Posted on January 29, 2011 by thehulahut
The Aloha shirt is a style of dress shirt originating in Hawaii. It is currently the premier textile export of the Hawaii manufacturing industry. The shirts are printed, mostly short-sleeved, and collared. They usually have buttons, sometimes as a complete button-down shirt, and sometimes just down to the chest (pullover). Aloha shirts usually have a left chest pocket sewn in, often with attention to ensure the printed pattern remains continuous. Aloha shirts may be worn by men or women; women’s aloha shirts usually have a lower-cut, v-neck style. The lower hem is straight, as the shirts are not meant to be tucked in.
Aloha shirts exported to the mainland United States and elsewhere are called Hawaiian shirts and often brilliantly colored with floral patterns or generic Polynesian motifs and are worn as casual, informal wear. The Hula Hut provides Vintage along with more modern & current Hawaiian Trends, such as the every colorful Jams World. Proudly presented by the Hula Hut…Just click on the picture to go to the listing.
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Posted on January 6, 2011 by thehulahut
The muumuu or muʻumuʻu (English pronunciation: mu mu) is a loose dress of Hawaiian origin that hangs from the shoulder. Like the Aloha Shirt, muumuu exports are often brilliantly colored with floral patterns of generic Polynesian motifs. Muumuu for local Hawaiian residents are more subdued in tone. Muumuu are no longer as widely worn at work as the Aloha Shirts, but continue to be the preferred formal dress for weddings and festivals such as the Merrie Monarch hula competition. They are also frequently worn as a uniform by women working in the hotel industry. Muumuu are popular because they do not restrict the waist.
Originally it was a shorter, informal version of the more formal holokū. Holokū was the original name for the Mother Hubbard Dress introduced by the missionaries to Hawaii in the 1820s. While the traditional Mu Mu is very loose, there are adaptations with a bit more style while they still maintain the essential “loose comfy” feeling to them. Here’s some colorful samples of a variety of colorful Mu Mus from The Hula Hut!
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