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Hawaiian Style: The Roots of the Aloha Shirt | Collectors Weekly

In this interview, author and scholar Dr. Linda Arthur talks about the evolution and history of the aloha shirt. She discusses such important designers as Alfred Shaheen and explains when and how the shirt became a fad on the U.S. mainland. Arthurs numerous books include The Art of the Aloha Shirt and Aloha Attire: Hawaiian Dress in the Twentieth Century . Arthur can be reached via Washington State University , where she is a professor and curator in the department of Apparel Merchandising, Design and Textiles.