DAVID SHEPARD - Kamapua‘a Men's Boardshorts

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6” in-seam and 17”out-seam elastic waist shorts with side pockets. Hand drawn print. Exact placement of print is consistent across each item. Made in China. Designed in Hawai‘i. Made with 92% polyester and 8% elastane. Quick drying with 4-way stretch. Deep side pockets for room and a back pocket with a zipper to keep valuables safe. Machine wash cool and dry on a gentle setting.

*Model is wearing a size Medium.


 Many Hawaiian legends tell the stories of Kamapua‘a, a kolohe (mischievous) pig kupua (demi-god) who takes on many forms at will, one moment a handsome man, the next a pua‘a (pig) or an ‘ama‘u tree fern. Masculine, bold, untamed, sensual. In folklore, he was always successful against all odds at whatever he set his mind to achieve. Associated with Makahiki season, agriculture, and fruitfulness. He is best known for his tempestuous and fiery relationship with the volcano goddess Pele. His adventurous spirit represents some of the best and worst of us. This print represents two of his kinolau (physical manifestations).

-David Shepard