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.)

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Kahikiku Nā‘ū cotton aloha print shirt by Kealopiko, $95; Kimura’s fedora-style handwoven lauhala hat, $325; special-order cigar flower lei (call for prices), all at Native Intelligence, 1980 Main Street, Wailuku, 249-2521, Native-Intel.com. Hari Mari navy and orange canvas flip-flops, $80; jungle print nylon swim shorts by Hartford, $145; both at Cabana at Four Seasons Resort, 3900 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, 874-8000. Blue frame Typewriter Edition eyeglasses, $300 (frame only) at ILORI Optical in The Shops at Wailea, 3750 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, 875-1188. Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot On and Never Will, $30; and Maui Sunrise vintage-inspired travel poster by Nick Kuchar Art & Design Co., both at Nuage Bleu, 76 Hāna Highway, Pā‘ia, 579-9792.

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