This Buttonup Aloha Shirt features our Puʻumanawaleʻa print on Indigo fabric with Slate ink.
A very good friend of mine was getting married so I decided to make a design in honor of this special occasion. I visited Waipi'o Valley to study the kalo. As a symbol of 'ohana, the taro represents how a family grows. I selected the new huli to show that their marriage was like the kalo, young but with the promise of growth.
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.