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SS39276 / SUN SURF SPECIAL EDITION HAWAIIAN SHIRT “MEMORY IN HAWAII” (OPEN SHIRT)

SS39276 / SUN SURF SPECIAL EDITION HAWAIIAN SHIRT “MEMORY IN HAWAII” (OPEN SHIRT)

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TITLE: “MEMORY IN HAWAII”
ORIGINAL BRAND NAME: MUSA-SHIYA THE SHIRTMAKER
ESTIMATED MANUFACTURING DATES: EARLY 1930s
FABRIC: RAYON KABE CREPE
PRINTING METHOD: OVER PRINTING
PRINTING PATTERN: ALLOVER PATTERN

Product Details

This piece features a simple, single-color depiction of iconic Hawaiian symbols such as hula girls, Diamond Head, Aloha Tower, and pineapples, capturing the essence of paradise in Hawaii. It conveys the emotions of Japanese immigrants living in Hawaii, longing for their homeland.
From the design execution, print, and details of the shirt, it is evident that this piece was one of the earliest productions. The design ideas and details were conceived in Hawaii, but the final sketches, mold creation, and dyeing were entrusted to Japanese craftsmen. The designs were drawn based on photos and magazines sent from Hawaii for production.

This work was created by Musashiya Shoten, a shop run by Koichiro Miyamoto, who inherited the tailoring business in Hawaii.
The shop advertised not only in contemporary tourist guides but also in major local newspapers like the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Over time, tourists from mainland America and Hollywood actors began ordering shirts and robes tailored by "Miyamoto."
The unique impact of amusing, grammatically incorrect English and the illustration of smiling Japanese people wearing geta (traditional Japanese footwear) became a hit, making Miyamoto’s brand indispensable in tracing the roots of the Aloha shirt.

SUN SURF SPECIAL EDITION
Aloha shirt - the garment that symbolizes the paradise called Hawaii. However, its origin has much to do with the Japanese immigrants to the islands, and thus the shirt designs range from tropical patterns to that of oriental. In the mid-20th century, when Hawaii became a popular tourism cite, Aloha shirts were in great demand as a souvenir. With this background did the designs become even more diverse, some of which still appear to this day as incredibly rare vintage. “Sun Surf Special Edition” has a high regard for these textile designers of the time, and it is dedicated to creating complete replicas of such exquisite vintage, by precisely mirroring such features as the multicolor and impressive patterns or the various use of fine details, many of which have tended to be lost over time.

Size Chart

Size(CM)/ Shoulder Width / Body Width / Body Length / Sleeve Length

S / 44.5cm / 56.5cm / 65cm / 21.5cm
M / 47.5cm / 59cm / 67.5cm / 22.5cm
L / 48.5cm / 60.5cm / 69cm / 23cm
XL / 51cm / 63.5cm / 72cm / 24.5cm
XXL / 52.5cm / 65.5cm / 73.5cm / 25cm

Size(Inch)/Shoulder Width / Body Width / Body Length / Sleeve Length

S / 17.5inch / 22.2inch / 25.6inch / 8.5inch
M / 18.7inch / 23.2inch / 26.6inch / 8.9inch
L / 19.1inch / 23.8inch / 27.2inch / 9.1inch
XL / 20.1inch / 25.0inch / 28.3inch / 9.6inch
XXL / 20.7inch / 25.8inch / 28.9inch / 9.8inch


Disclaimer:

・Please be aware that the stated measurements may have a natural variance of up to ±2cm (0.8inches) . This is due to the unique characteristics of our material, the manufacturing process, and the finishing method. Take this into account when referring to our size chart.
・To ensure a perfect fit, we strongly recommend referring to our "How We Measure" guide and taking your own measurements at home before making a purchase.
・Keep in mind that the product color as seen on your device may slightly vary from the actual color due to differences in display settings and environmental factors.å

About Shipping & Return

Processing Time:

Orders are typically shipped within 1-3 business days.

 

Shipping Fees:

  • International: Order total + flat rate of 3,000 yen
  • Domestic (Japan): Order total with free shipping within Japan

Customs Duties:

All customs duties are the responsibility of the customer.

For international orders, the total cost will be the order amount plus any customs duties.
For domestic orders, the total cost will be the order amount plus consumption tax.

 

Shipping Companies

We use either EMS or DHL for our deliveries.

 

Average Delivery Times

  • EMS: The average time required for EMS delivery to the designated destination country or area is typically 2-14 business days​
  • DHL: The average delivery time can vary from 2-14 business days, depending on the specific DHL service used and the destination country​

Please note that these are average times and actual delivery times may vary. We appreciate your understanding.

Returns and Exchanges

  • International: Returns and exchanges are not available for international orders.
  • Domestic (Japan): Returns and exchanges are available for domestic orders. If the return or exchange is due to customer preference, the customer will bear the cost of return shipping. If the return or exchange is due to our error, we will cover the cost of return shipping.

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Our Shipping & Return Policy are subject to changes

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Klaxon is a discerning Japanese select shop originating from Kurashiki City, Kojima, in Okayama Prefecture – a region globally renowned as a center for denim fabric and the production of high-quality jeans. Learn more about Klaxon and our passion behind Japanese denims!

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