill I've ever found!

I once theorized a workable plan for world peace...you just issue every soldier on both sides a beautiful bright Hawaiian shirt--a different shirt for each
soldier. Everyone would be so relaxed and contented that the idea of killing each other would be the last thing on any of their minds.

I decided to put up a website to display my collection of old Hawaiian shirts because people have suggested that if they were in a book they would be more valuable (and since I can't afford a publisher this is the next best thing). Also, I'm building this site because I'm presently studying webpage design and I thought it would be good to start with something I know about. Finally, I decided to create a webpage for my vintage Hawaiian shirt collection because I really don't have anything better to do.

All of the shirts featured here are from my personal collection. They're either big larges or extra larges.