To me, Hawaiian shirts and Jeeps go together like mom and apple pie. They're inseparable. For instance, take the classic movie M*A*S*H. Jeeps and Hawaiian shirts.
COL. BLAKE: Captain Hawkeye Pierce, I had a TWX about you. It seems that you stole a jeep up at Headquarters.
HAWKEYE: Oh, no, no. No, sir. No, I didn't steel a jeep. No, it's right outside. Right there.
COL. BLAKE: (Looks) So it is.
COL. BLAKE: Did Hawkeye steal that jeep?
RADAR: No sir, that's the one he came in.
Throughout the movie, the protagonists frequently sport Hawaiian shirts, as does Trapper John (Elliot Gould) in the "Pros from Dover" scene (below, left).
You should note that movie studios and stars shell out some big bucks for classic Hawaiian (a.k.a. Aloha) shirts. This is because the older shirts are made of a heavier rayon material (which Dow Chemical quit producing in the early 60's) that took on much more vibrant colors than today's rayon (aficionados maintain that true Hawaiian shirts are made of rayon). The heavier rayon 'hangs' much better than the newer clingy stuff, thus looks better on out-of-shape movie stars. A big player in the Hawaiian shirt biz explained all of this to me during my recent visit to his Honolulu shop. He claims to have 5000 used shirts in his shop that range up in price to $6500!!!!
So, given the above, one would think that multicolored Jeeps would be a common theme plastered in between the flowers and fishes of God's chosen apparel, eh? Wrong! So far, the shirt presented below is the ONLY one that I've found that features Jeeps, albeit bastardized 'woody' Jeeps. I found it in the Aloha Clothing Company's tiny outlet on Oahu's North Shore. It's 100% cotton, which, comfort wise, I prefer over synthetics. At my age, I couldn't care less how the shirt hangs.
TO THE WORLD'S HAWAIIAN SHIRT PRODUCERS: WE NEED MORE HAWAIIAN SHIRTS WITH JEEPS ON 'EM! Thank you very much.
BUT...(this is a big but) don't despair, Wagon nuts! While shirts are not available for our favorite vehicles, material for constructing same IS!
Herb Russ, FC owner and all around great guy (one of the infamous WillysWarRoomers), has recently (July 02) located a source for same at Dean Miller Hawaiian Print Bedding:
That's right,! The following print - DM110 - Woodies & Boards - is available as bedding...cool! I'll bet that the wife would love to get some for her birthday, or your wedding anniversary. Further, Stroud's (CA, NV, AZ, MN) linen stores handle the Miller line, although I believe that you'll have to order the material direct. Once I convince somebody to sew up a shirt for me, I'll post the details regarding patterns and yardage required.