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    Hawaiian Shirt Warning

    My sister just got back from the island and brought me a Hawaiian shirt back as a gift. I'm over 30, ride a bike, what the hell, I have no excuse not to wear it. Well today was as hot as any other we've had lately, I sweat the usual bucket and a half, and the dye in the shirt ran. Ran like it was made of food coloring. I look like a melted cherry and vanilla popsicle. The worst part is I used the sleeve to wipe sweat off my forehead.
    Pardon me, I have to get a paper bag for my sister, seems she is hyperventilating from laughing at me.

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    '05 NUEser EJ123's Avatar
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    Pix!

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    Cheap shirt! I've got a whole closet full of Hawaiian shirts, I wear them all the time to ride, I've never had this problem.

    Try Paradise on a Hanger if you want a real Hawaiian shirt that won't run:
    http://www.hotshirts.com/

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    LOL....that must have been hysterical.

    I'm with EJ...we need pix on that one!
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    Must be a cheapo one, like the ones they have at Steve and Barries.
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    Yeah, must be one of the cheap ones. I've got a bunch of them, and I've never had that problem. My favorites are Kalakaua, made in Honolulu. Here's their site:

    http://www.anoriginalkalakaua.com/
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    I'm wearing a Hawiian shirt right now.

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    Funny, I don't have any Hawaiian shirts.

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    Get the Tommy Bahama silk shirts. Soft and cool on hot days. Very colorfast and won't fade like cotton shirts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mothra
    Get the Tommy Bahama silk shirts. Soft and cool on hot days. Very colorfast and won't fade like cotton shirts.
    Silk shirts stick to skin in the summer like postage stamps soaked in sugar!

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    I guess no pix then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mothra
    Very colorfast and won't fade like cotton shirts.
    Some manufacturers 'reverse print' Hawaiian shirts to mimic fading. Running and fading are two entirely different things.

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    Big, loud aloha shirts are great for wearing on the bike. I've found that the 100% polyester dry just about as fast as my jerseys. The cotton shirts I reserve for casual wear off the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    Silk shirts stick to skin in the summer like postage stamps soaked in sugar!
    How often do you stick postage stamps soaked in sugar to your skin?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RobCat
    Big, loud aloha shirts are great for wearing on the bike. I've found that the 100% polyester dry just about as fast as my jerseys. The cotton shirts I reserve for casual wear off the bike.
    I vastly prefer cotton, linen and rayon to polyester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    Silk shirts stick to skin in the summer like postage stamps soaked in sugar!
    These aren't silk dress-shirts with thin smooth weave. The Tommys have 3D weaving for a thicker dimpled surface that doesn't cling & stick.

    Quote Originally Posted by randya
    Some manufacturers 'reverse print' Hawaiian shirts to mimic fading. Running and fading are two entirely different things.
    Yeah, and you can even wear them inside-out if you want a brigher finish. No, I'm talking about the cotton shirts that start out bright and colorful and after a couple months of wear & washing, they're faded enough to look stone-washed.

    Mamo Howell also makes nice silk Hawaiians too. Yeah, stay away from polyester...
    Last edited by Mothra; 08-06-06 at 12:20 AM.

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    Sorry no pics, I took a shower before anyone could get a camera out.
    Yeah, sister says it was a cheep shirt, $12 sold by a vendor walking up the beach.
    Anyone remember trick soap?

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    Yiy. The decent shirts cost at least $24.99. What the heck, wash it in bleach a couple times and you'll have another white shirt.
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