Shirt Stories

A big beautiful book from Patagonia Press came across our desk not long ago. The Aloha Shirt, by Dale Hope, got us thinking about what defines quintessential island style. One great print led to another. (Find the book and where to buy it at end of article.)


Photography, styling & sets by Conn Brattain

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Secondhand fish & flower print shirt by Avi Collection by Kahala, $48 at Indigo Paia, 149 Hāna Highway, Pā‘ia, 579-9199. Chambray swim trunks by Solid & Stripe, $130 at Le Surf at The Fairmont Kea Lani, 4100 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea; 891-3810. Blue ombre lens “Phoenix” sunglasses by Persol, $280 at ILORI Optical in The Shops at Wailea,* 875-1188. Beaches, $40 at Ports; and Hari Mari grey leather flip-flops, $80 at Cabana; both at Four Seasons Resort, 3900 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, 874-8000. Surfing, $1 at Maui Friends of the Library in Pu‘unēnē, Lahaina’s Wharf Cinema Center, and Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului; Blue glass floats, 2”/$7, 3”/$9, 5”/$13 at SoHa Living in The Shops at Wailea,* 868-3430. Ceramic fish box, $24; puka-shell necklace, $56; white wood bead lei, $42; white porcelain octopus, $19; all at HUE, 210 Alamaha Street, Kahului, 873-6910,


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