I’ve been a huge advocate for the Hawaiian shirt for the past few years. It’s comfortable, stylish, and gives you the ultimate “I’m permanently on vacation” state of mind. We’re all on the #YesAllMenWhoWearHawaiianShirts train and it looks like the fashion industry has finally caught up to the trend.
Joey Rodolfo, VP of Men’s Design for Tommy Bahama, had this to say to Men’s Journal:
“The Hawaiian Aloha shirt is one of the most iconic American menswear fashion pieces. It’s tough to think of any place you couldn’t wear it.”
Could not agree more with my man, Joey. I recently spent five days in South Florida and I don’t think any other fabric touched my upper torso that wasn’t some sort of silk-polyester blend. I was a free man, and my attire exclaimed to the world, “Hide all your women because this tropical, floral print is going to ignite their loins like Mount Vesuvius.”
So let’s break it down, what kind of Hawaiian shirt should you be wearing? We have every budget in mind:
The IDGAF Economist On Vacation
So, you don’t want to drop a c-note on a Hawaiian. Perfectly fine. Spending over $80 on a shirt is a fool’s errand anyway. There’s plenty of flavor for even the stingiest of wallets. It’s parrots drinking beer and margs on a beach set to a black background. This says “I am here to party, just like these dang birds.” You can get it on Amazon for less than $35 bones.
The Sophisticated Glass Bottom Boat Captain
So you want to say, “I’m not exactly rolling in it, but I’ve got enough money to look like a Jimmy Buffett roadie.” This is the type of shirt for you. Look at those sleeves. Just short enough to show off some toned and tanned biceps, but long enough to roll up a pack of Marlboro Ultra Lights. It’s yours for $89.00.
The “Dad Who’s Hauling In Six Figs” Special
When you’re bringing in the big bucks, there’s only one choice. Tommy Bahama or bust. If you want to look the best, you’ve gotta buy the best. Throw on some linen pants, sport that chest hair and the look is complete.
[via Men’s Journal]