M Nii trunks
In the early 1950s, H Miura General Store began selling surfers school gym shorts with stripes down the leg in school colors. Red and white Wailua High colors were considered “very cool”. 1960s champion surfer Mike Doyle remembered, “The first modern-style surf trunks I ever saw were made by a Filipino man who had a tailor shop at Waianae, south of Makaha. His name was M. Nii. The surfers at Makaha were always going in here to get their torn trunks mended, and this fellow realized there was a market for a better surf trunk. So he started making his own.
Experimenting around with bright and exotic colors, different panels in varying colors, a wax pocket in back and surfer stripes down the sides. Before long the M.Nii trunks became famous. Every surfer who went to Hawaii had to have a pair of M. Nii trunks, and more often than not, he had a whole list of orders for M. Nii trunks from his friends.