I love clothing that is travel themed, but I really rarely buy what is a purely tourist piece. Above you can see an exception to that rule. The shirt’s print is advertising Jamaica and various hotels and resorts there. But what is really love is the “beachcomber” design. It has ziz-zagged edges to mimic those of Robinson Crusoe.
My best guess it that it is from the early to mid 1960s. I haven’t taken the time to research the places mentioned though, and I suspect doing do will confirm (or not!) my guess. I did find the perfect website to start my search, Jamaica Hotel History. It’s almost like the universe wants to make this search super simple.
The label gives no information as to where it was made, but this type of printed tag is pretty common on old tourist pieces.
In 1960 the Disney version of The Swiss Family Robinson was released, so it could be that people were looking for a beachcomber type thing. And in some of the early 1960s beach movies, some of the characters were things with similar edges. It must have been a beach thing.
And now, on to the search!