KAMEHAMEHA 59FIFTY, BARSET TEE, THE SECRET ESCAPE TEE, THE SECRET ESCAPE LONG-SLEEVE TEE, THE SECRET ESCAPE HOODIE, & THE SECRET ESCAPE LETTERPRESS PRINT

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Tuesday, February 19 at 11am HST.

POW WOW

POW WOW

POW WOW

Aloha kākou!

To coincide with the conclusion of this year’s incredible POW! WOW! Hawaii art show in the Kakaʻako area surrounding our warehouse, we are excited to release a collaboration capsule with Gavin Murai of Reckon Shop, using the mural he painted on our very own warehouse wall. As a special addition to the collection, we will have a very limited amount of handmade letterpress prints made by Jiwa Jiwa Press. Please continue reading below for Ola’s backstory on the design and collaboration:

We believe in being students of the game, whether it’s arts, sports, music, film, or design—taking these opportunities and converting them into inspiration. It becomes a symbiotic component within our ecosystem and ultimately becomes a part of the FITTED ethos. None more equally important than our first collection of graphics. Some may know the infamous “Escape To Paradise” reference, but if you don’t, here we go!

In 1993, directed by Brian De Palma, Carlito’s Way became one of the many jumping boards during the genesis of what is now known as FITTED. The classic bad-guy-gone-good, then pressured to be bad again, was the perfect back drop. Carlito Brigante (played by Al Pachino) wants out the game and to move to the Bahamas with his straight and narrow girlfriend to open a moped stand, but his old surroundings have other plans. The now famous movie has not only inspired us to follow our dreams and open a shop, but to open a shop already in paradise. For us the idea of “escape” is layered in truths and realties of actually living and navigating through the socioeconomic disparity of Hawaiʻi. While to the outside world, “escaping” to this place seems like a no-brainer, alas, reality could sting just as hard and paradise becomes lost. Now, 15 years later we find ourselves nestled between some the most expensive real estate locations on the planet.

Kakaʻako is ground zero for POW! WOW! Hawaii, now in its ninth year and we are fortunate have shared in the past six. Our wall sits proudly on Pohukaina near Cooke street. Every year we work with the directors to select an appropriate artist that syncs with our ideology. For 2019, we had the opportunity to team up with Gavin Murai (Reckon Shop), who happens to be one of our own to tackle this monstrous wall. We took a “designer’s approach” to this and because of the size, our whole team including friends jumped in to kokua.

We introduced into the ethos “The Secret” in October 2018, which shares the same thought principles as “Escape To Paradise.” Gavin combined the two and added some makawalu in the mix, resulting in our new design “The Secret Escape.” Equally important to our process of design, “makawalu” was a theme we explored many walls ago (Gaia/Solomon Enos/Prime) and still lives on in the layers beneath. This level was added with another newly introduced design called “Barset,” which became the base layer for “The Secret Escape.” Much like our recent Glitch logo, the bold typography of “Escape To Paradise” gets the disrupted treatment in “Barset,” pulling its underlying DNA from hae Hawaiʻi, our state or national flag. By removing the union jack and distilling the ideology to the direct design brief Kamehameha ʻEkahi instructed, these eight bars represent the eight major islands in Hawaiʻi. Each one unique, each one strong, each one resilient!

And for the very first time, we decided to commemorate this wall mural and IP (intellectual property) with a capsule collection with Gavin. Included in the collection is our new Escape2Paradise [Barset] tee in black, The Secret Escape tee, long-sleeve tee, and hoodie in white, guava, and orange respectively, and a new Kamehameha 59FIFTY in all-black polyester pique with a satin trilock inner liner.

We also have a very special limited edition letterpress poster, each one handmade by the good people at Jiwa Jiwa Press and individually numbered. Circling back to my opening statement about being a student to the game, we wholeheartedly believe Jiwa Jiwa Press shares in this same mindset. Meticulously skilled with their in-house vintage letterpress machine, it reminds us all that beauty is found within the process as much as the end result. We encourage you to take a look into the forgotten art of letterpress and fall in love with our consistent favorite, the irregularities! Mahalo to Kila, JJparkz, Preston and Ola on the wall this past week with Gavin!

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LETTERPRESS PRINT

FITSTRIKE RELEASE: KAMEHAMEHA SNAPBACK & WTCF TEE

Friday, February 15th, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Saturday, February 16 at 11am HST.

FITSTRIKE

Aloha kākou!

This Saturday, we’re releasing a new Kamehameha snapback and Who The Crown Fits tee under our FITSTRIKE program. The Kamehameha snapback features a black base and undervisor with white visor, top button, and snap enclosure, and accented with champagne embroidery and eyelets. The matching WTCF tee features a champagne fill with white outline on the front and a champagne crown on the back, printed on a black tee.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: VALENTINE’S DAY H PRIDE SNAPBACK, BRIGANTE VALENTINE’S TEE, & BRIGANTE VALENTINE’S LONG-SLEEVE TEE

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Thursday, February 14 at 11am HST.

H PRIDE

Aloha kākou!

