PALAKA - Around the 1920’s in Hawai‘i the blue and white checkered denim Palaka became the standard material of working shirts. The name Palaka is a transliteration into Hawaiian of the English word frock for the loose fitting shirt worn by British and American sailors to Hawai‘i. Soon Palaka came to mean the dark blue and white woven fabric the shirts were made of heavy cotton. Eventually these Palaka shirts and blue denim trousers called sailor-mokus became a traditional Hawaiian wear both on and off the plantations.
Made from absorbent light-weight suede microfiber that's impossibly soft to the touch yet extremely durable and fast drying, these stylish, microbe resistant, 100% suede microfiber towels are sand-resistant, a great way to dry off after a morning surf session, a hard workout at the gym, working in the field, fishing, kitchen or car towel. Towels are sized at 36" by 15".