Rayon Hawaiian Shirts
Our Mens Rayon Shirts are stylish and soft and cool to wear even on hot Aussie summer days. Elegant lines and fresh designs - with a little of the larrakin left in.
Rayon (aka viscose) is a cellulosic fibre made from wood pulp. It's soft and feels almost buttery. While rayon is made from natural materials (like beech trees or bamboo), it undergoes intense chemical processing, making it a manufactured fibre. It's not as durable as cotton but doesn't need as much ironing. In our hot Aussie climate a Rayon Hawaiian shirt is a sure winner.
Yes, shop our RAYON FILTER to view our range of 100 percent rayon shirts. All designed in summery, colour tropical prints some featuring flowers flamingos! You will find Sunset prints to modern stripes featuring Aussie flowers. We are soon to be stocking some new resort shirts in a rayon/cotton blend. So do keep your eye out for these. They still hold the smooth, soft and buttery feel of rayon but just add a little more durability of cotton. Win win!
When it comes to rayon vs cotton, rayon is more absorbent than cotton. Cotton is an insulating fabric but rayon is a non-insulating fabric. Rayon is a fabric that you can use in a humid climate whereas cotton is best to use in a warm climate. Viscose is weaker when wet and cotton fabric gets stronger when wet. Really it comes down to preference. Cotton being naturally a little stiffer material, generally needs more ironing so factor that into your purchasing choice. Drying tip: You can hang on a coat hanger to air dry and many wrinkles will drop out.
Hmm. Shrinkage. Rayon will shrink a little no matter how you wash it. The shrinkage mostly happens when the fabric is heated, but even in cold water, it'll shrink some. If you want to wear any of your rayon clothes more than once, never ever wash it hot or use a dryer. You will find after your first wash when you wear your shirt again it will naturally expand a little as it heats up, but to bear the shrinkage factor in when making your Hawaiian shirt selection.
Most of our rayon shirts have exact matching shorts, however, some are with pattern matching SWIM shorts (boardies) which is a poly/lycra stretch material so are a little more durable. You can truly embrace the 'beach to the bar' culture that we love here in Australia.
Yes, you certainly can. At Island Style Clothing we offer unique custom shirts in many fabrics. We can maybe offer you fabrics ask us about fabrics if not in our custom shirt FAQ. Short or long sleeves, rayon, cotton, twill or blends. You will be the envy of your workmates in the office, surgery or the construction site in our bespoke custom Hawaiian shirts made-to-order. B2B and Hospitality specialists. We even offer FREE DESIGN on the Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
Make a few waves this silly season and cut a course from the beach to the bar in style. With matching Swim Shorts and Bucket Hats, you can be brimming with the spirit of the season! Maybe it's a cruise holiday, vacation or honeymoon cruise, sail the world and enjoy the sea life dressed by Island Style Clothing.