This Buttonup Aloha Shirt features our E Ola Moekahilauliʻi print on Mahogany fabric with Celery and Maize ink.
The Maile sisters are famous in many of the myths of Hawai'i. They are known as hula deities. The sisters are Maile-pakaha, Maile-ha'i-wale, Maile-kaluhea, and Maile-lauli'i. The maile of Kipuka Ki on the slopes of Mauna Loa is of the lauli'i variety. The three-leafed vines are commonly seen climbing amongst the koa and 'ohi'a trees. The translation of the print's name, E Ola Moekahilauli'i, is "Live, oh young small leafed maile before branches form!" Moekahi is the term used to describe the early stages of maile's growth, before it begins to branch out.
Inspired by the ivy-league shirts of the early 1900s, the fabric designs are pure Hawai‘i, and the look is pleasingly fresh. The Buttonup 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, Studio model is 5'8" and wearing a size M.