We wish it was ready now too! We're doing everything we can to get it back asap. This shirt is very popular and sold out faster than we anticipated. We are also dealing with the supply chain delays that are all over the news these days. Unfortunately, that is beyond our control. Some things just run on Aloha time.
The good news is that we've got the fabric to make these shirts in El Paso. So we recommend preordering now to reserve yours for the run of shirts we're making, as these will likely sell out quickly again. Thank you very much for your patience and interest in our shirts.
Western Aloha honors legendary textile designer John "Keoni" Meigs in this 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.
It's perfect worn over a bathing suit for a day at the beach or for a night out. Sizing: XS (0-2), S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16) ~section 2~ ~section 3~
Fabric & Construction
Cut and sewn overseas
Approximate length (not including straps) from CF neck to hem
30 1/2" for size Small, with a 1/2" grade by size
Adjustable spaghetti straps
Easy fit, drapes well
Two side seam pockets
Fabric weight 129 g/sm
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.
Our fit skims the body for an easy, flattering silhouette. Subtle tailoring ensures a fit that is feminine and stylish on all shapes.