Sun Surf Sailor Moku Products Palaka Check Open Shirt
Sun Surf is a sub brand of Sugar Cane & Co, a Japanese brand well known for their focus on reconstructing the early days of vintage workwear history. The brand has roots that goes back to the 1950's but it wasen't until the late 80's that Sugar Cane started building the reputation for being one of the best denim makers in Japan and it is a reputation they still deserve!
This is Sun Surf's version of a classic Palaka short sleeved shirt. If one thinks about the clothing history in Hawaii most people are familiar with the Hawaiian shirts, and even if Palaka garments are not as famous they are still equally associated with the history of Hawaii. Used as a workers garment, uniform or for casual use and worn by children, teenagers and seniors the Palaka fabric is referred to as the Hawaiian denim!
It is believed that the Palaka fabric first made it’s way to Hawaii in the late 1800’s when Americans ordered tons of checkered-patterned thick cloth from England to make uniforms for the field workers. In 1922 a local manufacturer named the Hawaii Clothing Manufacturing Company was founded to meet the many needs for work garments. It was Hawaii's first clothing manufacturer. The company later changed its name to Sailor Moku Products in 1932. And this jacket ia a careful reproduction of an original made by Sailor Moku for the Hilo Railroad Company. The name of the railroad company that served much of the east coast of the island Hawaii from 1899 until 1946.
The fabric is a woven checked cotton in navy and white and this color combination is also the most iconic when it comes to Palaka fabric.
The has has a single chest pocket, 40's style collar and coconut buttons.
The shirt is pre washed so there is no need to be worried about the shrinkage.
Johan is 173 cm tall, weigh 67 kg and wears a size 38.
Tori is 165 cm tall with a weigh of 60 kilos and wears a size 36. - Sun Surf Sailor Moku Products Palaka Check Open Shirt - SS39053 - Made of a beautiful 10,25 oz checked indigo dyed cotton fabric - 100% Cotton - One chest pocket - Woven neck Sailor Moku label in the neck - Coconut buttons - Pre washed and wont shrink - Made in Japan
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.