FITTED FOR KOLTEN WONG & ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

Friday, July 15th, 2016 by

Releasing this Saturday, July 16.
The Kolten Wong PE Home Snapback (red) will be available exclusively at FITTED (in-store and online).
The Kolten Wong PE Away Snapback (navy) will be available in-store, online, and at select stockists.

Kolten Wong

Kolten Wong

Kolten Wong

Aloha kākou!

It gives us great pleasure to announce a collaboration of major league proportions—we’ve teamed up with the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful baseball franchises in history, and Hawaiʻi’s own Kolten Wong, a local boy making big headlines as part of the Cardinals team. We’re completely honored to have the opportunity to work with Kolten in order to create a piece of franchise history with an officially licensed Kolten Wong PE (Player Exclusive) St. Louis Cardinals New Era snapback, which comes in special Home and Away versions to be released exclusively through FITTED and select stockists around the globe.

As a Kamehameha Schools alumnus and college baseball standout with the University of Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warriors, Kolten Wong was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the 2011 MLB draft, and was promoted to the major leagues two short years later. In May 2014, he was prestigiously named the National League Rookie of the Month, cementing his status as a force to be reckoned with on the field.

Some of you may recall that almost a month ago, FITTED co-owner Ola was invited to fly up to St. Louis on behalf of Kolten and the Cardinals with the distinct honor of throwing the first pitch at their June 17 home game. The first 30,000 attendees at that game also received a free limited edition Kolten Wong Cardinals replica jersey, which we had the privilege of designing especially for that event. The jersey featured a custom-made Hawaiian print pattern, reminiscent of vintage Hawaiian shirts, in place of the classic solid red. Those who received the jersey got a taste of our deep-rooted collaborative relationship, culminating in tomorrow’s release of Kolten’s Player Exclusive New Era snapbacks.

The Kolten Wong PE snapback comes in two colorways, red for “Home” and navy for “Away.” The Home version features a full red crown with a natural woven visor to tie back to his Hawaiian roots and the art of lauhala weaving, while the undervisor showcases the colorful pattern that was created especially for Kolten’s replica jersey. The St. Louis Cardinals’ official monogram logo is embroidered on the front in navy blue and outlined in white, while the side New Era logo, side crown, and eyelets are all stitched in white. On the back, Kolten’s last name is stitched in navy blue and outlined in white, with his jersey number 16 appearing in white and outlined in navy blue. It also features a white snap enclosure and Hawaiian flag/ASD tag, as well as navy blue inner sweatband and top button. The Away version is identical to the Home version except all the red and navy blue colors are swapped, inspired by the tradition in sports to have separate home and away jerseys.

The red Kolten Wong PE Home snapback will be exclusive to FITTED, releasing solely at our flagship store and online store this Saturday, July 16 at 11am HST.

The navy blue Kolten Wong PE Away snapback will be released both at FITTED (in-store and online) and at select stockists this Saturday, July 16.

As an added bonus, Kolten has been kind enough to autograph 32 Home and 32 Away hats, with 16 of each color releasing at our flagship store and 16 of each color releasing online. The first 16 orders of each color online will automatically receive a special autographed hat. The first group of people in line at our shop will have the opportunity to purchase an autographed hat.

To be able to combine our Hawaiian heritage with an internationally known and respected baseball club in the midwest is truly an honor, and we’d like to send a big mahalo to New Era, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Major League Baseball organization for this tremendous opportunity.

 

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Along with the two Kolten Wong PE snapbacks, we’ll also be releasing two tees from our Summer 2016 Aholoa collection. The Night Bird tee features the ʻio hawk emblem on the back and our FITTED crest on the front left chest. The right sleeve features another emblem that is inspired by the center shield on the Hawaiʻi State Coat of Arms. The tee comes in either black or heather grey.

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