FITSTRIKE RELEASE: KAMEHAMEHA SNAPBACK, THROW ʻBOWS TEE, & CHEERS TEE

Posted in Updates on August 18th, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Tuesday, August 20 at 11am HST.

KAMEHAMEHA

Aloha kākou!

This Tuesday, we have a new Kamehameha snapback in classic UH colors, along with two matching tees. The Kamehameha snapback features kelly green front panels, visor, and snap enclosure, along with white trucker mesh around the back, and orange on the undervisor and top button. The front logo and eyelets are done in white, while the side logo and back crest are stitched in orange and white. To coincide with the beginning of Rainbow Warrior football season, we’re also bringing back our beloved Throw ‘Bows tee in spider orange with black and white print, as well as our classic Cheers tee in black with green and orange print. Please note that due to the tie-dye properties of the Throw ‘Bows tee, we recommend getting one size up.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: ʻĀINA SNAPBACK, ʻĀINA STRAPBACK, & MĀNOA MIST TEE

Posted in Updates on August 15th, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Saturday, August 17 at 11am HST.

FITSTRIKE

Aloha kākou!

We have two new ʻĀina caps and a new Mānoa Mist tee releasing this Saturday under our FITSTRIKE program. The ʻĀina snapback features a grey base with black visor and top button. The front, side, and back embroideries are forest green, while the eyelets are orange and the snap enclosure is white. The ʻĀina curved visor strapback features a white base with grey accents on the undervisor, top button, eyelets, and embroidery. The Mānoa Mist tee features black and traditional ‘Bows colors on the front and a black crown on the back of a forest green tee.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: MUA 59FIFTY & MONOPULSE TEE

Posted in Updates on August 12th, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Tuesday, August 13 at 11am HST.

MUA

Aloha kākou!

Tuesday’s FITSTRIKE release consists of a new Mua 59FIFTY featuring a woodland camouflage base, black eyelets, black top button, metallic gold New Era logo, and red crest, while the front logo is stitched in metallic gold, red, and white. Releasing alongside the Mua 59FIFTY is a red Monopulse tee featuring metallic gold ink.

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BRIGANTE SNAPBACK & A TRIBE CALLED FITTED TEE

Posted in Updates on August 9th, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Saturday, August 10 at 11am HST.

BRIGANTE

Photo: @kema808

Aloha kākou!

This Saturday, we have a summer-ready Brigante snapback releasing, as well as a classic tee from our archives. The Brigante snapback features cotton ripstop on the visor and front two panels, dipped in woodland camouflage, while the green undervisor and yellow sweatband are done in nylon ripstop. It also features black trucker mesh on the side and back panels, multi-colored front patch, black side crown, black and white New Era logo, white back Fasi logo, white eyelets, white snap enclosure, and black crest tag. Our A Tribe Called Fitted tee pays homage to the legendary A Tribe Called Quest group, instrumental to our lives and hip hop as a whole in the early 90’s. First released back in 2011, this tee features our twist on the traditional ATCQ red/yellow/green color scheme, artwork, and typography printed on a black tee.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: BRIGANTE 59FIFTY & WTCF TEE

Posted in Updates on August 4th, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Tuesday, August 6 at 11am HST.

BRIGANTE

Aloha kākou!

We have a new FITSTRIKE Brigante 59FIFTY and Who The Crown Fits tee releasing this Tuesday. The Brigante 59FIFTY features a black base with woodland camouflage visor, red top button, white eyelets and back crest, blue New Era logo, and blue/red/white logo on the front. The WTCF tee features a white and red print on a spider black tee. Please note that due to the tie-dye properties of the tee, we recommend getting one size up.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: VANGUARD SNAPBACK & BRIGANTE TEE

Posted in Updates on August 2nd, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Saturday, August 3 at 11am HST.

VANGUARD

Aloha kākou!

This Saturday, we’re releasing a new Vanguard snapback and Brigante tee under our FITSTRIKE program. The Vanguard features a kelly green base with light grey undervisor and white eyelets, side logo, and snap enclosure. The back logo is stitched in yellow, while the front logo is stitched in yellow, red, and white. The matching Brigante tee features a small white logo on the front, and a yellow, green, and red back logo printed on the back of a black tee.

