This Sig on Smith shirt features our ʻIeʻie print on Dill fabric with Emerald ink.
This was one of my first aloha shirt designs. The 'ie'ie plant grows in the uplands and is often placed on the hula altar because it is kinolau, a vegetable form of Laka, Hawaiian goddess of the dance. The aerial roots were woven into various baskets, including traps for mountain fish and shrimp. Look closely and you'll see that I have included my name as part of the design. This is the only design with that feature!
Inspired by the ivy-league shirts of the early 1900s, the fabric designs are pure Hawai‘i, and the look is pleasingly fresh. 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!