GQ's 'Style Guy' nixes aloha shirt with tux for wedding
IN A LETTER TO GQ magazine's "Style Guy" Glenn O'Brien
, a woman asks if a Hawaiian-print shirt is acceptable for her guy to pair with a tux at their garden wedding -- because that's what he wants to wear. O'Brien, in the May issue and under the headline "Fashion Five-0," answers, "There are few situations in which a Hawaiian shirt and a tuxedo should be in the same room together, much less worn simultaneously." He adds if the Hawaiian shirt is worn by the groom, it should be a vintage one with white linen trousers -- "and no flip-flops." A cool drawing by Jean-Philippe Delhomme
of a couple standing on the sand is shown with the long-haired dude in shades wearing such wedding attire, clinging to a surfboard. The bride, holding his other arm, is in a white wedding gown with a train and is wearing a head lei. She has long hair, too. Alooooha ...
onward: Waikiki by Moonlight will have things popping when it returns June 1. It will be moved a couple of blocks on Kalakaua to focus on the revitalized projects of Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and Waikiki Beach Walk. Kalakaua will be closed to traffic between Lewers and Seaside, starting at 3:30 p.m. The action begins at 6 and will run to 10 p.m. Main-stage entertainment will include Nina Kealiiwahamana and Mahi Beamer, Danny Couch, Jake Shimabukuro, Natural Vibrations, Pali and hula dancers, Ernie Cruz Jr. and Justin Young. The night's "house" band is Kata Maduli and the Bridge Boys. Food, cultural exhibits and crafts are among the attractions ...
FIELDS OPEN DONATES $70,000 TO ISLE CHARITIES
GOOD SHOT: The LPGA Fields Open gave two Hawaii charities a big boost with donations that totaled 70 grand. Sharing the money are Friends of Hawaii Charities and Ko Olina charities. The women's pro golf event was held at the Ko Olina Course ... Tobi Allyn, Don Ho's
singer from 1967-71, called to say that I misunderstood her last week when we were reminiscing about Don and that they never sang a duet on Ed Sullivan's
show as I wrote in last Saturday's "Wood Craft." Sullivan did come to Don's Waldorf Astoria suite with Diana Ross
and another Supreme
for a visit, but she and Don never sang a duet on his show. They did sing a duet on Johnny Carson's
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