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    Opinion on AllSaints "Hawaiian" shirts

    This is a branch off from a previous thread, but thought it be easier to start a new one...

    I'm looking at a couple of AllSaints 'hawaiian' shirts and would like opinions on them. They are expensive at $130 per, so if I bought one, I'd only by that one. I'm looking at two shirts but am struggling with them. They are available at Nordstrom, but my local Nordstrom doesn't carry them, so I can't see them in person.
    Option 1 - https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/allsain...lor=ink%20navy
    Option 2 - https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/allsain...rts&color=pink

    Variables about myself to help in opinions - 37 year old dad. Good shape, but again 37 year old dad, meaning I don't get a ton of opportunities to 'go out on the town' with my wife and friends. I also would not be wearing them unbuttoned like the Nordstrom models are.

    In theory option 2 might be the safer one in that it is more straightforward and uniform. But it is also out and out a hawaiian shirt. I kind of like the idea of option 1, but is it too loud for a middle aged dad to not look weird in? Is it also too 'one-time' use in that it is so specific that it limits the number of wears you get because if you are seeing the same people they will easily notice that you are wearing the exact same shirt.

    Or heck, maybe neither would work for me. What's the opinion?

    #2
    Wow ... Those are expensive! Any particular reason you want to go with the All Saints route vs similar prints from like, Old Navy, J Crew, or bonobos, etc (lots of companies making short sleeve prints these days)?

    Are you looking specifically for the Hawaiian shirt cut/collar or are Hawaiian print/floral short sleeve button downs ok?

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      #3
      Originally posted by Nandyn View Post
      Wow ... Those are expensive! Any particular reason you want to go with the All Saints route vs similar prints from like, Old Navy, J Crew, or bonobos, etc (lots of companies making short sleeve prints these days)?

      Are you looking specifically for the Hawaiian shirt cut/collar or are Hawaiian print/floral short sleeve button downs ok?
      In theory, I'd like something with a bit more quality than Old Navy. I haven't looked at J Crew in a long time. I have a lot of the Bonobos Riveria shirts, but they are quite a bit different than these Hawaiian shirts. The AllSaints shirts are viscose which gives you a silk like feel and draping. I like the fun prints, but I like that draping more even more. The Bonobos shirts are cotton and are 'stiff'. Good shirts, just different than these or similar. I saw that Topman has some viscose shirts as well, but I don't like the prints as much. The AllSaints ones say they are slim fit too. That would be nice because a lot of these shirts tend to be bit more boxy in their cut. Ex - Bonobos has one too, but the fit is horrible - made to be boxy.

      I agree on the cost though. That's why I would like some more opinions before I actually (possibly) buy one.

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        #4
        Check out Reyn Spooner https://www.reynspooner.com/collections/on-sale
        Their tailored fit is pretty good and it's a well made shirt.

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          #5
          Why don't you start with something cheaper if you're unsure about the look? This way you can test it out and you're not stuck with a $130 shirt you'll never wear if you decide it's not for you. I feel like Topman or H&M would be a good place for a shirt like that. If you like it then invest in something better.

          Put This On had a recent article about Rayon camp shirts you may find interesting. The patterns they highlight are more subdued and probably easier to integrate into your existing wardrobe.

          https://putthison.com/rayon-summers-magical-fabric/

          In regards to Allsaints, I think most of their stuff is way over priced. It's more trendy and quality varies. That's not to say it's terrible quality. Just maybe not $130 for a Hawaiian shirt level quality.

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            #6
            Old Navy/J Crew Factory/Target are my go-to for trying a new look. Not much ventured and a lot to be gained. I have had pieces from those palces last way longer than I expected, especially for a shirt liek this that you wont be wearing once a week. But if you want all saints, there is one on the anniversary sale for $85



            https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/allsain...rts&color=blue

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              #7
              Originally posted by Geo View Post
              Why don't you start with something cheaper if you're unsure about the look? This way you can test it out and you're not stuck with a $130 shirt you'll never wear if you decide it's not for you. I feel like Topman or H&M would be a good place for a shirt like that. If you like it then invest in something better.

              Put This On had a recent article about Rayon camp shirts you may find interesting. The patterns they highlight are more subdued and probably easier to integrate into your existing wardrobe.

              https://putthison.com/rayon-summers-magical-fabric/

              In regards to Allsaints, I think most of their stuff is way over priced. It's more trendy and quality varies. That's not to say it's terrible quality. Just maybe not $130 for a Hawaiian shirt level quality.
              I actually did start a bit cheaper - at least after I found a promo code. I have two of these types of shirts from Faherty (based on a suggestion from someone on this site) that I like a lot. I got each for $80 (after promo code). Here's one of them - https://fahertybrand.com/collections...rt-aloha-bliss

              My like for these shirts has caused me to find more of a similar nature. The only downside of the Faherty ones is that I might be prefer a bit slimmer/more tailored cut through the body. That's partly what lead me to those AllSaints ones as they list a slim fit. I like the designs and colors of the two shirts that I linked too. I feel like a lot of the brands go a bit too far in the designs or all out hawaiian-ness.

              That's a good article too. Their reasons for rayon are exactly why I like my Faherty shirts. It's also great that they linked a few more brands. I know there are likely a lot of decent brands out there, but it can definitely be hard to dig through various sites.

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                #8
                Not to derail the thread, but I'd greatly appreciate if anyone has any suggestions for rayon, camp collar shirts that are of simple wide stripe pattern. I've looked around quite a bit but to not much avail. Essentially the same type of shirt as OP but I personally can't pull off a hawaiian design/pattern. Wish I could tho...

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by kongmw View Post
                  Not to derail the thread, but I'd greatly appreciate if anyone has any suggestions for rayon, camp collar shirts that are of simple wide stripe pattern. I've looked around quite a bit but to not much avail. Essentially the same type of shirt as OP but I personally can't pull off a hawaiian design/pattern. Wish I could tho...
                  https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop...ton-down-shirt

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                    #10
                    [MENTION=15630]Loafer28[/MENTION] thanks for the link! just what i was looking for. i keep overlooking uo for some reason

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                      #11
                      I grew up in Hawaii and wore rayon shirts like that in the 80s (at the height of the Magnum P.I. craze). They don't wash well and start to look faded pretty quickly. I wouldn't spend that much on a piece that's more of a trend (fad) than a staple. There are lots of vintage options available so you could try out the look at a much lower price point.

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                        #12
                        My vote is skip em! I dig the Faherty shirt you linked, and it sounds like you have a couple of them? I've found that having too much of one type of distinct shirt like that doesn't work well in a wardrobe. Unless of course you wear them all the time and that's your style, then go for it. I picked up like 4 Tommy Bahama shirts like that for vacation once. They were cool as heck but ended up mostly just taking up space in my closet.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by charlielo View Post
                          My vote is skip em! I dig the Faherty shirt you linked, and it sounds like you have a couple of them? I've found that having too much of one type of distinct shirt like that doesn't work well in a wardrobe. Unless of course you wear them all the time and that's your style, then go for it. I picked up like 4 Tommy Bahama shirts like that for vacation once. They were cool as heck but ended up mostly just taking up space in my closet.
                          I think I'm leaning that way right now, unless they go on sale. I'm concerned I won't be able to wear them enough to warrant the price. It might be better served to bank that towards an expensive 'staple'. I'm a big fan of nice cardigans. I've always wanted to get more, but the ones I like tend to be rather expensive. It would probably be wiser to "put" this money towards that.

                          Of course, if these going on any kind of sale (less than $100), I might take the plunge. It would be an easier conversation if I could see them in person and try them on. For all I know I could hate them (or love them).

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