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The Revolutionary Wore: The Aloha Shirt

  • Geoff Rynex
The Revolutionary Wore: The Aloha Shirt

Some wardrobe staples have gone in and out of style many times over the course of their existences. But on-trend or not, they’ll always have a place in our hearts, and likely always make their way back into our good graces at some point in the great wheel of style. We want to take a look at some of these eternal gems, where they came from and how you can get them now. We call it The Revolutionary Wore.

In this installment, we look at the aloha shirt.

The Six Shackets to Consider

  • Kempt Staff


The leaves have yet to turn, but you can already feel the subtle changes happening...

Fall is nigh. And your secret weapon in the cool-but-not-yet-cold interim is something we like to call “the shacket.” An overshirt that’s substantial enough to be worn as a jacket in early fall and can transition into a middle layer as it gets colder. The majority are still your traditional thick wool numbers, but a few labels have gotten more adventurous, throwing down-filled nylon and suede into the mix.

Herewith, the six shackets to consider this fall...»

The Six Hawaiian Shirts to Consider

  • Kempt Staff


We’ve had a long-standing fascination with the Aloha shirt. (Last summer we went so far as to name the 58 greatest Hawaiian shirts of all time.)

And since then, it would seem that menswear has begun to really embrace the tropical-friendly shirt usually relegated to cruise ships and Nick Nolte mug shots. In fact, a few of our favorite labels have been turning out some pretty handsome stuff recently.

Naturally, we rounded up the six best from the season’s new crop...»

The 15 Best Looks from FW13’s Books

  • Caitlin Ganswindt


We know. It’s summer. Your mind is a veritable View-Master of barbecues, long-weekend sojourns and scantily clad beach flings. But eventually, after the sand settles, and Mandy heads back to Vassar, it’ll be fall. And from what we’ve seen, you’re going to look fantastic.

Herewith, the definitive list of must-have sartorial trappings from our favorite Fall/Winter ’13 lookbooks.

Your Columbus Day weekend will thank us.»

The Stat Sheet: Engineered Garments Floral Popover

  • Najib Benouar


Blame it on spring fever, but we’re feeling for prints today.

So we couldn’t resist mentioning this floral popover from Engineered Garments. It’s just landed at Odin as one of two exclusive patterns from the label. Here’s what else you need to know.

The Story: The popover style of shirt has been gaining favor in menswear circles—bridging the gap between a leisurely button-down and a long-sleeved polo shirt—and going short-sleeve with this one manages to up the summery ante.

Who to Channel: A 21st-century Magnum, P.I.; a sport fisherman enjoying a post-catch daiquiri in the Keys (mustache optional on both accounts).

When to Wear It: On days as bright as the shirt—and not with a pair of these patterned shorts. One loud pattern is already pushing it.

Degree of Difficulty: Somewhat high. This shirt should be strictly reserved for the beach or places that unironically serve drinks with umbrellas.

Your moment of inspiration, after the jump.»