“There are a few ways to tell if you’re looking at an authentic, high-quality aloha shirt. If the pockets match the pattern, that’s a good sign, but it’s not everything. Much of understanding an aloha shirt is about paying attention to what is on the shirt itself. It’s about looking at the pattern to see the story it tells.” SOURCE: 99 Percent Invisible
An article of clothing is a product of the culture that made it and the place that it is from. If a place has a complex cultural history, with series of migrations that have shaped the place, then the cultural artifact might have a rich product as well. Such is the case with the Aloha shirt from Hawaii.