HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Thursday, October 31st, 2013 by

Kaiser showed me this clip and had me dying! I am not one for haunted houses but I would go with a group of friends and probably be just as scared as the guy in the clip! Enjoy the video and have a safe Halloween!

RECREATIONAL RENAISSANCE

Thursday, October 31st, 2013 by

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Fresh off our trip to South Kona last month Capri and I got a last minute invite to North Kona with Kema and the gang, more specifically to Jeff and Lissa’s compound in Kiholo. Since I had been there only once before and the Big island seems to have really gotten in my blood lately I thought it a wise decision to except the invite. Kristen’s work schedule can be quite demanding at times and she was unable to get the weekend off so it would be Capri and I alone on this one. No problemo as you know already Capri is plenty fine rolling hard with the boys and I always love investing in her adventure education. After enjoying a few pre-flight cocktails at the HNL airport before boarding time it came to my attention that this trip was put together to celebrate Kema’s birthday… oh boy. So while most people on Oahu were stuck in Friday traffic we were jetting out to the Kona Coast to rough it for a few days, rough being a loose term of course. Arriving at the house in the dark had me counting the hours until dawn, I couldn’t wait to show Capri the natural beauty or wait for her to feel the solace that Kiholo is known for. First light did not disappoint.

The boys came packing some serious dive gear, Kamea’s spear gun looked deadly and I think the two fat Uhus he shot will concur. While Jeff and the boys took to the water Lissa took to Capri like only a true Auntie would. You see Lissa’s family has owned this property since before she was born and she has been spending many of her favorite times here since then. Lissa shared her childhood fishing hole which just happens to be in the backyard with Capri and treated her to a gyotaku of the catch… memories I tell ya. The house itself is nestled in between a historic fishpond and a beautiful blue lagoon and local legend says that King Kamehameha’s bones are resting in a secret underwater cave somewhere in the area… kinda heavy.

With no electricity available it kept everyone off their instabrags and in the moment, good thing to because there are plenty of amazing sights to enjoy in Kiholo. Each day brought us crispy glassy mornings, lazy afternoons and balmy nights mix in a constant supply of ice chilled coconuts and cuzzo lights and I ask… do you need more? It is easy to become dull from routine and getting off the grid for a moment no matter how short it may be seems to be what keeps me sharp and I think all in attendance will agree with that sentiment. Happy Birthday Kema until the next one. – RM

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Oh yeah almost forgot… this hat Capri is wearing, Kema made it… he is native like that.

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OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS: XXII

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 by

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‘MASTER OF THE SHORE BREAK’

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 by

‘it doesn’t matter if everyone is doing it, you just have to do it better.’

NAVY BLUE MUA

Monday, October 28th, 2013 by

Releasing Tuesday, October 29th.

Aloha kākou!

This Tuesday we will be releasing a new MUA snapback featuring a navy blue crown, charcoal grey visor, and a red to white gradient logo. Mahalo to everyone that came out to the shop on Saturday! We hope to see you guys tomorrow!

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NAVIGATORS OF THE UNKNOWN FALL 2013 PRODUCT SHOTS

Friday, October 25th, 2013 by

Releasing Saturday, October 26th. In-store, online and at these fine retailers.

Aloha kākou!

Update: Releasing this Saturday is FALL 2013 wholesale line “Navigators of the Unknown.” Here are the detailed images of all of our product from the fall look book.

 

FITTED “Logo” Tee – Black – Military Green / Infrared

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OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS: XXI

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 by

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NAVIGATORS OF THE UNKNOWN FALL LOOK BOOK 2013

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 by

Releasing Saturday, October 26, 2013.

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The deeper modern science delves into history, the more evidence is uncovered proving that the ancient Kanaka Maoli of Hawai‘i were far from primitive or unsophisticated civilization. Many of the Western world’s great navigators were using rudimentary navigational tools. However, despite the lack of such essential instruments, the Kanaka Maoli were able to circumnavigate the seas using a basic fundamental set of skills that involved the “altitude of stars passing overhead, a mental record of courses steered, the places on the horizon of rising and setting of familiar stars, ocean swells”, and their expert mastery of clouds.

With these superb capabilities, such highly distinguished men, such as the High Priest Pa‘ao, were able to sail back and forth between the Leeward islands of Tahiti and Hawai‘i, where he mustered the reinforcement of Pili, who was “a prince of the purest lineage.” With Pili on his side, Pa‘ao sailed back to Hawai‘i where he appointed Pili king, who would go on to develop the Kingdom, which Kamehameha would later succeed, as rightfully so, as Kamehameha is direct descendent of Pili.

We all know about such esteemed navigators which include Vespucci, Colombus, Vasco de Gama, and James Cook. However, our focus is on our hero’s such as Tupaia, Mau Pialug, Nainoa Thompson or Kaulu; the great Navigators of the Unknown.

The Navigators of the Unknown is our illustrative testimony to the celebrated navigational prowess of the great seafarers of the Pacific who were able to navigate by strict use of nature, sans any modern tools.
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Mauka scene models : Sal Alicio / Kurtis Loo / Logan Penz / Tyler Penz / Amber Pocock
w/ special thanks to Kelsey Jandoc of KxJKinis. Jake and Sheila Penz (Parents of Logan and Tyler Penz)

Makai scene models : Kalena Kealani Cueto / Kaleena Kwe / Robert Kapuni Patcho / Peter Valenti / Austin Zavala

Photos Courtesy of: Stephen Suzuki (@prototypical808)

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MANOA MIST TEE AND NEW H PRIDE SNAP BACK

Monday, October 21st, 2013 by

Releasing Tuesday, October 22nd.

Aloha kākou!

This week we have an updated throwback for Tuesdays release. We’re bringing back the “Manoa Mist” on a grey tee with a vintage Hawaiʻi look and rainbow graphic. This tee would go perfectly with any of our Les Murakami inspired University of Hawaiʻi caps. Also dropping is an H pride hat in yellow and black. Be sure to stop by and grab a set! See you guys at the shop!

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LIFE IS NOT A RACE

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 by

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