FITSTRIKE RELEASE: KAMEHAMEHA SNAPBACK

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 by

Releasing in-store and online this Saturday, September 5th.

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Aloha kākou!

This Saturday we will be releasing a new FITSTRIKE Kamehameha snapback. It features a scarlet red crown, denim visor and denim top button. The front and back logos are stitched in white to match the white snap enclosure, while the New Era logo is stitched in red. It also features a classic green undervisor. Limited to only 50 pieces.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: KAMEHAMEHA SNAPBACK

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 by

Releasing in-store and online this Tuesday, September 1st.

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Photo: Dylan Maddux (@d_maddux, www.dylanmaddux.com)
Model: Kaiakoili Lima (@kai.lima)

Aloha kākou!

We have another clean Kamehameha snapback releasing this Tuesday under our FITSTRIKE program. It features yellow embroidery standing out on a black base, along with a kelly green undervisor and white snap enclosure. Limited to only 50 pieces.

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FITTED + PAIʻEA PROJECTS NUʻUANU CAPSULE

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 by

Releasing in-store and online at FittedHawaii.com this Saturday, August 29th.


Video: Luke Aguinaldo (@loksi) & Skillet (@envol_skillet)
Photos: Paiʻea Projects (@paieaprojects)
Music: Curtis Helm (@mistah83)
Models: Ezekiel Lau (@haynsupahman), Race Skelton (@raceskelton), & Moani Hara (@moanihara)

 

The Path to Nu‘uanu
By Daniel Ikaika ito

The Pai‘ea Projects + FITTED Nu‘uanu capsule retraces Kamehameha the Great’s footsteps as he conquered O‘ahu in the late-1700s. Kamehameha aka Pai‘ea and his invading forces landed at Wai‘alae on the south shore strapped: they showed up to “Town” with their muskets cocked, cannons loaded and ready to bang. They marched westward and engaged the chief of O‘ahu, Kalanikūpule, and his defending army at Pūowaiana, where we now call Punchbowl. The battle raged on and spilled into Pauoa and Papakolea where Pai‘ea’s army had the O‘ahu warriors on the run and flanked.

Kalanikūpule’s forces retreated into Nu‘uanu because reinforcements awaited them at La‘imi. The O‘ahu army had cannons hidden on the Pu‘u Konahuanui ridgeline, and when Pai‘ea learns of this artillery he sends a division of invading warriors to flank Kalanikūpule’s army. As the battle ensued, Pai‘e’a’s superior training and artillery eventually had their enemies outmatched. Kalanikūpule’s forces fled to the fortified heiau of Pu‘uiwa and Ahipu‘u. After the loss of Kalanikūpule, the O‘ahu warriors are driven further up the valley in retreat. Eventually, Pai‘ea and his forces push the O‘ahu army off the Pali. Instead of living under the rule of Pai‘ea, many of Kalanikūpule’s defeated warriors choose to leap off he 500-foot cliff to their death.

This epic battle is immortalized in Hawaiian history as “Kaleleka‘anae,” or “the leaping mullet” in English to describe the O‘ahu army’s defeat off the Pali. This was a pivotal victory for Pai‘ea because it solidified his unification of the Hawaiian Islands, earning him rule of O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i.

We honor this battle and the victory of Pai‘ea with the Nu‘uanu capsule: basketball jersey, t-shirt, tank top and three different New Era hats. The number “4” on the jersey and the design of the “Many Moons” t-shirt and tank top honor the multitude of warriors fighting for Pai‘ea and acknowledge the ancient Hawaiian “Kahului” battle formation. Warriors formed themselves into a “Kahului,” a crescent-shaped formation where the horns pointed toward the enemy. The number “4” is significant to this battle formation because ancient Hawaiians’ counting system was based on multiples of four: “Kauna” equals four, “ka‘au” equals 40, “lau” equals 400 and “mano” equals 4,000. It is said that when Pai‘ea’s army invaded O‘ahu his forces were up to 16,000 warriors or four “mano.”

