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The Aloha Print Jumpsuit

Posted by Dave Heifetz on

The aloha Print Jumpsuit were introduced first in 1970s Now it is hard to find a aloha print jumpsuits especially for men.  In the 70s few companies made the jumpsuits  Waimea Trading CO, Reyns Mens wear. This one of the picture I found of jumpsuits in the book The Art of the Aloha Shirt.    

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Coconut Buttons

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We all have seen the coconut buttons on the hawaiian shirts. They are wonderful & eco friendly too. The history of coconut shells usage dates back to the aboriginal people of Hawaii who used coconut shells for various purposes such as serving food, jewelry, accessories, sometimes even in the hunting spears. Although the coconut buttons were not used by the native people as most of their dresses were wrap clothes which didnt require buttons, a simple knot was fine.The first issue of Honolulu Advertiser in 1935, had an advertisement for Eastman Kodak stores which includes coconut buttons in their hawaiian...

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Why the shirts called aloha?

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Aloha shirts were first advertised by Musa-shiya the shirt maker. He placed the first advertisement using the term "aloha shirts" in 1935 in the Honolulu-Advertiser on June 28. So basically Musa-shiya created this hashtag ( in today's world)  to sell his Hawaiian print shirts. This became a popular hashtag to sell and advertise products from Hawaii later on.

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What is the RN number on your clothes?

Posted by Dave Heifetz on

Okay I have got so many questions about what is the weird number on your clothes label? A registered identification number (or RN) is a number issued by the Federal Trade Commission, upon request, to a business residing in the United States/ Canada  that is engaged in the manufacture, importation, distribution, or sale of textile, wool, or fur products. This tell us the product is genuine from the well known manufacture.   You can check the manufacturer by simply searching for the RN on the link below for the Canadian and US manufacturer database only. https://rn.ftc.gov/account/ba

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