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Repro Aloha shirt recommendations?
tikitonga
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Joined: Apr 09, 2002
Posts: 135
Posted: 2013-05-04 8:36 pm   Permalink

So full disclosure; I'm a big and tall xxl. Try as I might there is no way I will fit into a vintage shirt. I'm heading to Tiki Caliente in 2 weeks and the wife just scored a killer 50's era play suit (jumper). So in an attempt to rise to her standard I'd love to find a good repro brand that uses vintage prints/textiles for shirts that might fit the modern American male. Any recommendations? Mahalo!
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4WDtiki
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Joined: Aug 03, 2004
Posts: 1862
From: Omao, Kauai
Posted: 2013-05-04 9:44 pm   Permalink

Well Dawn Frasier of course!
She makes shirts using fabric that she designed! Look here:http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=37451&forum=12&start=45
and her website:http://www.sophista-tiki.com/
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Professor G
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Joined: Sep 03, 2011
Posts: 334
From: the Tiki Wastelands
Posted: 2013-05-05 05:07 am   Permalink

Yep. If you need made-to-order, Dawn's your best bet to customize for you. She's done three shirts for me, appropriate to my orangutan-ish, knuckle-dragging, wingspan needs.

Okay, so orangutans don't have wings. It's early here in the Wastelands. Lemme alone.


 
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Sophista-tiki
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Joined: Sep 13, 2005
Posts: 1710
From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2013-05-05 07:29 am   Permalink

its cutting it close for a shirt for Caliente. BUT it could happen. if fabric is ordered ASAP. I'll be at Caliente so I could bring it with me and hand deliver it. ( would save on shipping time). Go here and look at the fabrics, if you see something you like we can get it ordered up.
http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/sophista-tiki

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Sophista-tiki
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Joined: Sep 13, 2005
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From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2013-05-05 07:47 am   Permalink

Here is the link to the Sophista-tiki Togs page on my website http://www.sophista-tiki.com/togs.html
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tikitonga
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Joined: Apr 09, 2002
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Posted: 2013-05-05 09:43 am   Permalink

Of course! Why didn't I think of that!? Dawn, I'll email you shortly and see if we can work something out. Even if it isn't doable for TC, I've got to have one of your shirts!



 
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bamalamalu
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Joined: Mar 20, 2006
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Posted: 2013-05-05 9:10 pm   Permalink

NOT to discourage Dawn's great looking work, but just another tip that Andy (FashionTramp) also makes great quality custom shirts, with vintage fabrics often available.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/FashionTramp

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Sophista-tiki
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From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2013-05-06 07:00 am   Permalink

but will she be at Tiki Caliente?

 
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TropicDrinkBoy
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Joined: Feb 27, 2011
Posts: 273
Posted: 2013-05-06 3:31 pm   Permalink

If you have a Macys near by you might want to check out their Campia Moda brand tropical print shirts. They are $45 retail but are frequently sold for $22 and are sized to XXL. Some are vintage looking and most are done in good taste, sort of a inexpensive Tommy Bahama alternative. I have nearly thirty of them!

 
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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
Posts: 1686
From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2013-05-06 3:37 pm   Permalink

If time is an issue, Hana always has fun vintage stuff for big guys and they're site is searchable by size! Their prices have soared in recent years but they're still worth checking out.

http://www.thehanashirtco.com/product/hawaiianShirts

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tikitonga
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Joined: Apr 09, 2002
Posts: 135
Posted: 2013-05-12 11:20 am   Permalink

Thanks for all the advice! That's why I love this forum. See you all ( or at least some of you) at TC5 where I'll be sporting my newly acquired attire!

 
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