Sunday, April 10, 2016

Not Just a Hawaiian Shirt Store

While its true that our business originally started out selling Hawaiian shirts, the years have shaped our company and stores, as well as our product lines, which have evolved to cater not just to individuals, but to families, as well as the needs of the corporate world that often require low cost bulk purchases.

While Hawaiian clothing in itself is a narrow market, we have micro niches in our market for products such as our popular line of larger sized mens Hawaiian clothing, also referred to as luau sizes. This month we re-introduced our mens lava lava clothing with 3 new tribal tattoo designs that do not have any flowers or animals.

Pictured is a grey colored mens lava lava in 100% cotton for maximum comfort. We also offer the traditional design in a blue and a green colorway.

Hot summers are just around the corner and while we have good stock now, we don't expect our hanging inventory of lava lava to last that long.

So that's it for now, our next few post will probably be to herald in some more new mens designs that are coming out of sewing. Some are mild and some are wild, but be rest assured that the new shirts are going to be the same high quality Hawaiian clothing you have come to expect from Wave Shoppe. Mahalo

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Plumeria Hawaiian Lei Flower Plant Shirts

We thought this would be a good time to introduce some new womens Hawaiian shirts in spring designs that are bold and colorful.

Shown first is a beautiful womens blue Hawaiian shirt with yellow plumeria flowers on 100% cotton fabric,

The colors meld well and the airbrushed effect added to the fabric brings in an additional layer of sophistication.

The next womens Hawaiian shirt we made was in the same design, but in a different color.

We chose to make this particular womens Hawaiian shirt in turquoise because of the prized sky blue coloring.

We chose plumeria flowers for this project because plumeria trees are simply beautiful and that the flowers can be transformed into fresh flower leis.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Bass Boats are Flip Flop Unfriendly

You would think that wearing flip flops on a bass boat would be appropriate footwear. Let me tell you that wearing cheaply made foam sole flip flops while fishing is not recommended.

I used to buy the cheapest footwear available, thinking the low cost outweighed the risks. I estimate that I have came close to falling out of the boat more times than I care to say. the low cost was worth the risk. With cheap flip flops, all you have to do is catch the toe/front of the sole on something and its a potential trip to the hospital.

I keep actual water shoes in the boat, but I don't like how confining they are, especially when I am on the trolling motor. I also don't like how water shoes stay damp and hold things like small pieces of gravel in the inside of the shoe.

My solution (recommendation) is to spend a little more money on better quality footwear. I eventually settled upon brown tribal print flip flops from Wave Shoppe.

What's nice about these flip flops are that they are still priced under $20 and have a foam insole and a hard rubber outer sole.

When you do catch your toe on something, they don't roll under like foam flip flops. The firm sole also makes much easier to hold your foot on the trolling motor run switch.

I also like that the toe straps appear to be better attached than the cheap stuff that you would find at places like Walmart etc.

Mahalo and tight lines!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hawaiian Shirts Wholesale

With spring not all that far off, a lot of companies are already making inquiries about purchasing wholesale Hawaiian shirts for their groups. Wave Shoppe offers a large assortment of Aloha shirts in a variety of colorways and prints.

Some of the most popular designs we offer at wholesale are aloha shirts with designs that allow for embroidery of the buyers logo, or company name. We primarily wholesale mens aloha shirts, but we do make womens on special order, it adds about 1 week to production time.

Of course not everyone buys in bulk. You can buy individual Hawaiian shirts and clothing, at affordable prices, on the company website

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hawaiian Shirt Friday at the Yuma Indoor Market Place

Hawaiian Shirt Friday at the Yuma Indoor Market Place occurs the last Friday of every month. Below are pictures of some of the many vendors participating in Hawaiian Shirt Friday. Many of the venders are wearing clothing made by Wave Shoppe Hawaiian Shirts as well as colorful garments from their own closets.

The marketplace is a cool place to shop because people can graze multiple isles of merchandise that may or may not be readily available in Yuma.

Of course there is lots of southwestern themed products as well as food, a book trader, and of course Hawaiian clothing.

You will also find therapeutic essential oils from Dotera, as well as Mama Bella hot sauce and much more.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Once Secret Red Hill Fuel Depot Oahu

When you hear people talking about places on the island of Oahu, you pretty much expect to hear mentions of Waikiki Beach, the Honolulu Zoo, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, etc. And of course there is the almost endless local murmuring about Hawaiian shirts and clothing being in vogue for what seems like a millennium.  

But there is much more to Hawaii. If you never leave Waikiki strip you may never learn or experience the really awesome things about Hawaii. Hawaiian shirts are always awesome!

Do you know there are some places in Hawaii and topics that are not part of the tourist packages and rarely spoken of for one reason or another? 

One case in point is Red Hill Fuel Depot. Red Hill basically consists of 20 enormous underground fuel tanks that are buried up to 450 feet deep, located in a ridge in Honolulu.

The primary purpose for the massive fuel storage system in what is now one of Hawaii's engineering marveled, was to store and provide fuel to the military ships in Pearl Harbor. 

Since declassification in the 1990s there has been small amounts of information released about the fuel tanks, though I am sure it’s not everything. 

After all, the government is involved. Of course there are the burning questions, do the tanks leak and are they still in use. The answer to both is yes.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Wave Shoppe Customers Say it Best

Wave Shoppe Hawaiian shirts and clothing

"Aloha Charles and Wave Shoppe Company. I want to share with everyone that is looking for customer reviews, that this company is the best. The customer service is awesome, the quality of the product is over the top. This company takes pride in their work. The fine craftsmanship in the muumuus and shirts that we have bought, stands above any other, I have purchased. 

From the choices of design, color, and fabric that is available, you can find a print that will work for you and yours. I buy matching clothing for my wife and I, a mid-calf muumuu for her and an aloha shirt for me, and they are so fine. We wash the items, upon delivery, (and they get here fast), and they are perfect, feel good, look good, and are soft. The collars and button line are well made, a quality that is not shared among other manufacturers. 

The sewing on the clothing is phenomenal. I have requested, and made, a custom order with Charles, who fulfilled my order, quickly, correctly and was superb with customer service. Ordering is always easy, delivery is quick, and the quality of the product is never overlooked! This comes from a Hawaiian native, or kanaka, from the Big Island, I have seen many shirts and muumuus. 

I have also bought from many different manufacturers. This company is, "da best", in customer service, quality, and good pricing. Do yourself a favor and purchase from the Wave Shoppe, for your loved ones, or your company. Paul (Big Island Boy)" 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Dashboard Hula Girl Fashion Show

Aloha! Today's post is going to be a bit off the beaten path as we take a out of control turn at the fork in the road.  As far back as anyone can remember, people have been stylizing and personalizing their automobiles.

I remember quite well the days of seeing tiger tails (hanging off the fuel tank and the interior mirror), bug black and white fuzzy dice, and even Jesus statues adhered to peoples cars.

Then at some point in time there was the emergence of dashboard Hula girl dolls. Sure they are dolls, but to many they had names and were cheerful companions on many a road trip. The spring loaded base allowed them to gently sway while traveling down the highways. The adhesive pad on the base of the dashboard doll held them in place.

These dashboard ornaments were spring loaded and came in a multitude of themes such as a hula girl simply posing, or hula girl dancing with uli uli flowers and of course the iconic hula girl playing a ukulele which was usually available in quite a few variations.

So when we fast forward to today it appears that these spring loaded hula dolls are still as popular as ever.

We really couldn't draw the line with just one style of hula doll, so we added quite a few variations, that way prospective owners could have a bit of a fashion show before deciding on which one to buy.