In Hawaiʻi? Not so much. So I rock the not-so-ugly Christmas aloha shirt. Reyn Spooner makes them. I think they’re pretty cool.
Last year, they dropped a Moana design commemorating the movie’s release. I snatched one right away. And after doing a little research on the brand, I discovered that they’ve been issuing a new Christmas Spooner each year under the Mele Kalikimaka label since 1983. (You may be able to find some of their older releases at Bailey’s Antiques and Aloha Shirts on Kapahulu Ave.)
The two that I have are from 2013. Now how many Christmas aloha shirts do you really need? I do think you need at least two, in case you have back-to-back Christmas parties.
They’re a lotta fun. Perfect for the party, church, or checking out Honolulu City Lights. Great office attire for the month of December. Always a conversation starter.
The quality (and designs) of the Spooner cloth makes these shirts timeless. Some people have amassed collections. The Christmas Spooner has become a Hawaiian Christmas tradition.
No sweater? No sweat. You can go rockin’ around the Christmas tree rocking a Christmas Spooner…