Even though I rarely wear them I still love vintage Hawaiian clothes . At the top of my list are men's cabana sets. Seriously is there anything more awesomely iconic from the 50s and 60s pool parties featured in movies then men strutting their stuff in matching shorts and button down shirts? I think not.
Not only do I love cabana sets but I LOVE that men in the tiki community have embraced them too. So much so that many men have started to make their own sets based off of vintage patterns. Check out this photo from last year's Tiki Oasis of one of the many cabana set meet-ups:
The guys look so awesome!
I also think its funny how so many men have such pale legs ;)
Cabana sets weren't just sold in Hawaiian prints -- many variations can be found on Ebay...like this amazing sailboat set that is bid at over $250 (!!) so far:
And this Jantzen set that is color blocked and comes with a zippered shirt and long shorts:
So many styles:
Finding vintage patterns to make this sets is generally hard..they are rare and most that you come across are the patterns for kid's clothing. That is why I was so happy to come across this Large Men's sized pattern which, although cut, is complete. My goal is to make copies of this pattern and resell them so the men who want to can make sets for themselves:
Summer is coming...is your man's body cabana set ready--pasty white legs and all? I hope so!