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Hawaiian Palaka Shirts


In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Hawaiian Islands emerged as a powerful plantation economy that produced sugar, pineapple and coffee for export around the world. Plantation workers needed a rugged shirt that was suitable for hard labor in the fields. Within a generation, the checkered blue and white denim palaka became the standard work shirt of Hawaii. By the early 1930s the palaka Hawaiian shirts and blue denim trousers called sailor-mokus had almost become the official national costume of Hawaii both on and off the plantation. They were also made like an artists smock with 2 pockets on the bottom of the shirt. Here at Alohaland we are offering them in short sleeves, long sleeves and also the smock in short or long sleeves. We will have pictures of all of them soon, as well as a good assortment of colors. The fabric is made of 100% denim like cotton just as the traditional shirts were.



Coco Palaka




Red Palaka




Violet Palaka




Turquoise Palaka




Blue Palaka




Navy Blue Palaka




Traditional Palaka Plantation Shirt .




Mint Green Palaka



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