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Dale Hope

Dale Hope

Dale Hope was born in Honolulu and has spent his life in and around Hawai‘i’s garment industry. He inherited his parent’s clothing business when he was in his twenties; in 1986 he purchased the legendary Kahala label and led the company back into prominence. Widely recognized as an authority on aloha shirts, he received the first Governor’s Cup for “Hawai‘i Apparel Manufacturer of the Year” in 1987. Dale is an avid surfer and paddler.


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The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands

Jun 20, 2017 June 20, 2017

The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands is the most colorful and complete book published on the most enduring souvenir ever invented: the Hawaiian shirt. The following excerpt is from chapter two, “Tailor Shops to Factory Pioneers.” In the late 1920s, most visitors to Waikiki beachside… Read More