Vintage “KIMONO DESIGN” ALOHA BY KING SMITH
Material: Rayon wall crepe Overprint
1936, the name “Aloha shirt” was registered as a trademark, and “Aloha” King Smith, the manufacturer that developed the brand. “Kimono Design”, which the company worked on at the beginning of the history of Hawaiian shirts, is a work that can be said to be the founder of Japanese pattern Hawaiian shirts, but it is close to a miracle to find an original vintage one. In the process of collecting vintage Hawaiian shirts for many years, Sunsurf has held two types of kimono designs with different patterns, but as a result of contacting many collectors and continuing further exploration, it is finally the third work. . It is no exaggeration to say that this discovery has created a new story in the history of Hawaiian shirts, and it can be said that it is a miracle encounter. The “Aloha” label on the collar and the sewing specifications unique to the tailor-made at that time are completely reproduced in detail.
What is SUN SURF SPECIAL EDITION?
Aloha shirt that symbolizes paradise Hawaii. Japanese immigrants are deeply involved in its origin, and not only tropical patterns but also Japanese patterns exist as vintage. In the middle of the 20th century, when Hawaii was established as a tourist destination, the demand for Hawaiian shirts as souvenirs increased at a stretch. Designs and patterns have diversified, and many works have been created. A special gem that you can rarely encounter in the process of collecting vintage Hawaiian shirts. In honor of the textile designers who created those masterpieces that are disappearing with the passage of time, the charm is fully reproduced, including luxurious multicolored prints, powerful designs, and details of each part that differ depending on the manufacturer and age. .. That is the special edition of Sunsurf.
Comes in a box
L: Shoulders 49cm, pit to pit 59.0cm, back 71.5cm, arm 22.5cm
XL: Shoulders 51cm, pit to pit 63.0cm, back 73.0cm, arm 23.5cm
XXL: Shoulders 53.0cm, pit to pit 65.0cm , back 75.0 cm, arm 24.0 cm