This Buttonup Aloha Shirt features our Kaunaʻoa Pehu print on Blueberry fabric with Windsor and storm ink.
The Dodder parasitic vine, with slender brown, yellow, or green stems and branches, is found inland, hence one of its names is Kaunaʻoa Uka. Sometimes called Kaunaʻoa Mālolo, it was often used to cover the mālolo (flying fish) so they would not jump out of the canoe. Kaunaʻoa Pehu is another name as it is thicker and coarser than the native orange Dodder.
Lei of the orange Kaunaʻoa is often worn to represent Lānaʻi. We make lei of the Kaunaʻoa Pehu as it is plentiful in Panaewa. Braided vines make a unique lei!
Inspired by the ivy-league shirts of the early 1900s, the fabric designs are pure Hawai‘i, and the look is pleasingly fresh. The Buttonup is an open front, tapered shirt with a full length placket, while the Pullover features a half placket and is designed slightly wider to allow over-the-head dressing with ease. Coconut buttons are featured on the stand-up, button-down collar and on the front placket. Tuck it in or leave it out over the trousers for a more casual look. Either way, it's the perfect touch of crisp aloha!
100% Cotton, Studio model is 5'11" and wearing a size M.