Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Pineapple 1933 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt




While pineapples are synonymous with Hawaii, they actually came from South America. Pineapples moved up the continent into Mexico and the West Indies, where Columbus found them in 1493. Exactly when the first pineapples arrived in Hawaii is not certain, but it’s probable that they came with the earliest European visitors to the Hawaiian Islands, as pineapples highly portable nature made them common shipboard for the prevention of scurvy. The early 1900s saw the commercialization and mass marketing of Hawaiian pineapple, making them not only accessible to Americans, but extremely popular. Named after ‘The People’s Prince,’ Prince Kuhio Farms jumped into pineapple farming in 1933, converting most of their Wahiawa sugarcane farmland into pineapple fields. The unintended side effect of growing pineapple in generational sugarcane fields was a golden, sweet fruit that was different from most other pineapple produced in the islands. While they weren’t as large or as well marketed as other brands, Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Pineapple found their audience in those who wanted real Hawaiian pineapple, but something a little more special.


Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature ‘relic-ing’ process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on premium Bella+Canvas 3001 Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tees, one of the softest, best-wearing t-shirts available today, via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can’t be accomplished with other printing methods. In short, these shirts are everything you’ve dreamed of and more – it feels soft and lightweight with just the right amount of stretch making it comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton*
  • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
  • 30 single
  • Tear-away label
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Side-seamed
  • Retail fit
  • Runs true to size


Not sure what size is your best fit? We recommend taking one of your current t-shirts, laying it flat and measuring it. The measurements in the chart below are taken with the shirt laying on a flat surface. To get the length, measure from the high shoulder point down to the bottom of the shirt. To get the width, measure approximately 1-inch below the armhole, across the chest, from seam to seam. While our tees are all made using premium, pre-shrunk, ring-spun cotton, there can be some shrinkage depending on your personal wash and dry cycles. With that said, if you’re on the fence, we always suggest going up a size.

Width 17.99 20.00 22.01 24.02 25.98 27.99 30.00
Length 27.99 29.02 30.00 31.02 32.01 32.99 33.98
Sleeve length 8.90 9.17 9.45 9.72 10.00 10.39 10.79

All sizes are provided in inches!

*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 1% poly. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of shirts offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.

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