Introduced to the world in 1956, the Marimekko Jokapoika Shirt is a simple striped button-down with some serious staying power. An instant classic, the polished, hand-drawn stripes of Vuokko Nuresniemi’s popular design have been re-introduced in a funky gold and light blue color combination.
The bold, effusive prints and textiles of Marimekko are the first to come to mind for many when thinking about Finnish design. Founded in 1951 by Finnish couple Viljo and Armi Ratia, the name Marimekko translated literally means "Mary-dress." Marimekko’s impact reaches beyo... More Marimekko
An influential designer with a Finnish mentality, Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi took clothing design and the printed fabric to a new height. Eskolin-Nurmesniemi joined the Marimekko design team in 1953 and revolutionized 1950’s fashion with her striped Piccolo fabric; which led to the creation... More Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi
This is such a great shirt. I really like the gold/lichen color combination. To me, the "gold" is more of a pleasant yellowish green, and the "lichen" is a bluish gray. It's really pretty and crisp. I think it makes a great summer jacket over a Marimekko dress. And the FinnStyle sale price was fantastic. This shirt washes well and needs very little ironing.
Color, style, quality.
SDyracuse, New York
Marimekko LadiesJokapoika Gol/Lichen
June 2, 2012
I love this shirt and will soon order another one. It is a classic and the colors are lovely.