This Pullover Aloha Shirt features our Naupaka Kahakai print on Storm fabric with Yarrow ink.
This study of naupaka features the flower that grows close to the ocean. The love story has been told for generations. A wahine of ali'i blood, Naupaka, and a kane, Kaui, who was not born of royalty, were not allowed to be together as their parents disapproved of their marriage. In their sorrows, they were separated and forever remain apart, one in the uplands, the other near the sea. Our rendition of the story brings the heartbreak to life; we print only one variety at a time, never together.
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!