ʻŌlapa Ka Uila Buttondown Aloha Shirt - Chocolate

This Buttondown Aloha Shirt features our ʻŌlapa Ka Uila print on Chocolate Fabric with Cobblestone ink.

The opening words to the mele “Kāneʻohe” were written to celebrate the arrival of electricity at that place. Just as lightning flashes during a storm, the sudden appearance of electic light in the district was definitely something to commemorate. While gathering ʻōlapa, one often sings that popular song, hence our choice of that phrase for the name of this special image.  Lei hīpuʻu are unique, featuring knots connecting leaf stems together.  Lei ʻōlapa are prized by recipients who realize that effort was required to gather leaves in the uplands, and patience was necessary to complete each knot!

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 L.

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