This Buttondown Aloha Shirt features our Lei Haʻa Akolea print on Old Green fabric with Eggshell ink.
At Waiākea Uka, we gather some of our favorite liko. The youngest leaf buds of ʻōhiʻa trees there are beautifully variable, and present themselves in shades of red, orange, burgundy, and grey. Curled edges of leaflets of some liko have a character all their own. These are most desired to fashion our lei hula.
Rain and liko, in combination, is the metaphor for the proverb that guides us daily: “Liko ka liko i ka ua!” Translation: “The buds reach forth in the rain”. Our interpretation: “Our children flourish with encouragement”.
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 S.