The palaka is a traditional Hawaiian shirt that finds its origins in the shirts worn by English and American sailors landing in Hawaii (known to them as the Sandwich Islands) in the early 1800s.
Unlike the light, colorful kimono fabric used for the Aloha shirt, the palaka was woven of heavy duty, cotton twill fabric, yarn-dyed in a plaid design. This sturdy fabric was soon traded between sailors and local Hawaiians, and the palaka eventually became the standard work shirt for plantation workers and paniolos.
Although this particular shirt is not vintage like the majority of our collection, it represents Hawaiian culture and its history-still worn today!!
Features: Styling collar with invisible stitching, matching chest pocket and coconut buttons.
Arm pit to arm pit: 30"
Length - collar to hem line: 34"
Shoulder point-shoulder point: 23"
Color: Red and White
Quality: Excellent-small stain on back of left sleeve
Fabric: 100% Cotton
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If you order a shirt that you are not completely thrilled with just send it back within 14 days and choose another. We offer a hassle free exchange policy that takes the worry out of your aloha buying experience.
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