The calendar says we pretty much missed summer, but a calendar also seems like a suggestion at this point, not a rule. And with that as a baseline, adding this Kapital Sashiko Lightning Shirt to a rotation at the end of August isn’t the most irrational way to ring in the Season formerly known as Fall. (If it looks like I’m trying to justify buying a turbocharged aloha shirt during historic uncertainty and approaching Natural Disaster Season, I have no counterargument.)
Made in Japan from an indigo-dyed French linen and designed to make you reassess your relationship with money in general, this imagineered™ aloha shirt features a camp collar, a button front placket, and a flat hem. Also, it has two sashiko embroidered lightning bolts at the front and a giant one — also sashiko embroidered because consistency — at the back. Probably should’ve led with that but like this shirt, I regret nothing.
And even if the US* keeps fumbling the bag and quarantine lasts until 2022, New York has been stuck on the sauna setting since the end of June and summer might never actually end, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to wear this for the people. And if you drop $500 on a shirt, you want to wear this for the people.
(*If you live elsewhere, congratulations I suppose. There’s like a 96 percent chance we’re not allowed to visit you ever again. You can come here, but that’s on you at this point.)
Available at Haven for $660 CAD (~$498 USD)