SURFBOARD BLUE

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Western Aloha honors legendary textile designer John "Keoni" Meigs in this fourth edition of Western Aloha’s vintage collection.  On the beaches of Waikiki during the late 1940s and 1950s, the guests of hotels like the Moana and the Royal Hawaiian would be greeted with leis and given passes to take surfing lessons from the Beach Boys at the Outrigger Canoe Club.  Meigs was almost certainly there too, taking in the scene as inspiration for this "Surfboard" print.

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Fabric & Construction

  • Cut and sewn in El Paso, Texas.
  • Original print, artisanal printing technique; colors may vary.
  • Versatile Cowboy Cloth. So tough it scares wrinkles away; so soft you'll wake up still wearing it, remarkably unwrinkled.
  • Tailored fit | Pearl Snaps | Shoulder yokes
  • Performance from sea to snow and beach to bar

The Artist:  John “Keoni” Meigs

John “Keoni” Meigs began his career designing aloha shirts while living in Honolulu prior to World War II. Between 1938 and 1951, Meigs created as many as three hundred different textile designs, many of which are now recognized as classics.  In his prints Meigs tried to depict, in his words, “what’s really Hawaiian without being pedestrian,” including a series of designs based on Gauguin’s Tahitian wood block prints and tapa patterns kept at the Bishop Museum.

Meigs went on to move to New Mexico in the 1950s, where he became a well-received landscape artist. Although he painted the earth tones of the desert instead of tropical island scenes, Meigs kept one part of Hawaii with him: his Aloha shirts. He was often pictured wearing one with a cowboy hat, personifying the connection between western and Aloha.

 

Fit

What is "Western Fit"?

Not too boxy and not too fitted. Designed to be worn untucked. If you're between sizes we recommend sizing up.

Find your perfect fit:

Chest:

The chest measurement is taken 1" below the armhole. Measure under your arm at the broadest part of your chest for a full chest measurement.

Neck:

Measure the circumference of your neck with at least two fingers of room. Round up to the nearest half inch.

Sleeve Length:

Measure from the base of neck at center point, where your collar meets the yoke, over the shoulder and down to the wrist.

Size

Fits Neck

Fits Chest

Sleeve (Center of back neck to wrist)

XS

13 ½” - 14”

32” - 34”

32”

SMALL

14" - 14 ½"

35" - 37"

32 ½" - 33"

MEDIUM

15" - 15 ½"

38" - 40"

33 ½" - 34"

LARGE

16" - 16 ½"

41" - 43"

34 ½" - 35"

XL

17" - 17 ½"

44" - 46"

35 ½" - 36"

2XL

18" - 18 ½"

47" - 49"

35 ½" - 36"

3XL

19" - 19 ½"

50" - 52"

36” - 37”

4XL

20” - 20 ½”

53” - 55”

36” - 37”

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