The bowling and aloha shirts were initially made popular during the 1930’s – 1950’s by rebellious youth and troops stationed in Pearl Harbour – where the first Hawaiian shirts were produced and sold. Both were traditionally made with boxy cuts, a short hem and convertible collar. Typically, what distinguished a bowling shirt from an aloha, or Hawaiian shirt were the absence of patterns, but contemporary versions of both have been updated to include rear panel pleats, band collars and construction from a variety of textiles, not limited to traditional cotton, silk or polyester. Above are a collection of premium made options by visvim®, Kapital, Engineered Garments, Human Made and Wacko Maria -featuring bold patterning, intricate embroidery and contemporary tailoring. Shop this selection and more HERE.