Tropical Shirts

What is is about tropical shirts and middle-aged men?  I like Hawaiian shirts, but I thought I was the only one.  They’re comfortable and they remind me of being on vacation and at the beach.  You can’t take yourself too seriously in a tropical shirt. 

No one can have too many of them, by the way.  One of my favorites is an vintage Hawaiian shirt, probably from the 1950′s, I bought at a thrift shop for six dollars.  Another one with an image of propeller airplane landing in the islands reminds me of the cover of Frank Sinatra’s "Come Fly With Me" album.

I’ve instructed my current wife, Ginny, that I’m to be buried in one.  (Actually, I’m going to be cremated in one, but you get the point.)

I know I feel a lot better wearing one than I look.  Bill Murray and Jim Belushi look reasonably cool in them and that’s about it.  But, if you see me wearing a Hawaiian, please compliment me.  Play along.

Anyway, I thought I was the only one with a tropical shirt fetish.  Then I went my wife’s 40th high school class reunion in Bismarck last summer.  (She’s much older than I am.)  Every other guy there was wearing one.  Go figure.

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Terry Dullum is a North Dakota native and a graduate of the University of North Dakota. Currently, he is the anchor and producer of WDAZ News @5. He is also a popular speaker throughout the region.
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2 Responses to Tropical Shirts

  1. greenglass4 says:

    yes i agree. i have 2 one from hawaii and one from so. cal. very comfortable and easy to wash. many are made inside out, if you know what i mean? hope you are still using your Peoples Law School Degree from may 29, 1999. check out new info on haseltine mess child porn case! greenglass4

  2. Terry Dullum says:

    green…. Yes, I have a couple a shirts made inside out. The fabric is reversed, making the colors more subdued. And yes, everything I know about the law I learned in Peoples Law School classes in Grand Forks. We (about a half dozen WDAZ’ers) had a lot of fun taking the course. I’d recommend it to anyone, especially people in small business etc.

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