Alfred Shaheen was credited as being the pioneer who made the modern Hawaiian shirt so popular today.

alfred_shaheen.gifHe did at age 82 on December 22nd from complications with his diabetes.

Shaheen opened Shaheen's of Honolulu and began designing and printing aloha shirts, dresses and other ready-to-wear clothing that included the now distinctive Hawiian look.

Shaheen originals can cost  more than a $1,000.

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