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.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Cereus Flowers Bloom at Night

Its hard to believe that it's already fall as well as starting to cool down in many parts of the country. But that doesn't stop us from making Hawaiian shirts no mam.

This week sewing did a partial release on a beautiful new design that's perfect for Hawaiian shirt Fridays at work, as well as holidays such as Christmas.

As our regular readers already know, we name our shirts, the names are usually derived from something in the shirts design, well most of the time. This one is called the Burgundy cereus flower Hawaiian shirt

Cereus flowers bloom at night, in Hawaii, night-blooming cereus crown the lava rocks and some species have a very short lifespan and bloom only once a year for a single night. But don't worry, the cereus flowers on these shirts are in bloom 24/7

We have some additional mens designs that are slated to be released late this year, just keep an eye on our authentic mens Hawaiian shirt department. Additionaly you could sign up for our newsletter, and be one of the first to get notified of new products, the form is located in the footer of our website.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

If the shirt fits, wear it

Lately we have been getting an increased amount of calls from people asking if we buy slightly worn Hawaiian shirts. The calls usually start out something like "I have worn out all of my shirts and need to replace them" and we know that somewhere during the conversation they will be injecting the phrase "rather than throw them out, would you like to buy them".

First off we only sell new Hawaiian clothing and we do not operate a thrift store. But for the life of me I cant understand why someone would ever want to part with something personal like a well worn Hawaiian shirt, especially if they were high quality shirts came from Wave Shoppe Hawaiian shirts, or another awesome company such as Kahala.

I must admit that I am fine with tossing all of the imported shirting directly into the trash, the designs and construction had no value when they were new. 

While for the most part the vintage shirts tend to stay put, every so often we will get a call pertaining to re-homing someones prized collection. I just cringe when the first words I hear are that that some of the shirts they are re-homing are vintage Hawaiian shirts such as the one pictured below.

Vintage Hawaiian shirt

I can honestly say that I wear my Hawaiian shirts until they will no longer stay on my torso. If the shirt still fits even a little, I wear it. When I do have a shirt that is ready to be retired (which is quite rare), I treat the garments disposal just as if it was the American flag. No way would I be able to simply toss my old friends to the curb like that.

Wave Shoppe has a lot of it's first customers and they tell us that they have been wearing their shirts for 11 years now and they tell us that they still get comments on how great the shirts still look. Not to be a braggart, but that's a statement a lot of shirt makers will never hear.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Men's Hawaiian Threads

This is the time of year that we start a review of sort on the current year clothing line, with he men's Hawaiian shirts section receiving extra scrutiny. This is not done by just one person, the entire staff is asked to reflect and provide their personal input on what Hawaiian shirts designs they think were popular, as well as which ones were not all that hot.

Yes, occasionally we put out a design that simply doesn't move as fast as others. Additionally lower sales doesn't necessarily mean it was a "bad print". Many of my personal favorites never sold in big numbers, beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but I can say that collectors and Hawaiian shirt addicts certainly knew a good shirt when they saw one

But today's post is not even about those shirts, it's about one of our most popular designs, the brown Hawaiian shirt with sea turtles

Part of the allure is that the coloring in this shirt is easy on the eyes and goes extremely well with khaki colored pants and shorts. While at first glance it my look a little busy, it's the fine detail that drives this one over the top. And then there is the layer of sophistication that airbrushed background, which we started using around 10 years ago, brings to the shirt. 

Keep an eye out for the new men shirts that we are rolling out over the next few months, they are going to look totally awesome! And the new Wave Shoppe Hawaiian Shirts website is now up and running. Please have a look around and remember to like your favorite shirts with the Facebook button that may be found on every product page. Mahalo