PLATE LUNCH, NO GRAVY

Monday, May 4th, 2015 by

Been enjoying what the Kaplan boys are about since Rod Chmolack first brought them to the warehouse a couple of years ago. These guys carry some serious passion to life when it comes to their brand which is what we love and respect about them. Here is a quick launch video of what makes them who they are! Keep doing what you love boys!! enjoy…

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SPRING/SUMMER 2015 DELIVERY “WEIGHT OF A PICUL”

Friday, April 10th, 2015 by

Releasing in-store, online, and at select stockists this Saturday, April 11th. Please note that the ʻIliahi Tree Camo Aloha snapback will ONLY be available through our select stockists.

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Photos: Chris Fujimori (@cfujifilms)
Model: Kelsie Megan (@kelsiemegann)

Aloha kākou!

Our Spring/Summer 2015 Delivery continues this Saturday with more items from the Weight of a Picul Collection. In these two seasons, we focus our attention to two of Hawaiʻi’s commodities that have proven to be incredibly important in Hawaiʻi’s socioeconomic growth. ʻIliahi, or Hawaiian sandalwood, dynamically shifted our economy with the introduction of the trade industry. Koa ushered in a new demand for quality materials in modern times, solidifying its place among the world’s finest woods. The name “Weight of a Picul” stems from the Asian unit of measure that was used when trading sandalwood in the early 1800’s, defined as “the amount a man could carry on his shoulder” and equalled 133 1/3 pounds.

For this collection, we created two separate Real Tree Camouflage patterns based on the rare and endangered ‘Iliahi Tree and the fine grain Koa Tree, both of which are endemic to Hawaiʻi. In each pattern we strive to highlight the trees for their distinct beauty and importance in Hawaiʻi’s history.

 

ʻIliahi Tree Camo Aloha Snapback
One of the cleaner, all-around hats from the collection. Featuring a burgundy crown with a black visor, along with our new ʻIliahi Tree Camo sublimated on a polyester poplin undervisor and top button. White embroidery is seen all around, which matches the white eyelets and snap enclosure. Due to the limited quantities produced and the large number of stockist fulfillments, we will not be releasing this hat in our flagship store or online. Please check with our stockists regarding their own release information.

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Le Fitted Tee – Military Green
Inspired by the art of Alphonse Mucha, whose style became the trademark for the Art Nouveau movement. Many artists within the movement focused on design reform to bring higher quality and improved standards to design and other goods, and we took their emphasis on quality and translated that to the historical value of the koa and ‘iliahi commodities to Hawai‘i.

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ʻIliahi Tree Camo Who The Crown Fits Tee – Black
Our standard logo tee with ʻIliahi Tree Camo fill and white outline, along with an infrared crown on the back.

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HAWAIIAN DIET COLLECTION (FINAL COURSE)

Friday, March 27th, 2015 by

Releasing in-store, online,* and at select stockists this Saturday, March 28th. *Please note that the Hungy Time Bucket will not be available online.

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Aloha kākou!

This Saturday we’re bringing you the sixth and final course of our Hawaiian Diet collection. Based on the foods we ate as youngsters and still enjoy to this day, the collection features our new Hungy Time pattern and other designs that conjure up memories of our childhood. As we bring out the last course, we’d also like to thank you all for sitting down and eating with us over the past several weeks. We hope we satisfied your Hungy Time cravings!

 

Hungy Time Bucket
A polyester poplin bucket featuring a full sublimation print of our Hungy Time pattern. It also features a new trilock tag on the side seam, with our FITTED crest stitched on top and our ‘io morale patch (from Holiday ‘13) stitched underneath along with “ASD,” “04,” and “116.” The Hungy Time Bucket will only be available in-store and at select stockists.

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Hungy Time 5-Panel Camp
Features the Hungy Time pattern printed on polyester poplin 5-panel hat with our Pacific Standard label stitched on the front. Also features white side crown and back crest embroidery along with a black clip enclosure.

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Hungy Time Aloha Tee – Navy
Our Aloha tee with a Hungy Time fill, outlined in white. It also features a brown crown on the back.

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Enjoy Aloha Daily Long Sleeve Tee – Black
Featuring our Enjoy Aloha Daily box logo repeated down both sleeves. “Honolulu – Hawaii” is seen on the front along with our Pantone color, motto, name, and crest logo. A white crown is printed on the back.

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Who The Crown Fits Tee – Red
Our classic logo tee printed in white on a red tee. It also features a white crown on the back.

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HAWAIIAN DIET COLLECTION (FIFTH COURSE)

Friday, March 13th, 2015 by

Releasing in-store, online, and at select stockists this Saturday, March 14th.

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Aloha kākou!

