This Buttonup Aloha Shirt features our Rain From Clear Sky print on Old Green fabric with Parsley ink.
In K through 12, every teacher from Mrs. Iwahashi to Mrs. Chun-Akana would usually have unique pronunciations of my full name. Which constantly made me question why I was named Kuhaoimaikalani. 30 something years later the name offers me more than just a meaning. Kuhaoimaikalani translates into Rain From A Clear Sky and it offers a mental base, a relation to an environmental form/phenomenon, endless inspiration and aspiration. These offerings resonate with my mom's belief that naming is a Hawaiian form of instilling a power source.
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!