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TikiMango
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Posted: 2008-07-29 7:48 pm   Permalink

Great collection. I wear Tiki/Hawaiian/Aloha shirts every single day to work. I don't even get funny looks any more. When I do wear a "normal" shirt I get asked if I am feeling well.



 
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blue.octopus
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Posted: 2008-07-30 12:28 pm   Permalink

This is a fantastic collection and great thread. I second the book idea. In the meantime how about a dedicated website/wiki where we can browse the collection and you can include more about the manufacturer, pattern and material?


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Tiki-Kate
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Posted: 2008-08-11 12:10 am   Permalink

There's definitely a book in the works, but it's not mine. Some of my wardrobe will be included though.



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kingstiedye
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Posted: 2008-08-11 07:47 am   Permalink

I'm happy to say some of my crazier vintage shirts are gonna be in that book too. see ya soon kate and Sven.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-08-11 08:41 am   Permalink

...it'll be challenge to reproduce those Poly-POP!!! colors of your shirts, Bullet, but Martin McIntosh is aware of it and we will make them glow! I am going to be hunting down people at Oasis and pulling on their shirts to let me photograph them if they are cool vintage Tiki shirts....and IF i do not already have that pattern. Once you get into something deeply, things start doubling up...but sometimes that's good, too, then I have the luxury to choose the better cut. It is astonishing how man great Tiki shirts have the Tikis cut up, upside down or in all the wrong places.

 
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Tiki Kaimuki
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Posted: 2008-08-11 8:46 pm   Permalink

Kate, Beautiful collection of shirts and a good reference source. I am envious!

 
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Tiki-Kate
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Posted: 2008-09-14 4:31 pm   Permalink

Here's what I've picked up over the past few weeks.

I've only found a few newer shirts.



But there's been lots of vintage.














And something girly. Yeah!


These last few don't have tons of tikis, but I couldn't resist the colors.







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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2008-09-14 10:10 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-09-14 16:31, Tiki-Kate wrote:

And something girly. Yeah!



What exactly do you mean by "girly"?


Maybe you shouldn't be throwing the word "girly" around so freely.


Just a thought.


 
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Tiki-Kate
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Posted: 2008-09-25 7:06 pm   Permalink

I usually only post on this thread when I have about 15 to 20 new items, but I bought these two shirts on line recently, and I thought they deserved their own post.

I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that I actually have Holy Grail shirts. The first is one of them. It's not the best example of the style, but it's the only one I've come across.

I had been watching the second shirt for ages. It was a little out of my usual price range, but I finally broke down and got it.






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Tiki-Kate
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Posted: 2009-03-03 6:06 pm   Permalink

Thought I'd update the shirt thread again before I lost track of the newest additions.

I didn't find much in my price range over the past several months, but I have high hopes for Spring.

I really love this pattern. I also have it in a men's shirt and a little robe.


I picked up this dress back in December.


Apparently, this was a docent's skirt from the Bishop Museum.


These next three were presents from Boris. (It's good to have friends who support your insanity. )




I came across a few newer designs.





And a few more vintage shirts.




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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-03-03 7:58 pm   Permalink

Nice update, Kate!

I always wanted to find this one:



...since all its images are copied from matchbook covers pictured in the Book of Tiki.




 
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tobunga
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Posted: 2009-03-04 11:18 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-08-11 08:41, bigbrotiki wrote:
It is astonishing how man great Tiki shirts have the Tikis cut up, upside down or in all the wrong places.



I've taken Tiki-Kate's edict to heart and I'm only purchasing tiki shirts with actual tikis on them... I don't have that many yet (it's hard to find my size, small) but three of them have a tiki that is covered by the pocket!!! Without the pocket, they would be the most prominent tiki on each shirt.

I removed the pocket of one... tempted to do the same with the others... but then where am I gonna put my little umbrellas as I finish each mai tai?!?

Great collection, Kate! I covet it! (Great, one more thing to covet... I know where I'm going in a hand basket)


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-03-05 08:09 am   Permalink

I know. One of the frustrations of the TIKI shirt collector is HOW MANY of them have the actual Tikis printed upside down, located on seams or edges of the shirt, sliced in half --it sometimes seems they are obscured on purpose!

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-03-09 5:47 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-09 07:42, Tiki-Kate wrote:
I even found a pair of trunks. (I tried them on, and they're actually pretty darn cute.)




Tiki Kate


Tiki-Kate,

You need to add a swim suit edition to your shirts!

DC



 
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Tiki Joe
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Posted: 2009-03-09 7:20 pm   Permalink

Guess what?

Tiki Butt!


 
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