Silk Hawaiian Shirt - Guercino - Paradise
• 55% silk. 45% cotton.
• Lightweight 55 g/m2
• Soft textured, velvety, silky, comfortable weave.
• 100% natural coconut buttons
• Box fit: cut generously in the chest and waist
• onvertible collar, left chest pocket, straight hem with side vents
• luxurious vibrant ‘et in arcadia ego’ guercino memento mori print
• hand-made in istanbul
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‘death in paradise’ demands a handmade hawaiian shirt. This beauty is made using our mulberry silk egyptian cotton fabric, that blends the finest silk and cotton fibres, morphing them into a beautifully strong, elegantly tough textile. A lightweight, velvety, silky and comfortable weave, the cotton silk fabric has a soft delicate hand-feel and a strong, sturdy, smooth wrap, that along with flexibility makes it perfect for a hawaiian shirt.
Why an aloha shirt? Well, there's a counter-cultural side to wearing a hawaiian shirt. It’s the joker in the menswear pack. Wearing a hawaiian shirt says that you just don't give a shit what people think. It's clothing as passive-aggression, fabric as fuck-you. This death aloha classic dials up that volume.
Loud, verging on raucous, this shirt embodies everything that sophisticated men's dressing is meant to reject: bright colours, loose fits and a wild print. Like all good alohas, it threatens mania. Al pacino in scarface, frank sinatra in from here to eternity, john travolta in pulp fiction. It’s psychobilly heaven, the bastard genre of rock 'n' roll stage diving into the forgotten offspring of punk, a constant hangover from the neo-rockabilly, trash, garage, speedrock disease and hazy speed fuelled memories that can’t be inoculated by vodka and nicotine. It’s punk science-fiction mondo-loungewear made to be worn under lava lamps on astroturf. Retro fifties icon fashion fixed up on steroids. The meteors. King kurt. The cramps. Fast as fuck. Hard as nails. Pure mind-bending pressure-pumping madness.
Pause. Open fists. Slow pulse. Click neck. Swallow.
It’s hard to argue with a good aloha shirt. A positive, fun thing that inspires a certain gregarious mindset. Especially when it’s teamed up with a pair of matching shorts.
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