Marked a size L with small size tag. Label reads "Duke Champion Kahanamoku Hoomanau Nui (TAKE IT EASY) JACKET". This shirt has a gray background, flat-felled seams, a collar loop & button, horizontal button holes, original oyster. Shell buttons, long pointed collar lapels, two chest pockets, and pleated back yoke. Duke Kahanamoku was an Olympic swimmer, surfer, and celebrity whose Designer clothing.
By Collectors of Vintage Hawaiian Shirts, Textiles, Hawaiiana, and Memorabilia. This shirt design with the same label can be seen in a yellow version on page 21 in. Nancy Schiffer's book "Hawaiian Shirt Designs". There is also a photo of a version of this shirt worn by Montgomery Clift. In Dale Hope's book "The Aloha Shirt" on page 135.
Photographs of Duke Kahanamoku shown in these photos are for reference only. 27 3/4 long from back neck seam to hem.
The item "RARE LABEL Duke Kahanamoku 1940's Rayon Hawaiian Shirt size L EXC" is in sale since Friday, April 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Men's Vintage Clothing\Casual Shirts". The seller is "oceansage" and is located in Grants Pass, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.