Friday, August 26, 2011

2012 Stamp Program: Day 27

How do you like these shirts?? This set of stamps is totally awesome! I have always loved Aloha Shirts..though I can only recall wearing one on few occasions.

It is said the first Aloha shirt was created in 1930 by a chinese shop owner named Ellery Chun. He simply sewed shirts for tourists out of the Kimono fabrics he had in the back of the store. And little did he know that would start a fashion trend.

These stamps were created using photos taken by Ric Noyle.


  1. Awesome! I'm overjoyed they are making these. The postcard stamp doesn't get enough variety!

  2. Now that I know the back story on Aloha shirts I have a new appreciation for the fashion.
    thanks for the fun facts.

  3. Becky- I know!!! I am super excited for these. I definitely think they should release more variety of postcard stamps each year...maybe 4 different sets? That way you could change it up. (Especially on the postcards to people who you only swap pcs with!)

    Jill- I liked learning the backstory as well. Thank goodness someone else did too!

  4. Oh, I can't wait until these become available!!!

  5. I am just too thrilled. Means I have to get a life. :D I agree about the need for more postcard stamps. Am going to write to the PMG first chance I get, and voice my opinion. :)

    I learn something new every time I read someone's blog. Never knew that about the shirts. I thought the kimono fabrics were so special--too special for shirts, but I suppose they needed to use the fabrics for something after geishas stopped ordering so many.

    Misty, you are beyond dedicated to this project. Kudos!