Few things symbolize the laid back and casual lifestyle of Hawaii more than the Hawaiian shirt. The first "Aloha shirt" was created back in the 1930s and was inspired by a combination of ancient Hawaiian tapa prints and the influx of Asian garments during that period of Hawaii's history. Over the decades the Hawaiian shirt has evolved along with fashion trends and were reflected in popular culture in movies featuring Elvis Presley or in TV shows featuring Jack Lord and Tom Selleck. Today, Hawaiian shirts are popular attire at luaus, hula performances, Hawaiian or beach themed weddings and even as uniforms at hotels, restaurants and bars. When you wear a Hawaiian shirt, you are expressing your laid back outlook on life with confidence and independence. Basically, you're serious about not taking life too seriously. Aloha!