Sebastian J. Valdes

Name
Sebastian J. Valdes
AKA
Bobby Filipino aka Bobby McEnroe aka Sea-Bass aka Young Hyphy aka Young Handsome
Favorite place in Hawaii?
Wherever the BBQ and FITTED EZ ups are.
One thing you can't live without?
Mi Familia
What are you doing when you aren't working?
Getting Tatted.
Favorite FITTED hat?
I have 2. Black Kala & Pantanama Snapback
What inspires you?
My Team

RECAP OF AGENDA LONG BEACH

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

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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!

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RE2PECT

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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.

*Tips cap*

ISLAND REGGAE FEST 2014

Monday, July 14th, 2014

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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!

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SHOP CHECK: 180 BOARDSHOP

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

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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.

instagram: @180boardshop

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Check them out and say what’s up to the owner, Chris. He’ll take care of you!

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SHOP CHECK: 1985 GALLERY

Friday, July 4th, 2014

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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

https://www.facebook.com/1985Gallery

instagram: @1985gallery

twitter: @1985gallery

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SHIT SALES REPS SAY

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Shit Sales Reps Say from Crailtap on Vimeo.

A SUNDAY AFTERNOON BY THE BAY

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

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Living out here in The Bay, you got to take advantage of the nice weather when you can! So my Sunday afternoon was spent checking out the Treasure Island Flea Market. It was actually my first time checking it out and it only happens once a month, so with the addition to the sun being out, there were food trucks, a band playing live music, kids running around, garlic fries being consumed, rummaging through old vintage items, etc. Overall a great day. Anyway, hope you enjoyed your weekend.

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SHOP CHECK: CUKUI

Friday, June 27th, 2014

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With this weeks “Shop Check,” lets check out the good fellas and lady (I didn’t forget about you Meesh) over at Cukui’s flagship store located in Japan Town in San Jose, CA. Ran by the Locquiao brothers, Orly and Jason, opened up shop a couple years back and have been a staple in the San Jose community ever since. The shop holds art shows and features pieces from various artists and showcases their work for a month. This month, Cukui’s very own, Orly, will be the featured artist. They are also getting ready to open up their second location on Haight Street in San Francisco, which is home to Black Scale, TRUE, FTC, Pink Dolphin and Diamond. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and check out some of his work, pick up a couple of tees and cop a hat..or three.

Cukui 229 Jackson Street San Jose, CA 95112

Shop Hours Tues-Sat: 11-7pm Sun: 12-5pm (408) 899-2768

Twitter: @cukuiclothing

Follow them on instagram: @cukui

www.cukui.com

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“TECHNOLOGY, CULTURE AND CONSUMER ADOPTION: LEARNING TO READ THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE.”

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

If you got some time, watch this.

AUTISM ACCEPTANCE

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

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Please take the time to read this message from my sister,

“Two years ago when Noah was diagnosed, I felt like I was hit in the stomach with a baseball bat. I was shocked. No, I was devastated. I cried (shocking).  I was given a “100 day” manual by the doctor and “I’ll see you in 9months to a year or sooner if he gets worse.” Wait, WHAT?  I wanted Noah to get better! I wanted to hit the ground running….but I had no idea which direction to go, who to turn to for guidance, or where to even begin. Who do I call first? What do I ask for? What help does he need?  IDEA, PT, OT, LRE, ABA, IEP was all just alphabet soup. Think of the childhood game Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Getting the tail on the donkey equated to getting Noah recovered and here I was spinning around blindfolded. When I found TACA Hawaii, I stopped spinning. I found a wonderful support group consisting of dedicated, passionate and caring parents with whom I shared a common goal of curing our children of autism. TACA provided me with a blueprint and steps to get me going on the journey.Today Noah is an intelligent, handsome, athletic, affectionate and sweet child who loves to sing and dance. He has a fantastic comedic side and when has that twinkle in his eye, flashes you a smile….watch out! He’ll capture your heart. We are extremely blessed to have Noah as our son.The CDC just reported 1 in 68 children in 2010 have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. Last year I reported 1 in 54 boys are affected. Now Noah is 1 in 49.TACA is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. TACA Hawaii has been a tremendous blessing for me and my family. With their support I have found REAL HELP NOW.Please consider making a donation to TACA on Noah’s behalf. Any amount big or small is greatly appreciated.Mahalo nui loa!Aloha Pumehana, The VALDES LUTU OHANA – Kip, Gabrielle, Noah, Kaia and Kylie”

7 days left to help Noah reach his goal and consider a small donation ($5, $10,) on his behalf, please click here!. On behalf of my sister and her family, thank you in advanced for helping in any way possible!

Aloha

-Sebastian