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Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt


Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt
Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt
Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt
Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt
Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt
Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt
Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt
Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt
Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt
Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt
Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt
Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt

Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt   Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt

The reason why this vintage 1950s shirt looks like a painting is because the fabric was hand painted in Japan. Polynesian Sportswear made shirts in Honolulu in the 1950s and these shirts are now highly collectible. This shirt is truly a work of art! The close up photos show the beauty of the designs and colors. The fabric feels to me like a silk crepe, the kind used to make kimonos....

However, it could just be a really high quality rayon. The buttons are either wood or coconut. The button for the loop at the top at some point was replaced with a white plastic one. I had the shirt cleaned very recently. The first photo of the shirt is the most representative of its coloring.

Some of the subsequent photos have the shirt looking whiter... The measurements of the shirt are: chest - 48. Shoulder to shoulder - 19. Length measured from the top of the collar in the back - 30.

There are some slight condition issues which are not at all apparent when the shirt is on. Photo #7 shows a double horizontal and single vertical irregularity in the fabric. This is on the upper left part of the shirt in front.

Photo #8 shows a vertical stain about 1 to the right of the button. Photo #9 shows a very small stain between the two groups of trees. Photo #10 shows two watery looking vertical areas that birds are flying toward....

But are they simply part of the design? Photo #11 shows the top of the pocket and onto the shirt.... Again, not sure if a stain or part of the design. Photo #12 shows that when one steps back from the shirt this is all not noticeable....

This is the perfect Hawaiian shirt for the person who wishes an understated, elegant look. I welcome all questions and requests for more photos. The item "Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt" is in sale since Monday, May 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Men's Vintage Clothing\Casual Shirts".

The seller is "arabella2" and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Sweden, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, Switzerland, Norway, Bermuda, Iceland, Monaco, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei darussalam, Cambodia, Macao, Viet nam.

  1. Brand: Polynesian Sportswear
  2. Size Type: Regular
  3. Chest Size: 48
  4. Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  5. Style: Hawaiian
  6. Decade: 1950s
  7. Original/Reproduction: Original
  8. Shoulder to Shoulder: 19


Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt   Vintage 1950s Polynesian Sportswear Hawaiian Shirt