Always in Time for Father’s Day and 4th of July
Our Summer Commemorative Aloha shirt has been tradition since the ‘90’s. Always in time for Father’s Day and 4th of July, it’s one of our many small release series that is collected by enthusiasts around the world. Each print includes the release year directly into the print design. This year, we continue our block design series by Big Island artist Dietrich Varez that brings island and patriotic themes seamlessly together.
US and HI Flags
American and HI flags stand proudly together. The state flag of Hawaii has the Union Jack of the UK at the canton to represent Hawaii’s historical relationship with Great Britain as its protectorate. The field is composed of eight horizontal stripes to symbolize the eight inhabited islands of Hawaii.
The Hawaii State Flower
Hibiscus in Bloom. The Hawaii State flower is actually the yellow hibiscus or pua aloalo (Hibiscus brackenridgei). However, in keeping with our patriotic theme, the red hibiscus is used for this print.
The Hawaii State Bird
Standing and Flying Nene, Hawaii’s state bird. Also known as the Hawaiian goose, the nene is exclusively found in the wild on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi. It has unique half webbed feet evolved for rock-climbing and not much for flying.
The Hawaii State Fish
School of The Humuhumunukunukuapua`a. The state fish of Hawaii is pronounced humu’humu’nuku’nuku’wa:pu’wa’a. It is often said that its name is one of the longest words in the Hawaiian language, perhaps longer than the fish.
The Hawaii State Tree
The Kukui Nut Tree is also called the candle nut tree since the oil from its fruit was used for lighting by early settlers. The pua kukui or the white blossom and the fruit or Kukui nut are materials used for lei making.
Lastly, this year print includes one of the key emblems of the USA. The American eagle symbolizes courage and strengths. Our 2016 eagle is also proudly showcasing its release date..
This 2016 design comes in 3 background colors (Charcoal, Red and Navy), each with its own approach to featuring red, white and blue. Of course, you’ll have to choose between pullover or button front style. You can’t go wrong with either one know that our iconic Spooner Kloth in classic relaxed fit will keep you wrinkle free comfort for years to come. If you haven’t started a collection yet, this is a good time to start a new tradition!
HAVE A FABULOUS SUMMER 2016