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TAKEHANDS FOR FITTED: PASS [NUKU] ADJUSTABLE SHOULDER/WAIST BAG

Posted in Updates on August 1st, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online today, August 1 at 11am HST.

NUKU

Aloha kākou!

Today, we have a surprise limited release of a new camouflage PASS [NUKU] Adjustable Shoulder/Waist Bag, handcrafted in Japan by master craftsman and designer, Takehiko Hanafusa through his TakeHands label.

The PASS [NUKU] Adjustable Shoulder/Waist Bags fall under our premium, all-season TROPTECH™ line, utilizing high-quality fabrics and durable handcrafted construction. The name PASS is derived from a mountain pass, which is a navigable route through a mountain range or over a ridge. We have added the Hawaiian translation NUKU, passageway or trail, for further description.

Please note that there will be no holds or discounts. Mahalo for your understanding, and we hope you enjoy this piece as much as we did working with Take on them.

Details as follows:

Durable Shell Fabric
• Camouflage X-Pac™ Ripstop Polyester, Hydro State waterproof construction technology, and 200 denier nylon fabric face provide an ideal balance of weight and durability.
• Made in the USA.
• Front FITTED label stitched in bottom right.

Bottom Shock Cording
• Volt 3M reflective cording stretches to hold an extra sweater, jacket, or packable umbrella.

YKK AquaGuard® Zippers
• High quality, water-repellent zippers created by laminating the reverse side of a coil zipper.

Breathable Back Panel
• Highly breathable spacer mesh back panel provides breathable comfort to keep you cool during hot weather.

Versatile Side Panels
• Nylon webbing with spaced stitching provides additional points to add carabiners and other accessories.
• Takehiko Hanafusa’s signature TakeHands eye logo stitched on wearer’s right side.

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AUGUST DAILY PROGRAM

Posted in Updates on July 31st, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Thursday, August 1 at 11am HST.

AUGUST

Aloha kākou!

We have a new batch of everyday wear releasing tomorrow as part of our August DAILY PROGRAM. This time around, we have a black Grown H Pride Low Profile 59FIFTY, camel Kamehameha snapback, black Native snapback, and maroon Vanguard snapback, all with white embroidery. We’ll also be releasing a sand/white Daily tee, silver/white Who The Crown Fits tee, white/back Fasi tee, black/white Day Tripper tee, and black/white keiki Day Tripper tee to go along with the four caps.

No matter what it is that you do, where you go, who you’re with, whatever the occasion may be, you can always rely on a daily fit and ensure you can always pick one up.

As always, ALOHA SERVED DAILY.

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HAE HAWAIʻI DAY FITSTRIKE RELEASE: SLAPS WIND 59FIFTY, SNAPBACK, & STRAPBACK, & RALLY ‘ROUND TEE

Posted in Updates on July 30th, 2019 by

Released exclusively in-store and online today, July 30 at 11am HST.

OPIO

Photo: @Jomboy808
ʻŌpio: @tuhi.the.dragon, @kaulanapao, & @loadingusername.__

Aloha kākou!

In these days, at this precise time, as we struggle to make sense of what it looks and feels like to be Hawaiian, we are reminded of what Aloha is. Aloha Lani, Aloha ʻĀina, Aloha Wai, Aloha Kai, and Aloha Kanaka. It is with these ʻōpio our best work will make sense. Every step, every lesson, every hand makes a difference, so while we hold space until they are ready we must do OUR very best to ALOHA. It is the highest form of respect and excellence to honor the things that where here before us. Through this reciprocation things are balanced.

#maunakea #hookanaka #oipo #uluaulu

 

Tomorrow is Hae Hawaiʻi Day, and to acknowledge its significance, we wanted to delve deep into the history of our flag, as explained by FITTED co-owner Ola Rapozo below.