This Saturday we’re bringing you the fifth course of our Hawaiian Diet collection. Based on the foods we ate as youngsters and still enjoy to this day, the collection features our new Hungy Time pattern and other designs that conjure up memories of our childhood. We hope you’re still hungry…

 

Hungy Time Aloha Snapback
Featuring the Hungy Time pattern covering the entire satin crown and visor, while burlap makes an appearance via the top button. White embroidery is seen on all sides of the hat, which matches up with the white back snap enclosure.

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Hungy Time Cheehu 59FIFTY
This 59FIFTY features the Hungy Time pattern all over the crown utilizing a new printing technique on a linen/viscose blend, resulting in a thicker material that’s also waterproof. The visor and top button are made of brown waxed linen, which matches the brown eyelets seen on the crown. It also features a white Cheehu logo, white side crown, black side New Era logo, and white/black back crest.

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Fiya Wata Tee – Black / Women’s Tee – Black
A new design featuring a drawn depiction of another favorite local condiment: Chili Peppah Water. It’s the perfect sidekick (emphasis on “kick”) to any local dish; just pour it on your food or dip your food in it. Printed on a black tee for men and women, it also features a small white crown on the upper back.

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Hungy Time Crest Tee – Silver / Women’s Tee – Black
Featuring our classic crest logo in white, filled with the Hungy Time pattern. A small white crown is seen on the back.

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HAWAIIAN DIET COLLECTION (FIRST COURSE)

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 by

Releasing in-store, online, and at select stockists this Saturday, February 14th.

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Aloha kākou!

Growing up in one of the most culturally diverse spots on the planet, it’s only natural that we became accustomed to all kinds of food. From traditional Hawaiian to Asian and everything in between, our stomachs became home to a proverbial melting pot of flavors. Our Hawaiian Diet Collection is a playful ode to those foods, the favorites of our childhood that we still enjoy to this day.

This season we’re featuring a brand new pattern we call “Hungy Time,” which is a phrase we use almost daily when we’re ready to eat—coined and embraced by our very own king of #hungytime, Teddy. And yes, we’re aware of the misspelling! Our go-to explanations are that we forgot the “R” because we were too hungry, or that the “R” is in our stomach because it’s Rumbling! We’re also putting our satirical twist on popular food brands and putting special emphasis on hat materials throughout this collection. Feeling hungry yet? Well then, come grind…it’s HUNGY TIME!

 

Hungy Time Aloha Snapback
Featuring a waxed linen crown in oatmeal, along with a full burlap visor and top button. The embroidery is black all around, while the back snap enclosure is white. The finishing touch is the inner satin liner that features the new Hungy Time pattern.

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Hungy Time H Pride Snapback
Features the Hungy Time pattern showcased all over the satin crown. The embroidery on all sides are white, along with the snap enclosure. The visor and top button are made of burlap, while the undervisor features white Tyvek for a nice material change-up.

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Hungy Time Hoodie – Black
A black hoodie featuring a Hungy Time filled Aloha logo on the front, outlined in white. Also features a white crown on the upper back.

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Enjoy Aloha Daily Tee – White
Features a refreshing take on a classic brand, with red block print on the front and small red crown on the back.

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Who The Crown Fits Tee – Silver
Our classic logo design printed in black on a silver tee.

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Who The Crown Fits Womenʻs Tee – Heather Charcoal
Our classic logo design printed in black on a heather charcoal tee.

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CYBER MONDAY 2014

Sunday, November 30th, 2014 by

Releasing online only this Monday, December 1st, at 12:00am HST.

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Aloha kākou!

Mahalo to everyone for coming down and celebrating with us on Black Friday! It was another memorable event and we are extremely honored and humbled at the turn out every single year. To keep the momentum going, we’ve got a great Cyber Monday double-header for you at our online store.

Starting at 12:00am HST on Monday, December 1st, we will be offering FREE shipping on all online orders when you use the promo code NAPOMAHINA, good for one day only. Also dropping online only at midnight, we have a woven Aloha 59FIFTY—a special release just for Cyber Monday. Featuring a fully woven polyester crown and visor in black, with tonal front Aloha, back crest, and side New Era and crown embroidery. The undervisor is black while the inner satin lining features a print of the Hawaiʻi State Seal.

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HALA ʻULA & HALA PIA ALOHA SNAPBACKS

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by

Releasing Saturday, September 20th. See below for detailed release information.

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Aloha kākou!

It’s been a few years since we’ve used woven material on our hats, and after dropping several hints online we’re pleased to announce its return this Saturday. Hala, which woven lauhala (lau means leaf in Hawaiian) is derived from, comes in several varieties based on fruit color. They were valuable to the ancient Hawaiians for their wide range of uses, aside from the woven lauhala that’s commonly used. Two of the hala varieties—hala ʻula and hala pia—provided the basis of this Saturday’s release.

