Hunting the Elusive Hawaiian Shirt
As some of you may have noticed, I enjoy wearing Hawaiian shirts at the store. I have worn Hawaiian shirts for the past twenty-five years or so, as I think that they look good in ANY social situation - look how well they worked for Kramer on SEINFELD! My parents moved to Port Orange back in 1984 and soon discovered the Epiphany Catholic Rescue Mission, which has a retail store for donated items... including Hawaiian shirts. (I joke that I wear Dead Men's Hawaiian Shirts, but that's actually pretty close to the truth.) My parents drop by Epiphany occasionally and find me a couple of shirts every now and then, saving them for my birthday. At this point I have probably only 50 or 60 gems in my closet, but over the years I have "culled the herd" and given many out to friends. Hawaiian shirts make it easy for you to be spotted in a crowd, and that has helped when Karen and the kids lose track of me when we're out somewhere. Functional and cool. I don't think Hawaiian shirts have ever fallen out of fashion since their widespread introduction into American popular culture back in the late 1930s... what else can you say that about? (OK, Converse Chuck Taylor high-top sneakers, too. What else?)
Anyway, HERE'S a link to a great site that features one man's Hawaiian shirt collection... and what a collection it is! Go browse for a while... you may find yourself desiring that most cool of casual wear - the Hawaiian shirt!
We're heading out soon to go to the thrift stores and whatnot, and Epiphany is first on the list... wish me luck!