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BlackSea

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Jan and Dean Hawaiian Shirts
« on: November 07, 2014, 07:45:33 AM »
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/152133584/jan-and-dean-1960s-hawaiian-shirt-aloha
Anyone see one of these in the 60s advertised as a Jan and Dean Hawaiian shirt, did the guys have a line of Hawaiian shirts like the skateboards. Doesn't look like a sixties design. $38 sold.
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Re: Jan and Dean Hawaiian Shirts
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2014, 11:42:16 AM »

I'm pretty sure the Hawaiian shirts were a "Phase II" thing. They started wearing them with Papa in the 1970s. (The style may have been around in the 1960s).

When I was at Jan's house (with Gertie) just after he died, his closet was full of them. There must have been 200 in there. I pulled one out and wore it to the memorial bash at the Roxy. I still have it, a gift from Gertie.

I've never heard of an official line of J&D Hawaiin shirts.

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Re: Jan and Dean Hawaiian Shirts
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2014, 02:18:56 PM »
I made 2 shirts for Jan... to thank him for the inspiration "to do a little more".
I was on disability and wasn't 'allowed' to do hardly anything. Just seeing Jan on stage gave me the courage to do a little more than I was allowed.    It took me over 5 weeks to make each of the shirts, but I did it.   Now I'm going through another challenge and remembering Jan will see me thru this too.

Years ago I bought a "Jan Bear" made of scraps of fabric from a shirt... that a gal made for him. I think her name is Debbie. It came with a picture of the shirt that matched the bear.  They are still right here near the computer.

So I know I'm not the only one to make Jan shirts.

Donna

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Re: Jan and Dean Hawaiian Shirts
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2014, 06:26:37 AM »
Had a look at the photo page Celebration of Life photos, Mark in Hawaiian, not a bad design.
Donna any photos of Jan wearing the ones you made for him.
I often just go straight to the discussion page. First time I really looked at the other pages. Some neat stuff.There's a photo of the girl who ran the fan club Lorri Brown and one of Elliott Kendall All the hits from surf city.
The list of J & D covers is excellent. A few missing but a lot I didn't know about.
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Re: Jan and Dean Hawaiian Shirts
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2014, 03:20:12 PM »
BlackSea, I have 2 pictures (taken at the same event) of Jan wearing the first shirt I made for him. Another fan took the pictures and sent them to Maryw, she sent them to me. I was SO excited, my next trip to town I started looking for another Hawaiian print. That shirt I have a few pictures of Jan wearing it. Some I took and some were sent to me by other fans. I've been cleaning house and can't find a bunch of my stuff (it will show up eventually!), one I have is from Sheldon Castle that he took at Sycamore, NY on 8-7-99.