Aloha Shirts (Made in HI) - Where to Purchase

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#1
Diablo, California
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Aloha, we are on the POA in July and was wondering if anybody could give a recommendation on authentic (made in HI) Aloha shirts? Obviously I understand there are many shopping avenues on the 4 island hop but was looking to pick up some nice quality shirts.

I believe Roberta Oaks in Honolulu (chinatown) would be one option from what I've heard.

Mahalo,
Ron
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#2
Maui
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Joined Nov 2010
Originally posted by need2cruisesoon
Aloha, we are on the POA in July and was wondering if anybody could give a recommendation on authentic (made in HI) Aloha shirts? Obviously I understand there are many shopping avenues on the 4 island hop but was looking to pick up some nice quality shirts.

I believe Roberta Oaks in Honolulu (chinatown) would be one option from what I've heard.

Mahalo,
Ron

If you want some very decent every day Aloha shirts that are made in Hawaii (100% cotton), try Costco in Hawaii. Last time we checked they were about $20.00 each. They are what a businessman might wear here - not a tourist type of thing. The brand is Cooke Street.
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#3
Southern Cal/Maui No Ka Oi
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Checking my collection of Aloha shirts, Reyn Spooner shows they're made in Hawaii from foreign made cloth. My Tori Richard 100% Lawn Cotton shirts are made in Hawaii but Tommy Bahamas & Jamaica Jaxx are made in China.

Aloha shirts made in Hawaii by Cooke Street & sold at Costco are good 100% cotton shirts for $20. Even more expensive shirts such as Tommy Bahamas & Reyn Spooner are not completely made in Hawaii.

It's been years since purchasing an expensive Aloha shirt but I bought them on sale at Sears. Some of the other brands may still have shops but those where I previously shopped have closed & are now sold at other retailers.
#4
Maui
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If you want something vintage, google "alohashirts.com" (Bailey's in Honolulu). Not cheap, but an interesting store.
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#6
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If you ever go to thrift stores you can find racks of aloha shirts in the thrift stores in Honolulu and Pearl City. One is across from KMart on Nimitz Hwy. They are a fraction of the original price and you can find some nice ones. We have found Reyn Spooner, Tori Richards, and others. The aloha shirts at our Costco look nice and Astro Flyer indicates they are made in Hawaii. Check out your local Costco. Also, many of the surf shops have some fabulous aloha shirts. Have you googled aloha shirts made in Hawaii? Have a great trip. Cherie
#7
Maui
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Started checking the closet and find that some of the newer Cooke Street Aloha shirts are now made outside of Hawaii. In the past we believe they were all made here, but now guess we'll have to check each label.
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#8
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Honolulu, HI 96826
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#10
Corona del Mar, CA, USA
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Reyn are Hawaiian designed and Hawaiian owned, but some of the tailoring is done offshore. They have a great outlet store in Downtown, Reyn's Rack.
#11
Western PA
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I have some vintage "Pacific Isle Creations of Hawaii" that were made in Hawaii. You can get these 1960's and 70's shirts online for between $50 and $300.

I do not think they are in business anymore.


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