On a hot summer day, nothing feels better than a breeze blowing through your shirt; something that you can’t experience if you’re wearing some hot fitted stuffy t-shirt.
Long ago Hawaiians figured out that, in order to stay cool, they’re better off wearing collared shirts with buttons on the front so that the wind might keep them cool by flowing through their shirts easily.
Making them from fabrics such as silk and rayon also help to keep you cool. The light colored patterns help to keep the shirts from absorbing too much sun, leaving yet another way to use them to keep your cool.
Popular TV shows such as Magnum PI helped to make these Hawaiian shirts popular by showing the star, Tom Selleck, often dressed in one kind of Hawaiian shirt or another.
While many companies have tried to copy the style and ideas behind the hawaiian shirts for men, the best place to get an authentic one is still by going to Hawaii itself and bringing one home. Covered in everything from flowers to tiki idols, they are made from quality materials and care and come from an authentic island rather than being from some random store that is local to you.
Hawaiian shirts are popular for people of all ages. Also, they make Hawaiian type shirts that have things like superheroes or comic book characters on them, with the same type of collar and buttons that standard shirts have. The comfort is still there but the style and artwork are a little different meaning they might appeal to more people.