Listen, I know SUMMER officially began on June 21st, but #HawaiianShirtSummer officially started 20 days prior to the solstice, on June 1st.
Why? Don't ask questions. I'm making the rules here.
So let's flash back to June 1st, 2013 where I was hanging out with the MOViN Party Patrol at "Sharky's Cuts For Kids" in Ballard. I had been collecting sweet Hawaiian Shirts since March, and couldn't wait to display my undoubtably favorite shirt (at the time) to kick things off. I woke up like a kid on Christmas day, made a greenshake, tossed this bad boy over my shoulders, and hopped on my scooter to display it proudly at Sharky's. Check out #7 on the countdown of the Top 10 Shirts of Hawaiian Shirt Summer below.
7.) Aloha, Bi****s by VANS.
You might notice my Captian Morgan-esque pose. You might also notice the bag of ice on the table next to me. Well, that wasn't because I was trying to look cool, and it certainly wasn't because I had a sore shoulder. It's because I had just recently gotten a new tattoo on the top of my left foot & it was swollen like a big, gross, oozing, festering sweet potato. Sorry for that visual (no I'm not).