1985 Patagonia “First Edition”Pataloha Shirt, Birds of Paradise (L)

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• Season/Year: Spring/Summer 1985
• Print Name: Birds of Paradise
• Made in Hong Kong
• Tag Size: L
• Best fits a Mens L, Womens XL
• Pit to pit: 23in
• Base of the back collar to bottom: 28in
• Pit to end of sleeve: 5.5in

Condition Rating: A
Notes: An extremely rare and iconic first-edition vintage Patagonia Pataloha Hawaiian Shirt from the 1980s in amazing very lightly worn preowned condition. Made of 100% rayon. We are selling this shirt for its original owner who purchased it in 1985.

“In the 1930’s, a splashy, brash shirt was born on the islands of Hawaii, Soon it became famous. As its popularity grew, however, the Hawaiian shirt, once an item of impressionistic beauty, slowly degenerated. Its colors became lurid, its patterns lacked subtlety and it was most often found covering large bellies or hidden under Nikons, a pitiful sight. With these new Pataloha originals, we hope to restore some dignity to a once great classic. Using the old patterns as our guide, we asked an artist friend to design 3 shirts exclusively for us. She did, and we had the designs copied onto 100% stabilized rayon. (This rayon, made from a spun yarn rather than a filament, wrinkles less than the old shirts and is less likely to bag out of shape.) The shirts are cut loosely with wide full sleeves and body for that feeling of wearing nothing at all. The pockets are carefully matched to the pattern and the buttons are made of coconut shell. Garment washed, allow for 3% shrinkage. Imported” (Patagonia, Spring 1986).

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