3 October 2011
By Nadine Kam
Courtesy Tori Richard
The Columbus shirt by Tori Richard.
Sharp-eyed viewers might have noticed a new look for Steve McGarret in last week’s episode of “Hawaii Five-O.”
Alex O’Loughlin went local, wearing Tori Richard’s Colombus print shirt, which is available at Tori Richard retail stores now for about $85. Made of Cotton Lawn, which utilizes Egyptian cotton, the fabric was developed by the company for comfort and heat resistance in high temperatures and humidity, so it makes sense for the TV cop to wear a shirt that allows him to look good and keep his cool factor high while chasing down bad guys.
Time will tell whether O’Loughlin will do for the island contemporary shirt what Tom Selleck did for orchid and jungle bird print shirts, which continue to sell online more than 20 years after his series, “Magnum, P.I.,” went off the air.
I’m all for giving McGarett a more distinctive and stylish local look. The work shirts and cargo pants he wore last season weren’t doing much to advance his heartthrob status … for me anyway. I don’t speak for women who like men in cargo pants and baseball caps.
- Unlike the lady who wrote this article for ‘Fashion Tribe’, I like Steve’s cargo pants. But I was not really fond of this shirt. These type of shirts are just not “my” McGarrett. Don’t know how you feel?