Dog Beach Hawaii Chain Stitch Crew

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Chain stitching holds a unique place in the fashion world as it is handmade, unlike modern machine embroidery you see on most clothing. No programmed designs or computers are used in the process; instead, the stitching is done by hand, making each item one of a kind.

The Art of Chain Stitching

The hand stitching machines, typically either a Comely or Singer, are treadle tables operated by a foot pedal and controlled with a hand-crank. This time-intensive process requires a steady hand and great attention to detail, producing some of the most elaborate and intricate designs. Chain stitching allows the artist to create vivid detail through meticulous methods.

History and Tradition

Chain stitching dates back to the early 19th century and was widely used in the manufacturing of garments and textiles. The technique became popular for its durability and flexibility, making it ideal for creating intricate patterns and designs. Over the years, chain stitching has evolved into a respected art form, with skilled artisans preserving the tradition.

Due to the mastery and time-demanding nature of this craft, there are not many people who still operate the machines and understand the intricacies of chain stitching. This rarity adds to the value and uniqueness of each piece.

Malibu Shirts Commitment

We are proud to offer beautiful, one-of-a-kind chain-stitched apparel made through a labor of love and appreciation for vintage art. Each piece is a testament to the skill and dedication of skilled artisans, who bring these timeless designs to life.


 Iconic Designs, Timeless Comfort  


Originating in the 1920s in California and Hawaii, dog surfing has become a popular world-wide phenomenon, drawing in crowds eager to see dogs trained to surf on bodyboards and surfboards, either with a human or solo. On the Waves in Waikiki , a silent film released in the 1930s, showcases Phillip K. Auna and his terrier Night Hawk, who is able to hang ten while surfing with his owner. In the 1950s, a photograph of Joseph “Scooter Boy” Kaopuiki and Sandy, his dog, surfing in Hawaii was published in UPI and distributed throughout the United States. In 2006, at Imperial Beach in California, the first Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition was held and, today, continues to be the largest dog surfing competition in the U.S. When competing in canine surfing competitions, dogs are judged based on board size, dog’s confidence, and wave length and size. Competitors are able to register their dog in categories ranging from single or tandem surfing to dog size. Hawaii offers a host of dog friendly beaches from the beloved Waikiki Beach in Honolulu to Kailua Beach located near a dog-friendly mall to Kalapaki Beach, home to the popular Freddie’s Dog Park


  • Double ribbing side panels
  • Reverse coverstitch sewing on all seams
  • 100% cotton 1" ribbing at cuff and waistband
  • Chain Stiched decoration on front and back