Buttondown Aloha Shirt Watermelon Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai

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This Buttondown aloha shirt features our Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai print in Watermelon and White.

Aunty Edith Kanakaʻole penned this mele during one of her trips to the Temple in La'ie.  The smell of the līpoa seaweed on the beaches was a memorable aspect of the drive from Kāne'ohe to Lā'ie.  The love of limu and its many characteristics is an important part of life on an island.  Elements of a life spent near the ocean show up in this design that depicts the līpoa, ocean currents, kūpe'e, and the eyes of a fishnet.

One of her most well-known compositions, Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai was first performed by the men of Hālau O Kekuhi at the Merrie Monarch Festival in 1977.  They wore lei limu kala and took first place!  This design applauds and celebrates hula in this 50th anniversary year of the festival and recognizes this famous composition of Aunty Edith Kanakaʻole.

Inspired by the ivy-league shirts of the early 1900s, the fabric designs are pure Hawaiʻi, and the look is pleasingly fresh. The Buttondown is an open front, tapered shirt with a full length placket. Coconut buttons are featured on the stand-up, button-down collar and on the front placket. Fabric is machine-washable 100% cotton broadcloth. 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!


 

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Men XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Chest  

33-35 in 

85-89 cm 

36-38 in

97-97 cm 

39-41 in

99-104 cm 

42-44 in

107-112 cm 

45-47 in

114-119 cm 

49-51 in

124-130 cm 

52-55 in

132-140 cm 

Women  XXS  XS  S  M  L  XL  2XL  3XL
Bust

34.5 in

88 cm 

35.5 in

90 cm 

36.5 in

93 cm

38 in

97 cm 

39 in

99 cm 

40.5 in

103 cm

42.5 in

108 cm 

44.5 in

113 cm 

Waist

26.5 in

67 cm 

27.5 in 

70 cm 

28.5 in

72 cm 

30 in

76 cm 

31 in

79 cm 

32.5 in

83 cm 

34.5 in

88 cm 

36.5 in

93 cm 

Hip

39 in

99 cm 

40 in

102 cm 

41 in

104 cm 

42 in

107 cm 

43 in

109 cm 

44.5 in

113 cm 

46 in

117 cm 

48 in

122 cm