This Buttonup Aloha Shirt features our Kepakepa A Laka print on Parsley fabric with Moss ink.
The halapepe was one of five plants placed on the kuahu hula (hula altar) dedicated to the patron of the dance, Laka. The soft whitish or reddish wood was also used for carving kiʻi (images) and has religious significance. Kepakepa refers to a fast, rhythmic form of chant that almost sounds conversational. The design is repeated many times in this print, alluding to the redundant nature of some chant presentation.
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 wearing size XL.