The Aloha Shirt: Spirit Of The Islands
|Rating||:||4.47 (525 Votes)|
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"Thank you Kahuna Dale" according to James Bush. A very fine history and overview of a very unique garment.. Five Stars Fantastic book. "Great Visuals" according to L. Crawley. I used this book to inspire my second graders for an art project. We printed tropical flowers on paper and then cut it up and turned it into Aloha shirts. They were SO EXCITED to start after looking at all the fantastic pictures in the book. We loved the pages with the shirt labels with company logo's. We even added that to our paper shirts. Huge success because of the book!!!!
And shirt collectors at New York auction houses and on eBay on it’s Web site now pay thousands of dollars for a single rayon "silkie" that cost less than a dollar in 1935. The Aloha Shirt traces the splashy history of Hawaiian shirts from their beginnings right after the Great Depression through their popularity with World War II American servicem SecC and into the "Golden Era" of Hawaiian tourism and garment manufacturing—from 1935 to 1955. First developed in the early ‘30s as a "tourist attraction," Aloha shirts have their roots in the graphic, comfortable clothing that South Seas islanders have been wearing for hundreds of years. Eisenhower. From California to Tokyo, hundreds of manufacturers are turning
All rights reserved. Hope and Tozian put the lie to Homer in a lush, loving look at aloha shirts and the industry that provides them. From Booklist Cultural icon and bon vivant Homer Simpson has opined that the only people who wear Hawaiian shirts are gay guys and big, fat party animals. Languidly informative and pretty as a hula dancer, this is a book to please anyone interested in Hawaiian tourism and culture, in fashion, or in big, gorgeous picture books. Mike TribbyCopyright © American Library Association. After reviewing competing claims as to who "invented" the aloha shirt, Hope and Tozian delve into the manufacturers that made it a perdurable icon of carefree relaxation. Amidst all the knockout threads on display, they sprinkle color pictures of vintage labels and the coconut buttons th