TURKEY OF THE SEA

Friday, November 29th, 2013 by

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There is nothing more beautiful than a Hawaiian sunset with the exception of a Hawaiian sunrise… haven’t seen one? A must do for any respectable bucket list. With Thanksgiving a couple days away I took some PTO on Tuesday to see if we could pick up some pupus for the big meal. The morning blessed us with a unreal sunrise which looked like Ra himself was straddling the Waianae mountain range… good stuff. After wrestling the elements for a few hours we finally bumped into the fish… plenty to enjoy. Oh that (The West Side) tank top… call the shop they can hook you up. – RM

OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS: XXVI

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 by

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BLACK FRIDAY 2013 “PŌ PAUʻOLE”

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 by

Releasing in-store on Black Friday, November 29, 2013. We will open at midnight and we will close when everything is sold.

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Black Friday has always been an important day for us. We strive to create an event that you—our ‘ohana—will enjoy coming to and leaving from. For us itʻs not just a sale, but a great experience.

Last year we embraced the dark with our ‘Ele‘ele Ambush in the Night collection. This year we wanted to explore the dark a little deeper, through the teachings of our Hawaiian ancestors. While cultures around the world have their own beliefs on the creation of life, ancient Hawaiians used the Kumulipo (creation) chant to tell their story. They believed that the creation of life happened in 16 wā, or eras—the first 8 wā in darkness, and the second 8 wā in light.

The belief that essence preceded existence is the basis of our Black Friday collection, aptly titled “Pō Pau‘ole,” which roughly translates to “never-ending darkness.” It is our respectful nod to the Kumulipo chant and our way of sharing the story of creation with you.

Using five snapbacks as our canvas, we’ve commissioned our good friend Shawn Kaho‘olemanaʻs incredible natural photos to help paint the picture of Pō Pauʻole and creation in an amazing visual narrative.

Shawn is one of our oldest friends here at FITTED. We really respect and love what he is doing now, and to be able to work with him and showcase his amazing work is truly an honor.

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We asked him to tell us a little more about himself, and here are his words:

“O aloha mai kakou. O Shawn Kahoʻolemana Naone koʻu inoa a he Hawaiʻi. Noho au i Palehua aka no Aliapaʻakai mai au. My name is Shawn Kahoʻolemana Naone and I am Hawaiian. I live in Makakilo but was raised in Salt Lake. I am a student with two concurrent majors, one in Native Hawaiian Studies and one in Social Work.  I went through many years of life with minimal curiosity on what it meant to be kanaka ʻoiwi (Native Hawaiian), in fact I never realized that I had a kuleana (responsibility) to learn and share what my kupuna had practiced and lived so many hundreds of years ago. I lived with this huikau (confusion) for many years until I discovered the value of my culture, the Hawaiian culture. This huikau I feel is one of the main reasons Native Hawaiians are the leaders in the demographic of the incarcerated, the homeless, the substance abusers, and the diasporic.

“I started to document my journey of what I learned in and out of the classroom, and at the same time I got to share my culture to those who were in the same boat as I. My philosophy on photography is a complex one but then again, aren’t all Hawaiians living in this ever changing modern day and age. The word for picture is kiʻi, but it also means image, picture, statue, tiki, likeness (as in art imitating life or more importantly vice versa), and also it means to fetch, to acquire, and obtain. So it is my paradox as well my opportunity to be pono in my art by taking a picture without actually talking but observing and giving a response to what I see. I try to makawalu others by showing the multiple angles of a certain object, and how it’s juxtaposition affects everything around it and that we are all connected. There are many ways of seeing one thing.”

Below are the five pieces of the Pōpauʻole narrative, using descriptions based on Shawnʻs own writings. Each hat will be on sale for $39.99.

 

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AWA LUNCH BREAK

Monday, November 25th, 2013 by

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The last weeks holiday financial juggle had me stressed. But with light winds I didn’t stay stressed for long. Decided a lunchtime paddle on the scupper would remedy any angst. The ocean always calms. Headed to the spot with a new pink papio feather dragging behind the kayak. Nothing for an hour so switched it out to the old faithful while still in the shallows…and as the line was still going out hooked up to a very muscular awa awa. These guys can scrap and this one put on quite an aerial show followed by multiple runs each time I got him close. Ended up bringing him back to the warehouse and throwing him on the grill with hawaiian salt and liberal dousing of ponzu sauce… mean afternoon snack. – RM

HOLIDAY 2013 D1 PT1 “WE DON’T FLY HALF FAST”

Friday, November 22nd, 2013 by

Releasing in-store and online this Saturday, November 23, 2013.

We Don't Fly Half Fast

Aloha kākou!

Hawaiians were always taught to look at things from all perspectives. While the ‘io (hawk) is in flight, it maintains a watchful eye over all that occurs. A hunter with impeccable vision and prestige, he shall forever be an aliʻi of the sky. This is precisely why the ‘io adorns the morale patch of our military inspired airborne collection. Our squadron creed “We Don’t Fly Half Fast” embodies our commitment to excellence in all that we do with zero hesitation. We don’t fly half fast, we fly FULL SPEED.

The 1st wave of our D1 collection consists of 7 t-shirts for men, and 1 for the ladies. All garments feature our special mil-spec label.

“Fly or Fall” Raglan Tee – Black/White (60% Cotton, 40% Polyester)
Featuring our new ‘io morale patch graphic over the heart, with our “AIRBORNE ASD-116″ squadron moniker above.

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OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS: XXV

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 by

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JINGLE HOOPS

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 by

Such a dope commercial featuring some of the NBA stars which includes Steph Curry! Go Dubs! Side note…those jerseys are ugly! Lol.

BOSTON RED SOX

Monday, November 18th, 2013 by

Releasing Tuesday, November 19th, 2013.

Aloha kākou!

For this Tuesday’s release, we are dropping an on-field authentic 59FIFTY fitted Boston Red Sox hat. This hat is designed to exact specifications that your favorite Boston players wear on the field. It has a navy crown with a red button, and embroidered with the famous “Hanging Socks” logo. Pick up yours tomorrow!

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BAT KID

Sunday, November 17th, 2013 by

“Once again, some faith has been restored in humanity.”
Make A Wish Foundation of Hawaii

OFFSHORE

Friday, November 15th, 2013 by

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