There is hardly any fabric or color more versatile and widely used than khaki. In 1858, the British Army adopted khaki uniforms for service in India. Made of twilled cotton and/or linen, the first khaki cloth was ideal for use in India’s hot climate. Since then, clothing and accessories dyed a light shade of tan been the standard attire when adventuring outdoors. In the 1950’s and 60’s, khaki was an essential component of Tiki culture. The appropriate mode of dress when attending a Tiki party or backyard luau was/is some combination of khaki and clothing with a Hawaiian print.

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