Haight Street has been a popular location even long before any of the “street wear” shops opened up. OG shops like TRUE and FTC have been holding it down over the years while newer ones like Black Scale, Pink Dolphin, Shoe Biz, add to the already busy block. Today I decided to hit up Haight Street to check out the two new shops on the block. Our San Jose family, Cukui, made the trek up the 101 and opened up shop in the city this past Saturday while hometown Nicky Diamond opened up down the street. Both shop build outs came out clean but would you expect any less? These two shops will definitely add to the culture of Haight Street. Congrats again to Jae, Orly and the rest of the Cukui family and to Spank, G and the rest of the Diamond SF crew.
(For anyone who is looking for our Summer D1 hats, Cukui SF, still has some in stock so hit them up!)
This past Saturday was spent at the park, celebrating baby Violet’s 1st birthday. She spent the day surrounded by friends and family, uncles and aunties, tacos and candy…yes, they had a taco truck there along with the candy table and fondue set. Pretty snazzy set up for the steezy little girl’s first birthday party. It was great seeing a bunch of my friends from High School, some whom I haven’t seen in hella years. I found my old camera so I figured why not start using it more, especially on occasions such as this. But I ended up forgetting that I had it and half these pics are from my phone and/or CT’s phone. But don’t worry Vi, uncle will take better pics at your 2nd birthday party!
For all our our SoCal folks, San Diego (Lemon Grove) specifically, check out one of our accounts, Goodlife Tattoo! Goodlife offers that island feel atmosphere where you can get great tribal work done by Tha Kuya or Brandon, grab a FITTED and feel right at home. I still have yet to get some work done by either of them but it is looking like it is about that time. Goodlife also carries product from our ohana Cukui. Whenever you are in the area, check them out, get a tat and pick up a hat! Tha Kuya, whats good?! I need to get some work done!
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Last week Thursday, I took the first flight out to LA and pretty much spent like 30 hours in LA/Long Beach to check out the Agenda Trade Show. A quick in and out trip to meet with some of our wholesale accounts, potential accounts and to network and keep the channel of communication from Hawaii to the mainland strong. It was also good seeing some of the homies whom I haven’t seen in a while, kill it at the show. This show did seem a little busier and more packed then the last one in Long Beach, but last one, I was just at our booth all day showing, so that could be the reason why. But we should be showing again soon, stay tuned!
I am in no way, shape, or form a New York Yankee fan, but growing up playing shortstop, I followed shortstops like Royce Clayton, Nomar Garciaparra, A-Rod before he was juicing and of course Derek Jeter. Tonight was his last All-Star game, he’s definitely had a great career and it is only fitting that he gets the “RE2PECT” he deserves.
This past Saturday was Island Reggae Fest, thrown by Cukui, over at Great America in Santa Clara. CT and I drove down to support and spend the day with our Cukui family and this was my first time checking this event out. This is a crazy event! Hella people and families were out enjoying the day at the park, good island music, some (hella) people were putting it in the air, good vibes all around, it was dope, really felt like I was back in Honolulu, but with a certain “city” feel to it. It kind of felt like Birthday Bash over at the Waikiki Shell. Of course I was thinking how much FITTED product I would see and I definitely didn’t expect this but FITTED hats and shirts were EVERYWHERE, Island Camo, Wai’Ale’Ale prints, Aloha’s, Kamehameha’s, were all over the place. Definitely a good feeling seeing all the FITTED gear being rocked. Shout out to Cukui family, Jae, Orly, Justin, Danny, Hot Rain, Chris Reezy, Blaine, Boog, ThaKuya and most importantly, Happy Birthday, Nixon!
So I’m a day late on posting the weekly “Shop Check” feature but I was in Long Beach for the Agenda Trade show. Stay tuned for that post soon. But on to the featured shop, we are headed back to the islands, specially Maui, to feature one of the very shops to carry FITTED, 180 Boardshop. They carry other brands such as, in4mation, Huf, Cukui, Crooks and Castles, Diamond Supply Co., illest, 808allday, to name a few. Its a great shop ran by great folks! They have been down since day 1 with our wholesale program and we are definitely grateful for their continued support throughout the years.
Check them out and say what’s up to the owner, Chris. He’ll take care of you!
This week Shop Check’s feature is one of our newest accounts, 1985 Gallery (formally known as Kick City). Located in the Westlake Shopping Center in Daly City, CA, not only do they carry FITTED, Huf, The Hundreds, Undftd, Stussy, to name a few, are brands they are fully stocked with. They also are one of Nike’s top tier account, getting all the latest releases and having customers line up and camp out days before the releases. Nikes, Jordans, FITTED…can’t go wrong with these choices! Check them out and say what up to Cris and Joe, the good folks over at 1985 Gallery.
451 Westlake Shopping Center Daly City, CA 94015
Mon-Sat: 11:00am-8:00pm Sun:11:00am-7:00pm 650 756 3620