Aloha

Does anyone know of a good place in the city that sells great Hawaiian shirts?

I found a great place online that does custom orders in Laguna Beach called Island Shirts, but because each shirt is made-to-order, their current waiting period is ten days, and I need a shirt by next Friday. And they don’t have a brick and mortar storefront either.

Thanks in advance for any tips!

[UPDATE: I wound up going to Tommy Bahama’s at The Grove to pick up a shirt since I don’t have the luxury of time and the shopping center is less than five minutes away from where I work. Still, I really appreciated the suggestions, and I’m sure the other blogging.la readers appreciated it as well!]

13 Replies to “Aloha”

  1. The last time I was at Pickett Fences on Larchmont, they had a bunch of great Hawaiian shirts. I don’t know if they still do since they moved (they’re now at 214 N. Larchmont according to the phone book.) But if you’re in the area it might be worth a look.

  2. They’ll probably be way overpriced, but I’m sure that Jet Rag on La Brea, or Slow, Squaresville and their ilk on Melrose probably have something. If you can’t find one, I’ve got a cool one that has Woody wagons all over it that you’re totally welcome to borrow.

  3. Also, a friend of mine who wears a lot of Hawaiian shirts suggests Tommy Bahama. There’s one in the Grove as well as a few other locations around the city. However, it’s not cheap – you’re unlikely to find anything under 75 dollars, which is pretty damned expensive for a shirt. Even shirts as nice as the ones Tommy Bahama has.

  4. If you want Tommy Bahamas try the Nordstrom Rack – good stuff, just cheaper.

    Norstrom usually carries a bunch of stuff like that year round called “resort wear.”

    There’s one in Glendale on Glendale Blvd. just south of the 134.

  5. if you’re willing to drive down to orange, hilo hattie is who i’d recommend. i’ve bought half a dozen aloha shirts there and every one of them has been top notch. plus i’m a larger guy [see: fat] and they cover the bases in sizes all the way up to 5xl – despite the fact that i fit into a 2xl just fine.

  6. Montebello town center Mall used to have a nice Hawaiian store with a good selection. Dont remember what it was called though.

  7. How bout asking one of the workers at Island’s restaurant. Don’t all the waiters and waitresses wear hawaiian’s shirts?

  8. american rag has had some really nice shirts, but they are a bit expensive. otherwise nordstrom does typically have a bunch.

  9. OH! i think there is a gary’s island place in the calabasas commons or whatever. aloha shirts is basically the whole gig there.

  10. There’s a Hawaiian-themed vintage clothing store on the south side of Melrose between Fairfax and Gardner (uh, I think…) that has Hawaiian shirts, lais, dashboard hula girls, etc., etc. I went there the last time I needed something for a backyard luau. I got a football shirt that said “Hawaii 55” because there was no WAY I was wearing a grass skirt.

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