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Sex: Male
Type of clothing: Clothing
When it was popular: 1980
Description: Ocean pacific shirts varied, but there was a little "OP" logo on the front, over the left breast or on the pocket there, and then a surf scene on the back.
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David Ramby - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Used to buy these by the box from JC Penny
stormdragon27 - February 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I had some of these. I remember thinking it was weird that the design was on the back of the shirt instead of the front.
Bill H. from Albany, N.Y. - April 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Growing up in the 80's, back in my school days, I had a variety of ocean pacific t-shirts....does anyone know if they even make these anymore??
spoony - May 01, 2008 - Report this comment
even Donnie Darko wears one (check the deleted scenes)
jarvo - May 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I wore a lot of ocean pacific clothes and still do because they sill ell them
dmazzini - July 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Walmart is selling Ocean Pacific T-shirts, great models, great design, exactly as old 80s models, the best is the price $9. I have bought some of them. I loved it. Online go to
Jimro - December 22, 2008 - Report this comment
The Ocean Pacific polo shirts with the wooden buttons were the coolest!
juvi - March 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Shirley Aste - March 20, 2009 - Report this comment
My husband still wears his op shorts from the 80's but definitely needs new ones. However, he is a little short and doesn't like the longer shorts of today! Can I still order the shorter shorts for him?
Jenny - April 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I had so many of these!! I'm wearing one in my fifth grade school picture. I'd still wear them today!
Gin - May 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Had some OP t-shirts back in the 80's and loved them!! Was a blast from the past when I seen them in Wal-Mart!! Just wish they had adult men/women sizes instead of juniors. Us 40-somethings still want to wear it too!!!
Robert - June 19, 2009 - Report this comment
These were the best. The quality of the shirts in the 80's were fantastic. Heavier cotton and so they lasted through a billion washes. Unfortunately the surf shirts today are thin and wimpy. Some posters noted that Walmart sells them nowadays. They are not like the 80's as the patterns there are not at all similar to the floral/surf scene prints from the 80's. It is my hope that OP will get back into producing those since they were truly beautiful. Yes, OP t-shirts from the 80's rocked. I wish I had bought 30 extra pair back then and packaged them away for today. They were all I wore back then and they'd be all I would wear today if I could get them again.
Megan - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember I had these two OP tank tops back in the 80's..they had a piece cut out of the back to look like a fish tail...I looved those tank tops
Susan - October 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I just found 2 tees at a thrift store but I think they might be from the 35 th anniversary as the design is on the front, the fabric seems thinner and there is no fabric label just the size info ink stamped on the back of the neck area. Cool surfing designs though. One says surfing championships 72 Ca Huntington with a big OP and a surfer in the O. The other one is silk screen palm trees with a lone surfer in the corner with a snal OP near the surfer. Does anyone know about these styles that came out?
Karl - October 09, 2009 - Report this comment
The best shirt I ever had was an Ocean Pacific shirt from the late 80s. It had a T-Shirt type collar. It was white and had 3 working buttons on the front, and the OP logo. The back had a great graphic of Australia. I wish I could find that shirt again. I'd buy ten of them.
boyd neckerman - April 21, 2010 - Report this comment
The 80's were just fun, period! Cool clothes, being young and careless, great movies and music too!! Take me back aaaahhhhhhh.... No more 2010, I want 1980 again!
Lynne - April 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I second that, Boyd...and I wasn't even there!
tony - June 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I had and op shirt that had a beautiful sun burst on it.I wore it out I liked it so much.I would buy another if they came back out with it.
Stacey - October 03, 2010 - Report this comment
In the 80's, my siblings and I wore nothing but OP clothes. Of course like everything fads come and go. We got rid of our OP clothes and our dad always said to hold onto them because they will come back in style. We did not listen to him and now here we are 20 some years later, my children and neices and nephews are so into wearing OP clothes,so the joke in our family is when a fad comes and goes we say... " don't get rid of it, it's OP"
ann - January 13, 2011 - Report this comment
does anyone know if ocean pacific made a junior size womens shirt that had the regular logo above the size stamped in the back, with a wave in the o?
Tonya B - October 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I was on vacation in CA. for the first three days of school in 7th grade and my mom took mt school clothes shopping, I got alot of OP and I was like the s%&t that year 'cause all my clothes were way in style and they did get the style in PA. til later in the year!! LOVED MY OP's
Ramazan - November 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I wear two surf-shorts of OP. Both of them were blue, one with the "outlaw frog" and a muscle man. I met this site while looking for the frog-short. I didn´t find it...
jeffrey - December 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Ive been looking for the old Op and hawaiian tropic tees that were so cool back in the early 1980s - guess that Op sold out to Walmart and dont think that Hawaiian tropic makes shirts anymore- closest that Ive seen is Ron Jon surf shop and yes - they do sell online
Tony - February 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I live here in Southern Cal. I had some OP shirts too back in the early 80's. I use to buy them at Millers Outpost, which is no more as well. If anyone knows where I can buy these here in the L.A, southern cali. area let me know, please.Thank you.
XERARDO - March 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Es una pena que se haya abaratado la calidad de los gràficos de esta marca tàn iconica de los 80`s, nada que hacer con la calidad de antes, ahora puedes comprarla en el super enseguida de los tomates, todavia conservo algunas camisas de esta marca, las cuales las tengo enmarcadas, saludos
Ben Vincent - September 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I worked at K-G Men's Store from 1978 to 1981. Anytime we got a shipment of OP T shirts we snapped them up. I probably had a dozen of them. They really need to reissue the old designs.
Randy - April 03, 2014 - Report this comment
These t-shirts and a pair of 501's or corduroy shorts were my uniform in high school and college back in the 80's. All the boys wore them. I loved these t-shirts and had a lot of them. They were so soft compared to the t-shirts today, and I liked the higher, better-fitting neckbands. Those crap Gildan brand t-shirts everyone uses these days feel like sandpaper by comparison, and the neckbands are too small, the neck opening is too wide, and they never sit right. Miss those old tees. Every once in a while, a nice one will show up on Ebay.
Morgan - March 10, 2015 - Report this comment
Either spring of 82" or was it 83" when I first seen the OP while shopping in stores when I came across the Op t-shirts I bought 3 or 4 remembering one in particular. It was my favorite one I remember visually well even thou I only wore it one time only cos it got stolen like one week after I bought them. They where all gone! Anyways this shirt was all white and on the back was 4 photos printed as "postcards" of photos designs with the sayings "Gretings from Fiji" or "Greetings from Hawaii" written in cursive letters across the top of each photo like they where already mailed with the stamp on them. Anyone ever heard of or seen this one I love to buy it whatever the cost is now days.
Tom - March 16, 2017 - Report this comment
folks we've been doofed..Sold Out kids tday dont realize how cool things were back then Super Sad. Original creators sold out O.P. brand thats why its C.R.A.P. Walmart PLEASE.... we need that Time machine..........
Tom - March 16, 2017 - Report this comment
Todays O.P. JOKE O.P. ruled back in early 80's we must find out where original prints are etc.. any catalogs store order catalogs etc.. its even hard to find pics on internet do research find old store owners etc lets bring it back..
Jan Griffiths - August 24, 2017 - Report this comment
I have an original OP long sleeve T-shirt hoodie and sweatshirt from the 80s. The new ones today are terrible looking---faded prints, and very thin fabric. Not at all as well made and colorful as those made in the 80s. I saw some at Wally World (Walmart) and was disappointed.

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