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Tori Richard Hawaiian Wear

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Tori Richard

Aloha, Welcome to the largest Hawaiian shirt maker in the United States, Tori Richard. Found in many higher end department stores throughout the USA , plus 11 Tori Richard stores in Hawaii, Tori Richard is well known for its quality-brand textile designs. Well-made with fashionable and new innovative designs every year is what keeps this company chugging along.

The Beginning of the Story

Tori Richard Story Link

In 1953, Mort Feldman, a successful apparel manufacturer from Chicago came to Hawaii to retire. However, Mort couldn’t stay retired and, with his wife to be, Janice Moody and pattern-maker, Mitsue Aka, a seamstress, founded Tori Richard, LTD which was named after their son, Richard. They started with sophisticated women’s resort wear. In the 1960s, Tori Richard expanded with showrooms in Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta. They were also in the finest retail stores across the USA. n the 1970s, Tori Richard started making men’s shirts. By the 1980’s men’s shirts had eclipsed the women’s dress business. Mort Feldman retired in 1983, followed by some leaner times. Mort Feldman came back to Honolulu in 1994 with his son Josh. They started the company on a new path. Tori Richard re-introduced the engineered men’s shirt featuring front panel matching and whimsical prints. In 2002, Tori Richard re-launched its women’s line. Tori Richard has expanded to 11 stores on four of the Hawaiian islands. With regards to “Made in USA”, Tori Richard does still make a certain amount of its clothing “Made in Hawaii”. Overall, by looking at some of their stores and website, I would estimate that 15% of Tori Richard clothing is Made in Hawaii.

View Point shirt

Casbah Karley Dress

Marquises shirt

Paisley Palace Sadie Dress

Boat Day Aloha shirt

Shady Lady Lady Dress Pant

Quiet Village shirt

Fish Bowl Dress

Lei Maker Shirt (based on the 1989 design)

Oceanside Beachside Cardigan

Camelot shirt

 

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