The hala ʻula variety bears reddish fruit and was very prized among the different hala types. The people of Kohala, Big Island also have a special moʻolelo on the term hala ʻula as it pertains to King Kamehameha. Their secondary translation for hala ʻula is “a grievous fault that might spill our blood” from the alternate meaning of hala (what we say when someone does something bad) and the word ʻula (red). The Kohala people entered a conspiracy to save Kamehameha from harm, and if Alapainui (king of Big Island at the time) ever found out, he would’ve surely killed them. So the term hala ʻula became a reminder to the Kohala people of the risks they took to help Kamehameha. The reddish color of the hala ʻula fruit is what inspired the red denim visor on our new Hala ʻUla Aloha, with a nod to the Kohala moʻolelo and the risk of bloodshed they almost encountered. The entire crown is woven black, with tonal embroidery all around and a black snap enclosure around back. The inside liner and undervisor are printed with a collage of hala plants on satin.

In contrast, the hala pia variety bears a fruit that is off-white or pale yellow in color, and was also incredibly important in Hawaiian culture, but in a special way. In addition to all the common uses that hala pia shares with the rest of the hala varieties (hala ʻīkoi, hala lihilihi ʻula, and hala melemele), the hala pia plant has been singled out as having unique medicinal qualities including the ability to ward off evil spirits. Inspired by the hala pia, we created the Hala Pia Aloha snapback. The entire crown is woven in an off-white/pale yellow color, based off the color of the plant’s fruit. White embroidery is seen all around, along with a white snap enclosure. A dark blue denim visor provides a nice contrast to the rest of the hat. On the underside of the hat, we laid out the same collage of hala plants on the satin inside liner and undervisor, as an homage to where woven lauhala started.

Along with the two Aloha snapbacks, we are also releasing two matching tees. The Hala ʻUla Aloha tee features a small white Aloha logo printed backwards on the right chest and a large red woven tri-lock print on the lower half of the shirt. It also features a white crown on the upper back. The Hala Pia Aloha tee features a dark blue Aloha logo printed on the left chest with an off-white/yellowish woven tri-lock print on the lower half. A dark blue crown is seen on the upper back. When both shirts are put side by side, the woven prints connect and a large woven tri-lock appears.

 

The Hala ʻUla and Hala Pia Aloha snapbacks and tees will have a unique release this Saturday, so please take heed to the information below:

The black Hala ʻUla Aloha snapback and matching black tee will be available exclusively at our brick and mortar location, 1438 Kona St., this Saturday at 11 a.m. (HST). Phone orders will accepted after the line has been taken care of. The hat and tee will not be available online.

The off-white/pale yellow Hala Pia Aloha snapback will be available at our online shop at 11 a.m. (HST) and at these select stockists: Cukui, District Footwear, HNRS LV, Instant Klasick, NMLS, and Pros N Cons LA (please contact the individual stores for their release time). The white Hala Pia Aloha tee will be only be available at our online shop (same time), HNRS LV, and Pros N Cons LA. Neither will be available at our physical store.

 

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SUMMER 2014 “PERCEPTION” DELIVERY 2 (FINAL RELEASE)

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by

Releasing in-store, online, and at select stockists this Saturday, September 13th, 2014.

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Aloha kākou!

We proudly present to you the final release of our Summer 2014 “Perception” Delivery 2 collection. Utilizing the same three patterns from Delivery 1 (Maiʻa, Vanquish, and Kālā Pepa) in bolder, darker colors, we continue to explore the perception of Hawaii from the outside looking in as well as the inside looking out.

As our entire Summer 2014 “Perception” Collection comes to a close, we’d like to say “Mahalo!” to everyone for their ongoing support and aloha. You help us strive to make the best product we can, and it inspires us to push the boundaries on everything we do moving forward. We can’t wait to show you what’s next…

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SUMMER 2014 “PERCEPTION” DELIVERY 2 (FOURTH RELEASE)

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 by

Releasing in-store, online, and at select stockists this Saturday, August 30th, 2014.

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Aloha kākou!

We present to you the fourth release of our Summer 2014 “Perception” Delivery 2 collection. Utilizing the same three patterns from Delivery 1 (Maiʻa, Vanquish, and Kālā Pepa) in bolder, darker colors, we continue to explore the perception of Hawaii from the outside looking in as well as the inside looking out.

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WAI‘ALE‘ALE AHU LAʻI WINDBREAKER & ALOHA TEE

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by

Releasing this Thursday, August 28th, at FITTED (in-store and online) and Blue Hawaii Surf.

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