A/W TRADEWINDS COLLECTION

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Posted in Updates on February 17th, 2017 by FITTED

Releasing in-store and online this Saturday, February 18 at 11am HST.

A/W TRADEWINDS
Photo: @jasonjko
Model: @badmckinney

 

Aloha kākou!

This Saturday, we celebrate our seasonal delivery run with the final release from our A/W Tradewinds Collection. Our natural tradewinds are unique and special to our islands, evoking a welcoming and affectionate reaction when they breeze through. Frequently described as a “natural air conditioner,” we not only look forward to the trades for the cool climate it brings, but also as a signal of calm and pleasant weather for outdoor activities such as surfing, fishing, or boating, which all heavily depend on great weather conditions.

For visual inspiration, we look to the old Hawaiian ʻōlelo noʻeau (proverb): “Ke kupu, o ka ʻaina ua malie, ua au koaʻe,” which translates to “The natives of the land declare that the weather is calm when the tropic bird travels afar.” The koaʻe (tropic bird) thus became symbolic as a sign of great weather when soaring far out at sea. Throughout the collection, there are numerous references to the koaʻe, along with nautical elements and climate map imagery, to help strengthen the overall aesthetic vision.

Two new patterns were created based on a climate map of the Pacific Ocean—TRDWND_EARTHBLUE and TRDWND_BLACKNIGHT—showing the wind direction as it flows during the hoʻoilo (wet) season in Hawaiʻi. We’ve also put extensive focus and care into our cut & sew program, introducing new pieces throughout the collection that are geared toward highly technical construction through our new TropTech tier, as well as premium lifestyle construction through our new OutFitted tier. And as usual, all items from this A/W Tradewinds Collection are limited in size and quantity and will not be reproduced.

 

Kamahele Day Pack – Black DPICT Camo
For the final release of our A/W Tradewinds Collection, we’re releasing a limited version of our Kamahele Day Pack in Black DPICT Camo. Starting with the design, it features a large 30-liter main drawstring compartment, two side zippered compartments, small front zippered compartment with organizer and front zippered stash pocket, inner mesh zippered compartment, and a hidden compartment in the back padding, which is made from tri-lock-stitched breathable mesh padding. The straps also have the same mesh padding for extra comfort, as well as four multipurpose D-rings and a cross-chest harness for added support. The elastic top lid secures the contents with two buckles, while two more buckled straps are seen underneath the bag for additional storage. We used premium construction throughout, with 1000 denier oxford nylon upper covered in black DPICT Camo and red tarpeline covering the bottom for maximum durability in all seasons. We also used high quality YKK zippers with mil-spec paracord pull-tabs and Duraflex side-release buckles for premium strength. FITTED branding details include the new mil-spec label on the right compartment, black tri-lock bike light loop with ASD tri-lock tag on the front compartment, and the Aloha Served Daily motto printed on the inside base.

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Basin Premium Tee – Black
Our last seasonal Basin Premium Tee is made in black and features the TRDWND_BLACKNIGHT pattern on the large tri-lock gusset on the back. Crafted under our TropTech label due to its technical activewear properties, this premium dry-fit tee also features contrasting yellow tri-lock side seam inserts and a yellow tri-lock stitched inner tag. A small FITTED logo is printed on the back above the tri-lock gusset, and to the left is an ASD tri-lock tag stitched into the yoke. It also features a contoured hem in the back with a straight hem in the front.

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