This Buttondown Aloha Shirt features our Kalaukoa design on Doeskin fabric with Bone ink.
The koa tree is the giant of the forest, a symbol of strength. Its wood, highly esteemed for its distinct grain and color, is placed on hula altars. The name of this design recognizes the Hawaiian tradition of passing family names from generation to generation. In this case, the family is from North Kohala on the Big Island of Hawai'i, and this name has been in use for several generations. There is a Hawaiian saying: "If you want to plan for one year, plant kalo (taro). If you want to plan for 10 years, plant koa. If you want to plan for 100 years, teach the children."
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 M.