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p51
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posted 07-13-2013 05:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I won't bore you with the details, but I need a Hawaiian shirt with a NASA theme, I was recently challenged that I wouldn't find something like that for an event coming up.

I've done a lot of searching online and turned up nothing, does anyone know of a vendor who has what I'm looking for? NASA insignia is best, Saturn rockets good as well, but it needs to be space program, not just planets and such.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-13-2013 08:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dayna Inc. offered a rocket-print Hawaiian-style shirt in 2012. You might contact them to see if they have any remaining stock.
The height of the Space Race with Apollo and other NASA Rockets and Space Craft on 100% cotton with a blue background. The buttons are Pewter style Rockets adding to the whole scheme of this fun shirt!

p51
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posted 07-14-2013 01:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found that early in my search. Nope, none are left.

I was really hoping someone might know of a vendor, I would have thought this would be an easy thing to find but turns out it's not at all...

stsmithva
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posted 07-14-2013 07:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can you squeeze into a medium? This one features Apollo and the shuttle (and even the NASA logo), and the Buy It Now price is reasonable.

If the people at the event ask how you found one, you could just casually say that Hawaiian shirts have always been big in the space community, and show this photo from STS-26.

This one features rocket launches, astronauts, and a moonscape, but I'm not sure it's historically accurate.

Gonzo
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posted 07-14-2013 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd think you could find one. I picked up a NASA bowling shirt a few years ago at KSC gift shop. Where I used to work, it was always "Hawaiian Shirt Friday" and I'd wear it sometimes. I'd get "What a geek" comments too. (Not that it's a BAD thing to get those.. )

GoesTo11
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posted 07-14-2013 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gonzo:
Where I used to work, it was always "Hawaiian Shirt Friday" and I'd wear it sometimes.
Wait, you worked at Initech too?

Greggy_D
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posted 07-14-2013 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He's busy filling out TPS reports.

Gonzo
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posted 07-14-2013 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, I was a US gov't contractor. It wasn't a written rule, but everyone liked doing it. Sorry, the idea was around long before "Office Space". No TPS reports needed...

p51
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posted 07-15-2013 12:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any leads other than what can be found with a simple Google search would be appreciated. I wear a XL, by the way. I don't have a lot of time as I'll need this within a couple of weeks.

The guantlet was thrown down and I have a lot of bragging rights at risk here.

Tykeanaut
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posted 07-15-2013 02:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
artfire.com have shirts with the planets on in bold colours if that's any use?

YankeeClipper
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posted 07-15-2013 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for YankeeClipper   Click Here to Email YankeeClipper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about this XL Vintage KoKo Island Space Moon Paradise Aloha Shirt available for $32 from Sue & Misty (ShabbyShopGirls) in Dallas-Fort Worth TX.

Has a Command Module and Lunar Surface all in a paradise setting!

Damn you Alfred Shaheen (populariser of Aloha Hawaiian Shirts in the 1950s) for getting me searching on this!

stsmithva
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posted 07-15-2013 08:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by YankeeClipper:
Has a Command Module and Lunar Surface all in a paradise setting!
The problem is that the Command Module is ON the lunar surface. It looks like the result of a guidance programmer forgetting to carry the 2.

YankeeClipper
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posted 07-15-2013 11:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for YankeeClipper   Click Here to Email YankeeClipper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The theme of the shirt is a fantasy paradise in space, so I guess the designer had the CM not wanting to return home and thus landing in a fictional lunar sea or ocean and washing ashore?!

I truly empathise with the OP - finding a shirt is a lot harder than it seems.

And besides I work at Initrode now - I don't get paid enough to think about these things. In fact I still haven't received my paycheck and someone has borrowed my stapler and if I don't get it back I might just burn the building down. It's MY stapler...!!

Lou Chinal
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posted 07-20-2013 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you think you can get into a large T-Shirt? That's the best I can do.

ZeroG
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posted 07-20-2013 11:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ZeroG   Click Here to Email ZeroG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bought that shirt this week and wore it today to honor the Apollo 11 landing. I wear large, but the xlarge was just fine! Its cool, and the vintage 1970 shirt made me feel like I was when Apollo was flying!

YankeeClipper
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posted 07-23-2013 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for YankeeClipper   Click Here to Email YankeeClipper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Er, wasn't this thread started by p51 with the express purpose of finding a shirt for p51?

I saw that the vintage 70s shirt I had linked had sold within hours of me posting it. I assumed no cS member would cut in ahead of p51 on this, partly out of basic courtesy and partly because he had stated how hard it was to find one.

p51 did you find a shirt in the end?

ZeroG
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posted 07-23-2013 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ZeroG   Click Here to Email ZeroG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, my bad!

I profusely apologize to p51 for my carelessness at not reading over the whole subject material, it was a busy week, and I had been looking for a good Hawaiian shirt as well for a long time. I know its a sorry excuse for being stupid!

I'm not this type of person, it was an accident. I saw the link to the shirt, liked it, and with there only being one... I've had other occasions of waiting before buying online, and regretting not buying, cause it got snatched up quickly.

I'm posting to apologize for being human, and making a mistake. Yes I will be much more careful, I deserve all your fury and anger.

If p51 likes the shirt enough, I only wore it once so far and with a t-shirt underneath, could sell back to him.

My apologizes again to the entire cS community!

p51
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posted 07-23-2013 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nah, it's all good. The capsule on the beach reference doesn't quite live up to the challenge of me finding and wearing a NASA Hawaiian shirt at the event that is coming up.

Looks like I'm gonna have to take my lumps on this, I thought I'd find a shirt with this theme easily, it never occurred to me that nobody has any now.

So odd, because I have a few other shirts of that style from my Hawaii trips, and I found a WW2 aviation themed one pretty easily to wear to Pearl Harbor.

To answer the earlier question, many of these shirts are oversized, and if so, yeah, I could probably fit into a 'relaxed fit' Large instead. I don't have so much a gut as I do wide shoulders.

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