Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt
Knit Cabana Shirt

Knit Cabana Shirt

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Color:White/Navy/Red
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The Knit Cabana Shirt is the newest addition to our Cabana Set line and represents our foray into something we're very excited about: Beach Knits. This piece is inspired by an illustration that we stumbled upon titled "Manhattan Beach Buoy Ensembles." We fell in love with the style and searched high and low for something like it, but lo and behold, we found nothing...the style was truly lost and forgotten. We spent the past 6 months reproducing the piece from the illustration and we couldn't be happier with the result. See how close we got below.

We tried to reproduce this piece down to its tiniest details, but we had to make a couple of important design decisions. The original piece features an irregular square print which can only be accomplished by printing on a woven fabric, so we decided to go with a similar Nordic-style knitting pattern instead. The original piece also appears to have terry cloth hems on the sleeves, and although we're huge fans of terry cloth, we decided to knit the entire piece vs. sewing different pieces of fabric together.

The Knit Cabana Shirt is a homage to a time when swimsuits were made of wool. This is your grandpa's beach sweater!

  • 🌱 100% cotton yarn
  • 🧶 Nordic-style knit pattern
  • 💎 Four oversized buttons and left chest pocket
  • 🎨 Matches our navy and red cabana trunk colors and navy and red short colors
  • ✨ The most esoteric product that we have made to date

The Inspiration

The History

While conducting our regular Hammies R&D, we learned that the first swim and beach brands of the 20th century started out as knitting mills! The original swimsuits were made of wool and left almost everything up to the imagination. As the pastime of swimming grew in popularity, Catalina (founded in 1907 as Bentz Knitting Mills) and Jantzen (founded in 1916 as Portland Knitting Company) shifted away from knitting sweaters and into knitting swimsuits. The swimsuit went on to push the limits of American fashion and modesty for the next 40 years. If you want to learn more, we recommend Making Waves: Swimsuits and the Undressing of America by Lena Lenček and Gideon Bosker. This explains why we see so many people wearing beach sweaters in vintage photos and ads from the 1950-70s.

The Story of the Swimsuit from Making Waves

Customer Reviews

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K.M. (Los Angeles, US)
TLDR: size up, thick knit, buttons only at the bottom

Love the shirt. Couple things to note before you buy:

Definitely size up. I’m 5’7” 160lbs, and bought a L and it fit well.

It’s pretty thick, so if you’re looking for something light and breezy, this might not be it.

Obviously meant to be worn open (since it’s marketed as swimwear) but still good to note that the buttons don’t go all the way up the shirt.

If you’re cool with all that, it’s great.

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A.N. (Natick, US)
Love it! But but size up if you're unsure.

Absolutely adore this knit shirt / short sleeved cardigan! The fabric is thick, the knit is tight, and it's extremely well-made. I was unsure about sizing, but I followed the measurements in the sizing guide, and ordered in XL instead of the usual L that I wear in most brands. Turns out it was correct -- this item runs a bit snug, so I'm glad I went with the XL. For reference, I'm 6'2", 35 waist, 44 chest, and the XL is definitely the right size.

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Kristen

Love your shirt so I bought it for my husband. I ordered a size up because I wanted it to be a little roomier on him since we live further to the south, but it is a very thick knit. And what I love about Hammies, is they never failed to produce a very quality product that if taken care of properly will last many many years.

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Thomas

Love the look. It fits nicely and styled well with the red swim suit... will purchase again with this company