Is Hawaiian Shirt Offensive?

Whether something is (or isn’t) cultural appropriation is generally decided by the culture to which the item belongs.

There does not currently appear to be a strong sentiment among Native Hawaiians that the shirt should not be worn by non-Hawaiian people.

This is likely because a Hawaiian shirt isn’t a religious or historically ceremonial item of clothing.

Therefore, it’s usually okay to wear a Hawaiian shirt, and also recommended if you want to be known as a debonnaire!

Mauna Kea Heritage Hawaiian Shirts Collection

Mauna-Kea Hawaiian Collection