FITSTRIKE RELEASE: KAMEHAMEHA A-FRAME SNAPBACK

Monday, September 12th, 2016 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Tuesday, September 13 at 11am HST.

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Aloha kākou!

We’ll be releasing a new FITSTRIKE Kamehameha A-Frame snapback this Tuesday, featuring a red crown with a dark navy blue visor and top button. All logos are stitched in white to match the snap enclosure, while the undervisor is finished in classic kelly green. Please note that because of the A-Frame’s unique fit, there are two sizes to choose from: “Small–Medium” should fit sizes 6 7/8–7 1/2 while “Medium–Large” should fit sizes 7 1/4–7 3/4.

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SPRING 2016 DELIVERY “HUI”

Thursday, March 17th, 2016 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Saturday, March 19th at 11am HST.
Please note that because of the A-Frame’s unique fit, there will be two sizes to choose from: “Small–Medium” should fit sizes 6 7/8–7 1/2 while “Medium–Large” should fit sizes 7 1/4–7 3/4.

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Photo: @toshiichi

Aloha kākou!

For our Spring 2016 collection, rather than look elsewhere for inspiration, we chose to turn our attention to those closest to us—our FITTED ‘ohana. This season, we’re getting up close and personal with our “hui” (Hawaiian for club or company), as we allowed each of our team members to dream up two hats, each utilizing their choice of silhouette (59FIFTY fitted or 9FIFTY snapback), front logo, color-blocking, and materials—resulting in unique pieces that hold special value to the team members that created them. A few of our stockists on the Mainland will release their own store exclusives in the near future as well. Please note that all hats in this collection were produced in limited quantities.

Each piece has a special story behind it, and what better way to hear those stories than from the creators themselves? Every release will be authored by the team member responsible for that design, for an even more personal touch. This Spring season, we hope to share a little more about our hui with you.

 

Name: Jonel Carlo T. Jugueta

AKA: Jojo, Merjojo, @thejoneljugueta

Title/Position: Product Shot Photographer

Favorite place in Hawaii? Alan Davis, UH Photolab, and Home

One thing you can’t live without? Family

What are you doing when you aren’t working? Working in the darkroom at UH

Favorite FITTED hat? Sailing ʻĀina and anything that’s shallow

What inspires you? God, Family, Friends, Analog Photography, Analog Photographers, Man Ray, Dan Estabrook, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Alfred Stieglitz

KIʻI KULĀIWI A-FRAME SNAPBACK
By Jonel Jugueta

Some of you may know that I am a photographer. It has been my passion for almost seven years and during that time, I have done both digital and darkroom photography. I started out using my brother’s Canon Rebel XS. I had no idea how to use it so I watched YouTube videos on how to use DSLRs. I started out taking pictures of landscapes, which was simple to do. Over time, I began taking up portraiture, covering first birthdays, weddings, and graduation parties.

When I started attending the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, I began studying darkroom (or analog) photography because it intrigued me. My passion for darkroom photography has taught me to be patient in creating a picture—from shooting a 35mm film camera, developing the film, and creating the print in the darkroom. When my first print started to dry and I finally started seeing the details, I began to appreciate the time I had put in the darkroom. Since then I have put in countless hours in the darkroom—from 9 a.m. to almost 5 a.m. the next day. Then, I repeat my routine. I have also used many types of cameras, which range from digital to 35mm film, medium- and large-format film.

This hat is dedicated to all aspiring darkroom photographers and those out in the world. Whether you’re a Canon, Nikon, or Leica user, and regardless of your preferences, this hat represents you. #filmisnotdead #FIND

This Kulāiwi is inspired by the Canon camera lenses, with the name “Kiʻi” meaning “image or photograph” in Hawaiian. The black base is the signature color of Canon’s luxury lenses called the L-glass. It also represents the absence of light in the darkroom. The leather all over represents the luxurious style of the lenses. It also boasts a red New Era flag which symbolizes the signature red ring on the high-end lenses, as well as the red light you see in the darkroom. The white “Honolulu” logo symbolizes the white Canon logo on each of their lenses. The undervisor, back crest, and snap enclosure are different shades of grey, characterizing the various grey tones of black-and-white photography.

 

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To coincide with the above release, we’ll also be releasing our Pineapple design on a red tee. The back features a play on the classic Dole pineapple man, with historical ties to the island of Lānaʻi, the Pineapple Isle. The ʻulu he’s holding is a reference to Kauluāʻau, the prince who was banished to Lānaʻi as a consequence for his pranks of uprooting ʻulu trees on Maui. In the background are the island’s famous pine trees. To symbolize the historical turnover of the Lānaʻi’s owners and its rough-and-tumble past, the pineapple’s face is shown with some slight abrasions. To further personify the pineapple, he’s been decked out in our NoRep Alakaʻi Boardshort and original Red/Gold Kamehameha 59FIFTY.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: KAMEHAMEHA SNAPBACK & KTWA LONG-SLEEVE TEE

Sunday, December 20th, 2015 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Tuesday, December 22nd at 10am HST.

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Aloha kākou!

This Tuesday we will be releasing a Kamehameha A-Frame snapback and matching Kill Them With Aloha long-sleeve tee. The snapback features black and white color blocking which is a must in any person’s wardrobe, along with a classic baseball green undervisor and contrasting red snap enclosure, providing a nice subtle holiday vibe. The KTWA long-sleeve tee features our military-inspired design printed in white and grey on a bold red tee.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: ʻĀINA A-FRAME SNAPBACK

Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Tuesday, November 24th at 11am HST.

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Aloha kākou!

We have a new ʻĀina A-Frame snapback releasing tomorrow as a part of our FITSTRIKE program. It features a dark navy crown along with a brilliant pop of yellow on the undervisor and top button. The front logo is stitched in white which matches the white snap enclosure. It also features a red crest on the back and red New Era logo on the wearer’s left side.

**Please note that because of the A-Frame’s unique fit, there are two sizes to choose from: “Small–Medium” should fit sizes 6 7/8–7 1/2 while “Medium–Large” should fit sizes 7 1/4–7 3/4.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: KAMEHAMEHA A-FRAME SNAPBACK

Monday, November 16th, 2015 by

Releasing exclusively in-store and online this Tuesday, November 17th at 11am HST.

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Aloha kākou!

With our 10th anniversary under our belts and our new branding firmly in place, we shift attention back to our FITSTRIKE program, featuring the brand new FITTED crest logo on all pieces moving forward.

Tomorrow’s release consists of a FITSTRIKE Kamehameha snapback utilizing New Era’s A-Frame build, which features 5-panel construction and a more squared-off visor. The entire crown on this Kamehameha is royal blue, which creates a bold backdrop for the white embroidery on the front, side, and back. It also features a kelly green undervisor, red top button, and a white snap enclosure.

**Please note that because of the A-Frame’s unique fit, there are two sizes to choose from: “Small–Medium” should fit sizes 6 7/8–7 1/2 while “Medium–Large” should fit sizes 7 1/4–7 3/4.

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