CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF PARADISE
Embrace the local style and support a local company!
~ Wear Local, Look Local ~
Men on the islands wear aloha shirts for all occasions; whether in the office, casual wear, or fine dining. Avoid wearing loud tacky shirts found at tourists shops and fit in with the locals. They prefer subtle designs and muted colors. Wear our shirts tucked in for the office, or tucked out for a more relaxed wear. Our shirts are tailored to wear either way. Buy shirts from the islands, where we represent the true spirit of Hawai`i and support a local company.
These shirts are unique and there isn’t anything like it on the market. We’ve tailored a welt pocket (pocket sewn inside the garment) and Hawaiian kapa print on the collar. Our shirts are well-tailored with coconut buttons and breathable fabric in 100% cotton.
We endeavor to capture the spirit of paradise and Hawaiian culture into our designs. Ancient Hawaiians would use bamboo stamps called `ohe kāpala to create geometrical repetitious designs to be printed onto kapa (cloth). The designs would be symbolic to nature or their environment – for example, triangles may represent sharks teeth, a warrior spearhead, or mountains. Enjoy this informational video on how to make `ohe kāpala and stamp onto kapa.
Thank you for believing in us. Mahalo ke Akua (Thanks be to God)!
Special thanks to Ka'iulani DeSilva and Verna Takashima for demonstrating ancient Hawaiian culture of 'ohe kapala making and kapa cloth printing.