Andrade 013 Vintage Hawaiian Shirt

This stunning long sleeve shirt was “Private Labeled” by Kahala, for one of Waikiki’s finest resort shops,  Andrade which is located in the lobby of the elegant Royal Hawaiian Hotel on the beach, in the center of Waikiki.  One of the original clothing manufacturers in Hawaii, Kahala made Aloha Shirts that were exceptional and distinctive.  These rather simple,  clusters of large banana leaves were colored with only 3 vibrant colors, painted in hot lava-like colors that jump out of the black ground of this shirt.

A testimonial to simplicity  with only 3 leaves carefully repeated,  large amounts of solid black ground and vibrant colors, this design proves that the art does not need to be complicated or over done.

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