• Legendary Panama Hats

    Experience the finest quality Sombreros de Montecristi, handwoven by master artisans in Ecuador.
  • Classic Hawaiian Print Shirts

    No other style of clothing has captured a lifestyle as quintessentially Hawaiian as the aloha shirt.
  • Discover A Legacy of Style

    Stop by our shop in the Coconut Grove at The Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki.

Newt at the Royal

Continuing the Tradition

The Sombrero Montecristi

To ensure that we offer the most exceptional handmade Sombrero, we journey to Montecristi, Ecuador, from time to time, to handpick the finest hats. The best ones are judged by the lightness of their color and the tightness and consistency of their weave. All of our Sombero Montecristi are sold only at our Waikiki shop, as a fine hat must be hand fitted by our experts. We pride ourselves on our personalized and experienced service and offer a wide selection of classic styles and sizes for both men and women.

Aloha Shirts

Newt's famous Hawaiian Print shirts

 

Retro-Print Hawaiian Shirts

No other style of clothing in the past 75 years has captured a lifestyle as the aloha shirt. Popular throughout the world, it has become a fashion icon for Hawai‘i or any island in the tropics. Newt has remained true to the original aloha shirt. In pattern and cut, our Hawaiian shirts have been adapted from the most popular designs of the 1940s and 1950s. While paying homage to the past, our shirt’s contemporary color palette complements both shorts and trousers of neutral tones.

The Latest

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Newt Goes to Ecuador

March 2012 – Proprietor Jim Tomasi is back from his trip to Ecuador where the real work starts in getting it right for the best Montecristi Panama Hats. 
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Postal Service Unveils Aloha Shirt Stamps

Five classic shirts are depicted in the stamp art available from the USPS on January 19, 2012. You can see the Aloha Shirts stamps set at this link.

The Panama Hat Book

DID YOU KNOW? – In the book “Panama, a Legendary Hat” Newt in Honolulu is listed among the most prestigious international hatters – Gelot or Motsch in Paris, Herbert…

Testimonials

What Our Customers Say

What a awesome place this is hidden at the Royal Hawaiian. Went in there and was helped by Ron who was extremely friendly and helpful. He picked out several hats for me to try out. A couple days later I returned to buy a hat and was helped by Lee. These guys really know their Panama hats. Their extremely customer focused which makes the whole experience just plain awesome! Thanks for the awesome new hat! 5 stars.

Kevin Wilcox, 12 April, 2017

First it was the window design that drew me in..then it was Lee that made the entire shopping experience a joy! He helped me pick out a wonderful hat and gave me all the details about making, wearing and maintaining my new hat. Live it! Highly recommend! 5 stars.

Sarah Tollner Miller, 20 December 2016

I come here every year for the Aloha shirts. Vintage details, luxurious fabrics, wooden buttons, vibrant, photogenic, mid-century patterns, and fine construction. My best Alohas are Newt’s. 5 stars.

Greg Goode, 10 December 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful shopping experience here. Went in three different times and worked with three different guys who all gave a stellar customer experience. Great quality and craftsmanship. My husband bought a hat before we left for Bora Bora and it was perfect for the trip! 5 stars.

Amber Paganelli Koniniec, 16 May, 2017

Team Newt

And the thoughts they live by

Clarke Suzuki

"Nothing is as expensive as the cost of regret."

Ron Gates

"There are only three types of friendships in the world. Friendship for a reason, friendship for a season, and friendship for a lifetime."

Lee Lockhart

"Live each day distinctively."

Jim Tomasi

"We must not wish for the disappearance of our troubles but for the grace to transform them."

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