With the release of the third season of the hit series, “Stranger Things,” in July, there were a number of break-out stars including—and perhaps most notably—Hopper’s Hawaiian shirt.
If you’re a dog owner who loves television and pop culture, you might want to join in on the flux of Hawaiian shirts and other apparel that we’re seeing this summer. Whether you want to pay homage to your favorite show with a Hopper-inspired product, or simply love a good Hawaiian shirt for a cookout, these five options are sure to thrill you and your dog alike.
Best Hawaiian Shirt for Small and Medium Dogs
When headed to a summer barbeque or Hawaiian-themed party, don’t leave out your four-legged friend. The Expawlorer Hawaiian Dog Shirt—in sizes small, medium, and large—is made of soft, but sturdy cotton and is machine washable. The pattern of pink flowers, palm trees, and blue water guarantee your dog will be the most stylish pooch at the party. Note that many reviewers on Amazon say that the shirts run small, so you may want to consider ordering a size up. Price: $12-$13.
The design on this blue SSLR Men’s Flamingos Hawaiian Shirt, featuring palm trees and flamingos, is bright and crisp and would complement your dog’s Hawaiian style nicely. A wide range of sizes, small to XXXXL, means this shirt is available for many different body types. Amazon customers say that the polyester shirt holds its colors well in the wash, but some reviewers say that it is a bit snug in the shoulders, so you may want to consider purchasing a size larger. Price: $16-$24.
Best Hawaiian Shirt for the On-the-Go Dog
Your dog will be stylish on the go in this United Pups Hawaiian Shirt. One of the best features of this shirt is a leash port in the back that allows you to attach a leash to his collar or harness. The bright colors and cotton-blend fabric means your dog will be turning heads when you are out for a stroll. The shirt is available in five sizes, and customers on Amazon note that the shirt does runs a little small, so you may want to consider purchasing one size larger. Price: $20.
With your dog looking so good on walks, you may want to get your own Hawaiian shirt to match him. The coral red Jogal Men’s Flower Casual Button-Down shirt is made of lightweight material—cotton and viscose—that will keep you cool while looking hot. Some customers felt that the material was too thin but most enjoyed the cool fabric. Because the material may shrink in the wash, the manufacturer suggests purchasing one size larger than needed—sixes run from small to XXXL—and washing in cold water. Price: $17-$20.
Most Fashionable Hawaiian Shirt For Dogs and Owners
The cutest couples always wear matching outfits! You and your dog will be the talk of the town in these black shirts with pink flowers and green palm leaves. The Midlee Hawaiian Shirt for dogs is a soft material that doesn’t show much dirt or hair. It has a Velcro front closure and you can even purchase matching board shorts. Sizes run from small to XXXXXL. Customer reviews say that breeds with thicker necks and shoulders may want to go up a size. Price: $20-$23.
The human version of this shirt is the SSLR Women’s Floral Button Down. This 100% lightweight cotton has a pattern very similar to the Midlee Hawaiian Shirt for dogs. The black, pink, and green colors are vibrant and come in seven sizes—small to XXXL. Most customers say they have a nice fit, although some say it is too snug in the chest or hips. Price: $20-$27.
Best Hawaiian Shirts for Big Dogs
Big dogs like to look cool in the summer too. The Flower Pineapple Hawaiian Shirt for Large Dogs comes in sizes from small to 6XL, meaning even the biggest dogs can get in on the Hawaiian shirt trend. This blue shirt with a pineapple pattern features a cotton blend fabric that is machine washable and dryer safe. The Velcro snaps give a little bit of room to make fit adjustments for your dog. Price: $17-$23.
The SSLR Women’s Pineapple Button Down is 100% cotton and fitted for women. It is machine-washable but customers who purchased this shirt warn that it may shrink. It comes in five sizes, extra-small to extra-large, and because of its fitted styling, it may make sense to order a size larger if you want a roomier fit. Price: $16-$24.
Best Hawaiian Style for the Dog Walk
Like the United Pups Hawaiian Shirt, the Doggie Design Hawaiian Camp Dog Shirt has a leash port in the back of it so that you can use a leash or harness with it. The shirt is 100% cotton and has Velcro closures. Some Amazon customers say that the closures don’t stay shut. They also recommend going up a size as the shirts run small. Price: $16.
The 28 Palms Tropical Hawaiian Shirt for humans is soft, 10% cotton. One of the highlights is that they have a chest pocket and purchasers can buy matching his-and-her shirts. The manufacturer recommends washing in cold water to keep the colors bright. Sizes range from extra-small to XXXXL. Several Amazon customers suggest buying one or even two sizes larger as they seem to run very small. Price: $14-$23.
Best Hawaiian Bandana For Dogs
Summer can be hot and sometimes even a cool Hawaiian shirt is too much. Enter these bright colored bandanas. This two-pack comes with Hawaiian themed bandanas in blue and orange. They are a cotton-blend and are machine washable. They are 24 inches on the longest side, but some customers have found them to be too small for larger dogs. One reviewer pointed out that the print is only on one side of the fabric. Price: $10 (two-pack).
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