This Pullover Aloha Shirt features our Ala Kukui print on Otter fabric with White ink.
The 2009 graduating class of Ke Ana La'ahana is comprised of strong individuals who believe their opinions matter. Meeting with them to collaborate on their class print was surprising and rewarding. The students sat on the rocks and observed the currents and the tide at Puhi Bay, reflecting on how the movement on the surface illustrates their own lives. The receding tide is a metaphor for their leaving Keaukaha, and the incoming tide symbolizes their return home to nurture with their new-found knowledge. One of the boys provided us with an 'ohe kapala design, "Ke Ahi". He described the class of 2009 as a school of ahi. They moved together, ate together and defended one another. That movement, like the fish in the ocean, was characteristic of their personalities. We combined the 'ohe kapala along with a current motif. The simple rendition of Keaukaha pays honor to their homeland, 'aina hanau, 'aina pulapula
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!