We also have a new release today featuring three Slaps Wind caps in the same clean black base, traditional flag colors, and white crest, utilizing different New Era silhouettes: 59FIFTY fitted, 9FIFTY snapback, and 9TWENTY curved visor strapback. Along with the three caps, we are also releasing a yellow Rally ‘Round tee, featuring Hae Hawaiʻi placed in a rotating pattern, inspired by the protest quilts created during the forced imprisonment of Queen Liliʻuokalani.

HAE HAWAIʻI
In 1793 a British’s Naval captain named George Vancouver Gifts Kamehameha Ekahi a red ensign. Vancouver writes in his journal that he was “agreeably surprised in finding that his riper years had softened that stern ferocity, which his younger days had exhibited, and had changed his general deportment to an address characteristic of an open, cheerful, and sensible mind; combined with great generosity, and goodness of disposition.” They met and talked about the cession of Ko Hawaiʻi Pae ʻĀina to the British in exchange for full Autonomy. The meeting ended with the exchange of gifts, with Kamehameha presenting four feathered helmets and other items, while Vancouver gave Kamehameha the remaining livestock on board, “five cows, two ewes and a ram.” The British flag given by Vancouver was flown until 1816.

In 1816, Kamehameha commissioned a flag of their own to be produced. Some conflict is debated as to who it was designed by but credit is given to Alexander Adams a Scotsman who served in the British Royal Navy and English Captian by the name of George Charles Beckley. Hae Hawaiʻi intended to represent a neutral Sovereign nation. The design was a combination of the British Union Jack along with 8 alternating white, red and blue stripes to represent each of the islands. Side note, I have read that 7 stripes were also designed but not much other evidence of this exists.

In February of 1817, Kamehameha sent the boat Forester (later renamed Kaʻahumanu) loaded with ʻiliahi to Canton China to sell. While pulling into the harbor, the crew experienced a Harbormaster for the first time and the inexperienced crew was hit with heavy taxes and was forced to offload the ʻiliahi at a heavy loss. They thought that the flag given to them by Vancouver and the alliance with Britain would be recognized by the international trade community. But alas, although the event stung Kamehameha, he learned valuable lessons.

Much discussion was had about the Kanaka Maoli flag and its origin. One source states that this flag existed and was Kamehamehaʻs personal flag. A story written in the Honolulu Advertiser in 2001 claims that the flag was a resurrection after it was destroyed in 1843 by Naval Officer Lord Paulet. He is best known for seizing the Hawaiian kingdom in the name of the British Government for 5 months. The man who made this claim said he met a descendant of Paulet on the grounds of ʻIolani Palace in 1999 an was told the current flag is not the original Hawaiian flag. He then scoured the State Archives where he claims he found the design and reproduced it. The design is said to be a fresh non-colonial symbol of the restored Hawaiian Kingdom. The issue that some historians have with this is the date of the Paulet affair in 1843. Numerous ship logs noted that many foreign vessels visiting Hawaiʻi since 1816 puts eyes on the Hae Hawaiʻi. Also, there are two portraits painted around 1819 of Kalanimokuʻs baptism after the death of Kamehameha.

Whether you subscribe to the original Hae Hawaiʻi flag or the Kanaka Maoli Flag, I believe one thing is undisputed. The pride and love given by all who stand under are unbridled. Our people are activated with a renewed vigor, to self determine and restore the years of persecution and disrespect. We are native indigenous people of this land and for too long have been marginalized. “ONIPAʻA KAKOU”

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TRILOCKS SNAPBACK & ALOHA MEANS HELLO TEE

Posted in Updates on July 26th, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Saturday, July 27 at 11am HST.

TRILOCKS

Aloha kākou!

We have a special brand new release tomorrow, where we completely bypassed the logo on the front and focused strictly on the pattern and material. The Trilocks snapback features a black and yellow trilock pattern over the entire crown and visor, with a black undervisor, all crafted in 100% nylon micro-ripstop. The side crown is stitched in yellow, while the New Era logo, back Cheehuu logo, eyelets, top button, and snap enclosure are done in black. Releasing alongside the Trilocks snapback is a matching new Aloha Means Hello tee, utilizing a trilock fill printed in black ink on a black tee.

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