This Week’s Must-Haves: The Hawaiian Shirt Isn’t Just for Dads and Weird Al Anymore

This Week’s Must-Haves: The Hawaiian Shirt Isn’t Just for Dads and Weird Al Anymore

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The new Hawaiian shirt is not your father’s loose-fitting luau shirt. This new version looks modern with a flattering fit. Designers like Louis Vuitton, Dsquared2, N°21, and newcomers like Marcelo Burlon have all presented a their versions of the Hawaiian shirt in their Spring/Summer 2018 shows. New prints, vibrant colors, and fitted silhouettes mean you’ll look stylish with the latest fashion must-have.

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You don’t have to wait till next year to don this latest trend. Several retailers already have a good selection of Hawaiian shirts available this summer for you to rock this look. From Valentino to Patagonia, each has created a version of the Hawaiian shirt based on your lifestyle and budget.

For our trendsetters, here is the list of the must-have Hawaiian shirts for this summer.

1. Valentino



For our fashion conscious guy, Valentino has the best Hawaiian-inspired print this season. This lightweight cotton shirt with contrast band detail fits comfortably. You can pair it with denim jeans or Bermuda shorts and create versatile looks for a night out.

Valentino, $750 at 

2. Patagonia


Known for its outdoor wear, Patagonia has stepped up its fashion game with this limited edition Hawaiian shirt with an original peregrine falcon print. It is made of 100% organic cotton with a linen-like texture and coconut buttons. This all-day wear is perfect for an active guy in any environment.

Patagonia, $69 at 

3. Adidas


We have the perfect hipster Hawaiian shirt. This shirt from Adidas personifies coolness. It meshes the traditional plumeria print with a streetwear vibe. The slim fit gives the shirt an athletic feel with a modern look.

Adidas Skateboarding Hawaiian Shirt, $50 at 

4. Forever21


Fast fashion retailer, Forever21, is a great source for finding the latest trend without breaking the bank. This season Forever21 also has its version of Hawaiian shirts at reasonable price. We recommend this vibrant woven shirt by Super Massive; its colorful print exudes a youthful and relaxed feel.

Super Massive Hawaiian Shirt, $19.90 at 

5. Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers

Famous for its all-American look, Brooks Brothers offers a Hawaiian shirt with a preppy twist. This slim-fit polo shirt (which also comes in original-fit) gives a sartorial feel with its vintage tropical print. This fine pima cotton knit is also machine washable for easy care.

Brooks Brothers, $79.50 at 


Feature image by Alija via Istockphoto

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