Tombolo in the News

Here is a selection of recent news coverage for Tombolo. Have a look! 


VOGUE : "This Brand Is Bringing Back the 'Golden Era' of Hawaiian Shirts" 

March 11, 2019 

By Emily Farra 

Michael Sard and Chris Galasso joked that they started the research for their new line of Hawaiian shirts, Tombolo, back in junior high. “We became obsessed with Hawaiian shirts before we were even teenagers,” Galasso says. The actual business plan came together a bit more recently, and the idea was simple: to “rescue the Hawaiian shirt from touristy kitsch.” Sure, Hawaiian shirts have been elevated by trendsetting menswear designers in recent years... (READ MORE)


L'Officiel : "Unisex Brand Tombolo Is Redefining the Art of Hawaiian Shirt-Making"

March 19, 2019 

By Tanya Akim

What is your favorite styling for a Tombolo piece?

Our abiding rule is that there are no rules when it comes to wearing a Hawaiian. It’s all about having fun and not taking yourself too seriously. That said, if you’re first dipping your toes into the world of Hawaiians, a good starting point for guys is to pair the shirt with simple, solid shorts or pants. Let the print do the talking! If you want to look like an irresistibly laid back, retro loaf, go up a size larger and let it hang off your shoulders with the sleeves dusting your elbows.

As a male-founded company, we are always happily awed by the inventive ways women style our shirts. It’s fun to see women pick up colors from the print in accessories like their earrings and sunglasses, making a wildly colorful yet cohesive whole. A tried and true classic is with vintage jeans or a short skirt... (READ MORE)


VOGUEWORLD : "Spring Break Forever! Shop the Best Vacation Style From Around the Globe"

March 21, 2019

By Sophie Kemp and Anny Choi

Picture this: In a few weeks, you’re sitting on a beach in Bali or walking around the streets of Tokyo. Spring break is on the horizon, and with any travel plans comes an equally exciting chance to upgrade your wardrobe. It might be time to grab a brand-new swimsuit to sun in or a pair of comfy and cool sneakers to hike around an unknown city... (READ MORE)


The Fashion Spot: "Dad Vacation Wear Just Got The Fashion Girl Makeover"

April 11th, 2019

By Ujjainee Roy

The Hawaiian shirt is now the coolest anti-trend pick of the season — Justin Bieber can testify. But there’s one brand dedicated exclusively to giving the tropical island shirt a fresh, new, nongendered narrative with its original artwork and flair of styling. We’re talking about Tombolo, the Brooklyn-based brand rescuing the Hawaiian shirt from the... (READ MORE)