Our Recommended Reading List


Hawai'i Unbuttoned
Hawai'i Unbuttoned
Craig Callaway
A practical guide to identifying, buying and selling older Hawaiian shirts, Hawai'i Unbuttoned includes color photos of 385 labels, dates these labels, and makes information regarding the buying and selling of vintage aloha shirts easy to find.
BookSurge Publishing, ISBN: 1439223238
Available at Amazon.com
The Aloha Shirt
The Aloha Shirt, Spirit of the Islands
Dale Hope with Gregory Tozian
The Aloha Shirt is a stunning pictorial history of the evolution of the Hawaiian shirt. The history spans 70 years of Aloha shirts and contains invaluable information about Aloha shirts as collectibles.
Beyond Words, ISBN: 1-58270-034-6
Available at Amazon.com
and Barnes&Noble.com
Contemporary Hawaiian Quilting
At the Cutting Edge
Contemporary Hawaiian Quilting
Linda Arthur, Ph.D.
With vivid colors and breathtaking designs, the Hawaiian quilt captures the exotic beauty of the Islands and celebrates Hawaiian culture. The quilt is a tangible reminder of the aloha with which it was made.
Island Heritage, ISBN: 24223-000
Available at Amazon.com and
Barnes&Noble.com
Art of the Aloha Shirt
The Art of the Aloha Shirt
Linda Arthur, Ph.D. & Desoto Brown
What is an aloha shirt? Here is its story from the beginnings in the 1930s to the glory days of the 1950s, and beyond. Many rare photos are featured. The Art of the Aloha Shirt keeps the reader focused and wanting to read it from cover to cover.
Island Heritage, ISBN: 22716-000
Available at IslandHeritage.com,
Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com
Lei in a Bottle
Lei in a Bottle
Collecting Hawaiian Perfume Bottles
Gwen & Evan Olins
Lei in a Bottle is an intoxicating blend of history, art, and personal inspiration. The authors evoke a deep appreciation for Island culture by sharing their perfume bottle collection and their knowledge of the Hawaiian perfume industry. Lei in a Bottle is beautifully written, and its photography and ephemera make it a visual delight.
Hula Moon Press, SBN-10: 0979464935
Available at HulaHeaven.com,
BooklinesHawaii.com and
Barnes&Noble.com
Aloha Attire
Aloha Attire
Hawaiian Dress in the 20th Century
Linda Arthur, Ph.D.
Collectors who love the sand, sun, and surf will delight in this extraordinary guide to Hawaiian clothing. Filled with over 460 beautiful photos, Aloha Attire gives a historical account of Hawai`i's fashion industry and its effect on the Western world.
Schiffer Publication, ISBN: 0764310151
Available at Amazon.com and
Barnes & Noble