One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A loose, brightly patterned Hawaiian shirt.
- ‘In the 1920s, aloha shirts might be made from kimono lengths from Japan - elaborately printed silk or plain blue and white - or from big-patterned florals in English cotton, like the wrap-around pareus Gauguin's Tahitian women wear.’
- ‘Lu considers Honolulu his hometown and has a great fondness for Hawaiian aloha shirts.’
- ‘They are a curious bunch, clad only in shorts, aloha shirts and Hawaiian leis.’
- ‘Soon, weekday Willie Lohmans took off their gray flannel suits on weekends, donned brightly colored aloha shirts and flower leis and, with their mu mu-clad suburban wives, entertained each other at Polynesian parties.’
- ‘The vehicle's owner, clad in a screaming red aloha shirt, remains calm.’
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