SUN SURF SPECIAL EDITION “唐獅子牡丹 KARAJISHI BOTAN” LONG SLEEVE(Exclusive for some special stores)
"KARAJISHI BOTAN" is one of the hot items in "SUN SURF 2021 COLLECTIONS." This long sleeve hawaiian shirt is exclusive only at some stores. This Hawaiian shirt, named "KARAJISHI BOTAN" is very rare piece that was made of cotton sarasa(chintz) fabric for KIMONO in late 1930s. In early days when Hawaiian shirts started to be distributed, this shirt was probably made with the fabric for "YUKATA". Sun surf reproduced it once in 2001, but they analyzed the fabric and the printing method again in order to reproduce this Hawaiian shirt "KARAJISHI BOTAN". Regarding the fabric, Sun Surf has reproduced not only spinning and weaving but also wrinkle feelings truly to the original Hawaiian shirt. For printing, Sun Surf make full use of the technique called " resist dyeing" found in Yuzen and "TATAKI" that express gradation by blurring colors. And the "KARAJISHI", which is printed in bright vermilion with Japanese high printing technique, gives off the strong presence. In addition, this shirt is characterized by the careful handmade making by a Japanese tailor in HAWAII at that time. Since the fabric for KIMONO is narrower than it for the regular shirt, the specifications are such that two fabrics are joined together at the center of the back. It is unknown if it was a remake of a Yukata owned by a Japanese immigrant or it was made of the cloth for Yukata, but this vintage shirt is a very valuable shirt to unravel the history of the early days of Hawaiian shirts.
Label: Sun Surf Special (This original vintage shirt does not have a label, so "Sun surf Special" is labeled.)
Fabric: Cotton 100% (Cotton Sarasa)
Printing Method: over-printing
Design: All over pattern
Pocket: Left chest (pattern matching)
Button: Coconut Button
Made in Japan
※This product reproduces the fabrics and parts of more than half a century ago based on the vintage Hawaiian shirt. Please handle it with care.
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