This Buttondown Aloha Shirt features our Puʻu Lehua print on Pepper fabric with Belini ink.
On our young island of Hawaiʻi, volcanoes continue to erupt and change the landscape. Most evident are the changes brought by the decades-long eruption on Kīlauea. Puʻu ʻŌʻō is one of the longest running eruptions in recorded history.
The cinder cones (puʻu) visible on our landscape are some of my favorite sights! The puʻu shape of this print conveys a mountain that is young, one that has not completed its growth cycle. The ʻōhiʻa is one of the first plants to sprout in the new lava. It’s flower, the lehua, is the blossom of our island with red as the most prominent.
The Puʻu Lehua design illustrates the ongoing growth of our island. The activities of the volcano in expanding our ʻāina and the survival of the ʻōhiʻa lehua are ongoing conversations. Both are very important in our daily lives.
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, Model wearing size Small.