Trust me to get into Hawaiian shirts as soon as summer disappears, they are fucking cool though eh? you don't need me to tell you that right? wait, come back...
Worn by heroes and villains alike, the 'Aloha' shirt or Hawaiian to most of us, is a classic garment - featuring anything from flowers, leaves and trees; to people, places and vehicles. Pioneered by textile industrialist Alfred Shaheen who helped bring them to a new American market as their popularity grew massively post World War Two when the rich and famous chose them for summerly leisure and formal wear. Now with a loyal following, originals have become much sought after items fetching a pretty penny.
From the top: Goodfellas' Jimmy and Henry, Clarence Worely in True Romance, Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Goonies' Chunk, Arnie in the Running Man, Ken Wahl will grow into his in The Wanderers , Bobby De Niro in Cape Fear, Nicolas Cage in Raising Arizona, Matt Dillon in There's Something about Mary, Harry Dean Stanton rocking one in space, Alien. Pulp Fiction's Tim Roth, Dr Jacoby, Twin Peaks. Pacino in Scarface, Elliot Gould in MASH, Magnum PI , anything you can wear Popeye Doyle can wear better, Hackman in the French Connection II, John Candy in Summer Rental and Blue Hawaii starring Elvis Presley.
Police Academy 5 and Weird Al Yankovic would have been a bit too much, even for me.