The Aloha Shirt Isn’t Going Anywhere This Fall

by MR Magazine Staff

More than satin bombers, millennial pink, or even track pants, the Hawaiian shirt (a.k.a. the aloha shirt, a.k.a. the vacation shirt) took over menswear this summer. And for good reason: It’s bold without being difficult to style, is cut in a flattering boxy, open-collar shape that pretty much looks good on everyone, and can be copped at virtually any budget. Plus, it’s fun. And fun is in demand right now. That said, with the lid officially on summer 2017, you might be feeling like it’s time to turn to something different. For one, tropical prints and hot toddys don’t exactly mesh. For another, rolling up to a bar and being one of ten guys wearing palm prints is deeply un-chill. Designers understand this need (they’re over things before they even start, remember), and so they’ve served up an aloha shirt alternative for fall 2017 that’s just as cool: short-sleeve shirts in eccentric painterly prints. Same great, flattering shape and head-turning scheme, but more “gallery guy” than “beach bum.” Read more at GQ.