A palaka is a two-color yarn-dyed plaid, traditionally a combination of white with blue, brown, or red as the second color. Our Palaka "Nui" (meaning large/many/great) doubles the size of the plaid and combines white with at least two other colors -- often a combination of other traditional palaka colors. The fabric also is printed instead of yarn dyed, allowing for a reverse print that has a relaxed, sun-faded look.
Western Aloha celebrates the Aloha Lifestyle. Its home is the Big Island of Hawaii and its shirts combine the performance of western shirts with the Aloha spirit
Inspired by Hawai‘i Island–home to a true American original, thepaniolo or Hawaiian cowboy–Western Aloha embodies the island’s authentic mix of outdoor, western and Hawaiian cultures. Founded by owner Paul Sullivan, Western Aloha celebrates the Hawai‘i lifestyle, combining the performance of western shirts with the spirit of aloha. The brand designs “everywhere-able” clothing and gear inspired by and made on the Orchid Isle.From beach to bar, sea to snow, and Waimea to Waikīkī, you can happily wear Western Aloha with its relaxed look that pushes the edge. The company’s story is about connecting one of the most culturally and geographically diverse regions on earth to anyone who enjoys living or desires to embody the aloha lifestyle. Succeeding with style and grace, this unique brand helps you stay true to the aloha spirit while living your dreams. No matter where you reside, bring the Big Island home with #WesternAloha.