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SHIP SHAPE

The hatch from Sir Francis Drake’s ship, the Golden Hinde, is now believed to be doing service as a table in Middle Temple, an Inn of Court, where members sign the register when they’re called to the bar to start practising as barristers.

WHO INVENTED HAWAIIAN SHIRTS?

European missionaries arriving in Hawaii in the 19th century were shocked at the locals’ ‘nakedness’. They forced the islanders to wear western-style, cotton clothing rather than their traditional bark-cloth loincloths decorated with charcoal and berry juices.

FLOWER POWER Elvis wears a shirt by designer (and populariser) Alfred Shaheen in the film Blue Hawaii
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