The Hawaiian Shirt Style EDIT
For those of a certain vintage, you may still have in your possession a garish Hawaiian shirt lurking in the depths of your closet circa nineties carefree abandon, when style influencers included violent sociopath Max Cady from Cape Fear and Elvis nut Clarence Worley from True Romance with an intoxicating dash of Hunter S. Thompson thrown in. Yes, the Aloha Shirt as it’s traditionally known while still dividing opinion has made a welcome return and is a must own for the fashionably fearless this summer of 2018. So grab your clear lens aviators and check out our guide to the best Hawaiian shirt to suit any budget on the market right now. Mahalo…
1 Resort Shirt relaxed fit in Dark Blue from H&M £9.99
This subtle blue number from H&M is a great summer shirt. The loose fit makes for a relaxed and comfortable experience while the vintage tones are perfect for those that would rather dip their toes in the tropical Hawaiian shirt waters as opposed to rocking a full-on pineapple tree print.
2 Mr P. Camp-Collar Printed Woven Shirt from Mr.Porter £135
Camp collar shirts are all the rage – think 1950s bowling alley and strawberry milkshakes – and nowhere is the vibe more appropriate than when matched with a bold Aloha style print. This bold palm leaf number from style superiors Mr Porter is bang on and would be a perfect pairing for a white vest.
3 Blue Tropical Print Shirt from Peacocks £12
This cotton shirt from Peacocks is perfect for the budget conscious, style-savvy summer shopper. The print is on point but by no means over the top, wear it unbuttoned on the beach as you channel your inner Magnum PI, even better if you’ve got some serious chest hair to boot.
4 Vintage Floral Print Shirt from Beyond Retro £24
Beyond Retro is a good day out, if you go rummaging in one of their outlets and don’t leave with a bag full of vintage garments, you must have got out of bed on the wrong side. This yellow floral print is effortless Hawaiian shirt perfection and at a beyond reasonable price.
5 Beach Print Shirt from Zara £9.99
As many of you will be aware we’re huge fans of Zara here at The MALESTROM and while we’ve already featured this sublime shirt in our Summer Essentials Travel Edit it gets another outing because it really is a thing of beauty and at that price, you can get your Scarface vibe on without breaking the bank.
6 Saturdays NYC Canty Poppy print shirt from Matches Fashion £170
At the other end of the of the economic divide is this wonderful poppy print woven shirt with a Cuban collar. Subtle stylish this one will stand the test of time, informal and formal enough at the same time, an all-rounder.