In lieu of our normal Tuesday release this week, we’ve decided to do a special release on Valentine’s Day for all the lovebirds out there. The H Pride snapback features an ultra-soft and supple red velour material on the base, with tonal red embroidery on the front and back, white embroidery on the side, and finished off with a white snap enclosure. The Brigante Valentine’s design flips the popular slogan into Aloha Served Nightly rather than Aloha Served Daily, and features a neon-tube rose instead of the usual paradise setting. The special design is printed on a black tee and black long-sleeve tee, with the long-sleeve also featuring repeating logos down the sleeves.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: MUA 59FIFTY & SPIT GAME TEE

Thursday, February 7th, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Saturday, February 9 at 11am HST.

FITSTRIKE

Aloha kākou!

UH baseball season is right around the corner—on February 15 against Portland to be exact—and we’re getting hyped with this Saturday’s FITSTRIKE release. The Mua 59FIFTY features a neutral grey base, with the classic ‘Bows logo colors on the front Mua, along with black side New Era logo, black back crest, and black top button. Releasing alongside the Mua is a brand new design aptly titled Spit Game, printed on a black tee. Anyone who’s been around a baseball field knows the inspiration behind this tee. The one and only David Sunflower Seeds—a staple in the dugout, with a FITTED twist.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: H PRIDE SNAPBACK, MUA STRAPBACK, & HALF TIME TEE

Monday, February 4th, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Tuesday, February 5 at 11am HST.

FITSTRIKE

Aloha kākou!

Tuesday’s FITSTRIKE release consists of two new hats and a matching tee, centered around woodland camouflage colors. The H Pride snapback uses the new relaxed Retro Crown silhouette dipped in full woodland camouflage, with black eyelets, white embroidery, and white snap enclosure. The Mua 9TWENTY curved visor strapback features a white base, black embroidery, and woodland camouflage undervisor and adjustable strap. The Half Time tee utilizes the colors from the woodland camouflage pattern within the Half Time design, printed on a black tee.

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WAIʻALEʻALE MUA, ALOHA REPEAT TEE, ALOHA REPEAT TANK TOP, & ALOHA REPEAT SWEATER

Friday, February 1st, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Saturday, February 2 at 11am HST.

WAIʻALEʻALE MUA

Video/Photo: @kashakamu
Model: @camidolly

Aloha kākou!

First released as part of our Spring ‘14 “Water is Life” collection, the popular Waiʻaleʻale pattern makes a much-anticipated return this Saturday on an all-weather-ready Mua snapback. The pattern is printed on the entire trucker mesh base, connected to black neoprene front panels and visor. The undervisor, inner sweatband, and top button are done in red nylon ripstop, while the side New Era logo is stitched in white and black, the side crown and back shaka are stitched in white, and the front Mua is stitched in white and bright colors tying back to the Waiʻaleʻale pattern. It also features a white snap enclosure, black and white crest tag, and metal eyelets painted white. Along with the Waiʻaleʻale Mua, we’ll be releasing a matching Aloha Repeat design on a black tee, black tank top, and black pullover sweater.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: ESCAPE TO PARADISE SNAPBACK, ALOHA BALL TEE, & SUPER BOWL WTCF TEES

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Tuesday, January 29 at 11am HST.

FITSTRIKE

Aloha kākou!

We’re releasing a new Escape to Paradise snapback and three tees today under our FITSTRIKE program. The Escape to Paradise snapback features a navy base with white embroidery, eyelets, and snap enclosure, which matches perfectly with the navy blue Aloha Ball tee. We also have two Super Bowl Who The Crown Fits tees to match up nicely with the Super Bowl Mua snapbacks released this past Saturday. There’s a Rams colorway featuring yellow and white print on a navy tee, and a Patriots colorway featuring navy and red print on a white tee.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: SUPER BOWL MUA SNAPBACKS

Friday, January 25th, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Saturday, January 26 at 11am HST.

FITSTRIKE

Aloha kākou!

To help make your Super Bowl cipher complete, we’re releasing two new FITSTRIKE Mua snapbacks this Saturday, utilizing colors tying back to the AFC and NFC champs. The Patriots Mua features a navy blue base with light grey visor and eyelets, along with red undervisor, top button, side logo, and snap enclosure. The front logo, back logo, and eyelets are all stitched in white. The Rams Mua features a royal blue base, with navy blue undervisor, eyelets, and back logo. The top button, snap enclosure, and side logo are all yellow, while the front logo is stitched in yellow and navy blue.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: H PRIDE SNAPBACK, KEIKI H PRIDE SNAPBACK, TRILOCKS TEE, & KEIKI TRILOCKS TEE

Monday, January 21st, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Tuesday, January 22 at 11am HST.

FITSTRIKE

Aloha kākou!

Tuesday’s FITSTRIKE release consists of a matching adult and keiki H Pride set and Trilocks tee set. The two H Pride snapbacks feature metallic copper embroidery on a black base with a white snap enclosure, while the matching Trilocks tees feature copper print on a white tee.

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ALOHA SNAPBACK & LOCAL 116 TEE

Friday, January 18th, 2019 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Saturday, January 19 at 11am HST.

ALOHA

Aloha kākou!

This Saturday, we have a special Aloha snapback releasing, featuring a camo-on-camo aesthetic, which utilizes a woodland camouflage base and unique woodland camouflage stitching on the front Aloha logo. The Aloha is outlined in white, matching the white New Era logo and back Cheehuu logo, while the snap enclosure and side crown are black, and it’s finished off with an ASD flag tag on the back. In stark contrast to the camouflage Aloha, we’re pairing it with a bright yellow Local 116 tee with black print.

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