FITTED team rider, Ezekiel Lau, is sporting the FITTED + Pai‘ea Projects Nu‘uanu basketball jersey and New Era spacer mesh logo snapback as he tears apart his homebreak on the South Shore. This hat features a unique spacer mesh that’s unlike what we’ve used in the past. The Paiʻea Projects logo is prominently displayed on the front of the hat in white, which matches the crown and crest embroideries as well as the snap enclosure. The red New Era logo ties in nicely to the red sweatband featured on the inside of the hat.

Contrast Magazine Publisher Race Skelton scans the cityscape from Punchbowl, rocking the FITTED + Pai‘ea Projects “Many Moons” t-shirt and Kamehameha New Era A-Frame snapback. This all-around clean snapback features a classic fit with a narrow visor and A-Frame five-panel setup. The front Kamehameha logo, side Paiʻea Projects logo and back crest are stitched in white, while the New Era logo and snap enclosure are seen in a tonal black. The kelly green undervisor is another nod to classic baseball hats.

The enchanting 2014 Miss Hawai‘i, Moani Hara, models the FITTED + Pai‘ea Projects “Many Moons” tank top and the “Path to Nu‘uanu” New Era five-panel. The artwork depicted on this five-panel camp hat is a map of Oʻahu along with the path that Paiʻea and his men took to their victory at Nuʻuanu. An all black rubber Nihi logo patch is stitched to the front panel, along with black embroidery and a black/white Paiʻea Projects logo tag around the sides and back.

A special mahalo to Curtis Helm for laying down the track “Champion Song” from Kalamaʻula, Molokaʻi. Performed with Ooklah the Moc, Father Psalms Studio & Inna Vision, as well as several solo projects under the name “Mr. 83.” Brother of Raiatea Helm, nephew of George Helm, music and Hawaiian culture run deep in his family’s roots.

The FITTED + Pai‘ea Projects Nu‘uanu capsule releases in-store and online this Saturday, August 29.

 

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: KAMEHAMEHA SNAPBACK

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 by

Releasing in-store and online this Tuesday, August 25th.

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Aloha kākou!

This Tuesday’s FITSTRIKE release consists of a navy Kamehameha snapback with tonal side and back embroideries. It also features a classic green undervisor, yellow front logo, and white back snap enclosure. Only 50 pieces were produced.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: KAMEHAMEHA SNAPBACK

Sunday, August 16th, 2015 by

Releasing in-store and online this Tuesday, August 18th.

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Aloha kākou!

We have a new FITSTRIKE Kamehameha snapback releasing on Tuesday. This time around, the crown is dark red with tonal side and back embroideries. The front logo is in a contrasting yellow, with a white snap enclosure finishing the look.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: KAMEHAMEHA SNAPBACK

Sunday, August 9th, 2015 by

Releasing in-store and online this Tuesday, August 11th.

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Aloha kākou!

This Tuesday we’ll be releasing a clean new Kamehameha snapback under our FITSTRIKE program. It features a brown crown with matching side and back embroideries, along with a kelly green undervisor as a respectful nod to classic baseball hats. It also features a white back snap enclosure while the yellow Kamehameha logo adds a nice pop of color to the front.

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SPRING/SUMMER 2015 DELIVERY “WEIGHT OF A PICUL”

Monday, July 20th, 2015 by

Releasing in-store and online at FittedHawaii.com this Tuesday, July 21st.

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Model: Sal Aloisio (@salvacio90)

Aloha kākou!

Our Spring/Summer 2015 Delivery continues this Tuesday 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 the 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 ʻIliahi 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 Kamehameha Snapback
Featuring a full mesh crown in black, with our ʻIliahi Tree Camo pattern sublimated on polyester poplin peeking through underneath. The infrared eyelets and top button provide a nice contrast to the all black visor. The front, side and back embroideries are white along with the snap enclosure.

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ʻIliahi Quilt Tee – White
This design is based on traditional Hawaiian quilts and their beautiful, radially symmetric patterns. