Upa Upa Shirt - Lava

* Inspired by traditional Tahitian culture, 1960’s-70’s Polynesian attire, lounge wear for the marina playboy, and vintage beachcomber accoutrement.
* Fabric: 100% cotton slubby weave bark cloth-type textile, displaying the reverse side of the print due to partial bleed-through of the ink, for a subtle motif effect. Woven and printed in Japan.
* 1960’s surf safari type shirt pattern.
* Five-pocket style: Four large patch pockets with flaps with extra small arm pocket.
* Sixties-style double button flap closure.
* Genuine coconut shell buttons.
* Side slits.
* 100% cotton thread.
* Narrow caballo chainstitch construction.
* Made in Japan.

The Mister Freedom® Upa Upa Shirt comes raw/unwashed, and will shrink to tagged size. Follow the usual recommended initial method before wearing: cold soak for 30mn, spin dry and line dry. Please refer to sizing chart to determine which size works for you.

CL's Advice: The Mister Freedom® Upa Upa Shirt is true-to-size. I opted for a medium, my usual size in mfsc shirting.

Machine wash on delicate, cold water, minimal eco-friendly detergent. Turn inside-out. Line dry only.

The Mister Freedom® Upa Upa shirt, a pattern inspired by 1960’s-70’s lounge attire with a touch of dune buggy escapade.

This shirt features five pockets with double button closure flaps, in a (surf) safari jacket detail with a definite sixties accent. The most striking part of our Upa Upa shirt however is the unconventional use of the printed fabric. A popular island fashion in the mid 1960’s, reverse-print fabrics gradually became the cloth of choice for both Kamaʻāina and long-established haole folks.

The base fabric we chose for our Upa Upa Shirt is a handsome slubby bark cloth-type woven textile reminiscent in texture of those vintage kitschy 1960’s/70’s cotton Hawaiian shirts.

This MF® garment is designed in California by Mister Freedom® and manufactured in Japan by Sugar Cane Co.

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