Western Aloha honors legendary textile designer John "Keoni" Meigs in this first edition of Western Aloha’s vintage collection. In the late 1930s, Meigs was inspired by the woodblock prints of Paul Gauguin to create the "Noa Noa" print.
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Fabric & Construction
Cut and sewn in El Paso, Texas.
Original print, artisan printing technique; colors may vary.
Our Cowboy Cloth is lightweight, breathable and quick drying. Super soft, yet so tough it scares wrinkles away. 60% cotton / 40% poly.
Reverse print traps happiness inside.
Long Sleeve | 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.
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:
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.
Measure the circumference of your neck with at least two fingers of room. Round up to the nearest half inch.
Measure from the base of neck at center point, where your collar meets the yoke, over the shoulder and down to the wrist.