This Pullover Aloha Shirt features our Hulihia Kīlauea print on Overcast fabric and Graphite ink.
Over this past year here on Hawaiʻi island, we’ve witnessed one of the most explosive volcanic flows in a few decades. It’s this raw energy, destruction and creation that reminds us of our place in these environmental cycles. Recognition and regard for this energy is a prerequisite for living here in Hilo. Hulihia chants document historically these times of change. A shift of what is to what will be created.
A fresh flow at first look resembles a barren landscape but as a kid I’ve always marveled at the iridescence and reflective quality that new lava holds. This contradiction of a flow clearing the land and in turn creating new land is what Hulihia chants specialize in documenting.
Canvas and leather have always been comfort choices… Maybe it was our experiences with canvas on boats and sailing? Leather has that same feeling as it always been prized because it was our first luggage as kids? I lean towards canvas and leather in making personal items as they provide a sense of security.
Inspired by the ivy-league shirts of the early 1900s, the fabric designs are pure Hawai‘i, and the look is pleasingly fresh. The Buttondown 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 5ʻ10" ft wearing size M