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    Posted 8 years ago

    hey_holly_…
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    My grandmother bought this in Hawaii a long time ago. I'm not actually sure what this is... It looks like a dress, but it only fastens to the waste and there are large slits on either side. It's like a combo between a dress and a jacket, so I call it a "dracket".
    Anyhow, it's in great shape; no dry rotting or tears. the fabric is a tiny bit faded perhaps, but maybe not. I think this garment was "new" before I was born. My parents stored things for my grandmother and this is one of them. I wore it a couple of times when I was younger (it seemed like a waste not to wear something so neat). It closes with those "frog" things made of cord. It seems Asian in style, but in a Hawaiian patterned fabric.

    I've heard that some people collect vintage Hawaiian shirts, but I don't know if anyone collects something like this. Anyhow, if someone could just tell me what this thing is actually called I'd be happy.

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    1. genghis8 genghis8, 8 years ago
      You can look at the average selling price of this brand on ebay~ it's $16.79.
      Many examples of this brand are on ebay, it might help your research. I'd say it was a jacket & had a matching dress or pant set.
    2. WiseEyes, 7 years ago
      does it have a maker's label inside it?

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