This Pullover Aloha Shirt features our Kika print on White fabric with Black ink.
In 2010 we began our second collection of the Chinese astrological animals, beginning with the Year of the Tiger. Researching each year for the animal is the fun part. I get to look though books and view art of my Chinese heritage. This year of the tiger was exiting as I began my research many months before. I wanted to bring a new energy to life, giving us excitement, expressing the real character of the ruling animal. Our friend Tim Lippold of Kathmandu Trading on Waianuenue Avenue imports hand-painted doors from Nepal. Once the entryways for various monasteries, the tigers on these doors were full of expression and life. Their personality was perfect for my design! I came across a pair of boxes which had a young tiger depicted upon them. The tiger was fearless, confident and happy. It was love at first sight! Kuhaʻo took my hand cut and created the art for this fabric. E ola kika! The original art of the door painter lives again.
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.