Do you CRINGE when you see a guy wearing a Hawaiian shirt? Assuming you're not at a JIMMY BUFFETT concert or actually in Hawaii . . . or working in morning radio. You're not alone. A LOT of people hate Hawaiian shirts.
And researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa actually did a scientific study on WHY people hate guys wearing Hawaiian shirts . . . and the most common words used to describe people in them.
Virtually ALL the words people used to describe guys in Hawaiian shirts are negative, including: Tourist, vulgar, bad taste, foolish, sloppy, inappropriate, inauthentic, bizarre, chubby, and low class. (Popular Science)