If for some reason this heat wasn’t enough to convince you that the summer season was still raging on, Studio D’Artisan has just released two aloha shirts that spell it out for you. The 40th Anniversary Aloha Shirts celebrate the brand’s four decades of business and they’re helping give you a leg up in the aloha shirt game.
Made using traditional kimono Nassen dying techniques, similar to silkscreen printing and featuring corozo nut buttons and loop collars, SDA has created a faithful reproduction of the classic ’50s aloha shirt while putting their own spin on things. The collection, inspired by animals acting like humans has lead to two eye catching yet tasteful prints.
The green rayon shirt features a tropical landscape featuring mountains, flowing water, and breezy palm trees. After a closer look, you might also notice that there are pigs climbing on the palm trees. Not only is this the icing on the unique shirt cake, it’s also a nod to Studio D’Artisan’s pig motif.
If the green rayon shirt was tranquil and still, the indigo ramie shirt is hectic and alive. The shirt features a rolling print of animals on their hind legs behaving like humans and was inspired by a set of picture scrolls from a Japanese temple in Kyoto.
So listen, whether you are into accurate repros, dignified fabrics, or just cool-looking shirts, these pieces from Studio D’Artisan will have your torso region covered.
Available from $210 at Blue In Green Soho