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 work overall. 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 overall has details synonymus with early overalls sutch as the single pocket on the chest chest pocket and two front pockets, a ruler pocket on the sid of the tight, and two back pockets. The buttons are black iron donut buttons.
The overall is pre washed so there is no need to be worried about the shrinkage. For us, this is summer in a garment! Compatible with summer adventures wearing a sun hat while working in the garden or eating an ice cream in the sun.
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. The front rise is measured from the center of the crotch to the top of the bib. The thigh measurements are taken 10 centimeters down from the crotch straight across the pant leg. The front rise is measured from the center of the crouch to the top of the apron.
Johan is 173 cm tall, weigh 67 kilos and wears a size W 30.
Norma is wearing a size W 30 and measures 167 cm tall. Her waist measures 66 cm, hips 82 cm and seat 97 cm.
- Sun Surf Sailor Moku Products Palaka Check Overalls
- Made of a beautiful 10,25 oz checked indigo dyed cotton fabric
- 100% Cotton
- One chest pocket with a pen compartment
- Woven Hilo Railroad Company patch on the chest pocket
- Two hand pockets
- Two rare pockets
- One ruler pocket on the side of the tight
- Woven Sailor Moku label on the back
- Black metal buttons
- Pre washed and wont shrink
- Made in Japan