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Boardshorts: A Perfect Fit

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

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...Hawaii’s unofficial uniform is the boardshort—a perfect fit for the birthplace of surfing. Boardshorts in the islands were initially created as custom-made surf trunks during the 1950s and 1960s by tailors at popular venues on Oahu...