Goodwill – Bright Yellow Flowers

Bright YellowThis review is of one of my all time favorite shirts. I got it in 1989 at a goodwill shop for $0.25, because it was still in the box it was dropped off in. I’ve worn it so much that the labels have worn away, and I’ve had to stitch it back together several times.

Goodwill – Bright Yellow Flowers – Priceless (on sale for $0.25)

This shirt is clearly from the 1970’s. Not only is the bright yellow flowers straight from the 70’s, but it originally had very large collars. It is made from polyester and doesn’t breath very well. But that same polyester is one of the reasons that it has kept it’s crazy brightness and still looks so well.

Authentic: 4 Flowers – It clearly honors the tropical theme. The buttons are also very unique. The buttons are made to look like brass with some tribal markings on them. The only thing not authentic is the pocket.

Bright Yellow Pocket Bright Yellow Button

Fabric: 2 Flowers – The fabric is 100% polyester. It doesn’t breath and is quite lite and flimsy. Because it is so flimsy it’s been fairly hard to make it keep it’s shape over the years. But, that also means that it is able to keep it’s bright pattern. I’m being kind and giving it 2 stars.

Bright Yellow Fabric

Style: 5 Flowers – Definitely 5 flowers. This is the shirt I judge all other shirts by, at least for style.

Bright Yellow

Final Score: 11 Flowers – They don’t make shirts like this anymore. On the one hand, thank goodness they don’t, because the polyester doesn’t breath well, it doesn’t keep it’s shape, and once a thread gets broken for whatever reason, the whole stitched area falls apart. But on the other hand, I wish they would, because the pattern and brightness are something I really miss.

Yor Linux

I must apologize for the delays in my Hawaiian shirt reviews.  I’ve been working on a project called Yor Linux that has been taking more time than I anticipated.

Yor Linux is another Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) recompiled distribution.  That means that I take the source code from Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and recompile it.  I can then use the resulting binaries any way that I want to. It’s the same thing I was doing (with others) to create Scientific Linux.

Why am I doing it.  For several reasons, but the biggest is that I really enjoy doing it.  It’s fun for me.  I’m also doing things a bit different, because it’s mine and I can.  One thing that will be different with be the 64 bit build (x86_64).  RHEL has always have a combination of 64 and 32 bit binaries in the same distribution, but only a select few 32 bit binaries.  Mine will be just 64 bit by itself, and 32 bit by itself.  If you want 32 bit binaries in your 64 bit installation, you will be able to set that up, but you will get all of the 32 bit binaries, not just a handful.

Anyway, I’m finding Yor Linux taking more of my time than I expected, and my hawaiian shirt reviews were one of the things suffering because of it.