This Buttondown Aloha Shirt features our Hoʻohenohiʻileihāliʻaaloha print on Espresso fabric with Rafia and Cream ink.
The request from Paul and Ashley for a name for their to-be-born-girl had to include Ashley's grandfather's name. His Chinese name was loosely translated to “Golden Memories."
Hiʻilei articulates the care bestowed on a beloved child, as carried at the bosom. I imagine this strong love, wanting the child to be always close at hand. The wearing of this lei, this child, will always be close to me. Hāliʻa aloha describes the most cherished memories.
The lei of pua niu was laid out by Brandy-Alia. Representing Paul and Ashley, the lei intersect as the piko of the overall design. Hiʻileihāliʻaaloha is the piko, their daughter. This fabric was laid out for the Piha Makahiki a Hiʻilei.
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.