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Go on, you know you want to. RAF Hawaiian shirts

Old 27th May 2021, 11:47
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Go on, you know you want to. RAF Hawaiian shirts

Be different, just do not stand next to me lol.
A sample shown, no nothing to do with me, but ermmm some of you might like em.

https://www.merchgift.com/collection...Hdg1bw0MSK4rok









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Old 27th May 2021, 12:18
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One of the unique quilts available, suitable for the spring the UK is currently experiencing https://www.merchgift.com/collection...s/kalt2205bc03
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Old 27th May 2021, 15:05
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I ordered one last week, just be aware that right at the end of the transaction the price changes to dollars and you discover the item is coming from America.
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Old 27th May 2021, 15:51
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I saw that, its odd though that they do the UK, German, Australian, Belgium, Italy etc but not the USA.
The top Puma one impressed me because unlike items you get in the UK, they have managed to get the flag the right way up and the back is mirrored correctly.
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Would Mogwi admit to having ordered the Harrier one?

My Hawaiian shirts are genuine local Honolulu purchases, and do not feature aircraft.
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Old 27th May 2021, 18:46
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Very disappointing that the only ‘truckie’ offering is a C17, I shan’t be wasting my money...!!
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Old 27th May 2021, 18:52
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Originally Posted by dctyke View Post
I ordered one last week, just be aware that right at the end of the transaction the price changes to dollars and you discover the item is coming from America.
The item may be coming from America, but I'll bet that it's made in China.

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Old 27th May 2021, 18:54
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Not really a pukka Hawaiian shirt unless bought in Hawaii!

As was mine when HMtheQ sent us there on an open-ended detachment. 2 x VC10K3, 3 x crews, some mad scientists and some TCW mates. Plus our groundcrew and some 'specialists'.

Ooh it was SUCH hell... Mahalo!!
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Old 27th May 2021, 19:23
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I looked at those shirts in awe, and finally found one that depicted an aircraft that wasn't obsolete...

Wow!
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Old 27th May 2021, 20:24
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Not really a pukka Hawaiian shirt unless bought in Hawaii!

As was mine when HMtheQ sent us there on an open-ended detachment. 2 x VC10K3, 3 x crews, some mad scientists and some TCW mates. Plus our groundcrew and some 'specialists'.

Ooh it was SUCH hell... Mahalo!!
Only tourists call them Hawaiian shirts, locals call them Aloha shirts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_shirt
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Old 27th May 2021, 22:22
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Thanks for the correction and the link, West Coast!

We just found some mall not far from where we were staying in Honolulu and did the tourist thing, competing amongst ourselves for the gaudiest shirts we could find!
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Old 27th May 2021, 22:30
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Thanks for the correction and the link, West Coast!

We just found some mall not far from where we were staying in Honolulu and did the tourist thing, competing amongst ourselves for the gaudiest shirts we could find!
Have seen similar, some pretty gawd-awful affronts to ones eyes.
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Old 27th May 2021, 23:05
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Rumour has it they are coming back into fashion.
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Old 28th May 2021, 02:30
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Rumour has it they are coming back into fashion.
Good ones never went out of style.

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Good ones never went out of style.
Fashion you can buy, style is something you are born with.
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Old 28th May 2021, 06:11
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Good ones never went out of style.
Indeed.

You need some pukka vintage 1940'50's era Aloha shirts for the proper 'Here to Eternity' look. Glad I picked up the ones I have back in the 80's & 90's when they were still affordable and not so collectible as now. There a serious 4 figure sum sitting in the wardrobe that'll I have to let go of one day before too long. Still wear them on the odd occasion when UK weather is vaguely Islands-ish, or I go back across the pond on visits.

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Well it will negate the long-standing joke "How to you know if you are at a party with a former xxxxxxxx pilot" (Harrier, Concorde, U2, F117 etc etc you fill in the blank)
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These are also proper nasty - 65% polyester...
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Old 29th May 2021, 09:16
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These are also proper nasty - 65% polyester...
Hey, don't knock man-made, it's much more comfortable than that clingy cotton stuff. And much better in warmer climes too.
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Old 29th May 2021, 11:21
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JAJ

I hate fabrics with man-made content like Polyester - crap for the environment (microfibres from this stuff is killing our oceans), burns like a b#st#rd (no naked flames!), it makes you sweat like a fat kid playing rounders, it feels nasty against the skin, it often looks cheap and shiny plus there is a reason why it’s cheap. Aloha or Hawaiian shirts should be cotton with wooden buttons - that’s the spec. Also, there is a reason why they are made of cotton in one of the hottest and humid islands in the middle of the Pacific - they keep you cool!

Leave the nasty-nylon garments to those that play Kev-Ball...

Here are some top tips on how to stay cool from the Aussies (who should know what they are on about): https://www.abc.net.au/everyday/fash...mmers/11739222
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