This Buttonup Aloha Shirt features our Manamana Manauea print on Surf fabric with White and Gold ink.
Gathering manauea is always a treat. Knowing its flavor and how it can spice any dish makes harvesting the seaweed a joy! Adding manauea to poke or a salad always makes it memorable.
As a child, I recall gathering manauea in Kane'ohe Bay. One my favorite places is Tavarua, Fiji, as it grows in huge “clouds.” Moloka'i has plenty…
Looking into the Kumulipo, the creation chant of Hawai'i, the mention of manauea appears very early. This tells us that it’s been around for a long time.
The name given to this fabric layout is a play on the nature of its growth. The many branches (mana) moving about in the currents is a wonderful sight to see. Its abundance is mana-full.
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 6ft tall and wearing a size Large.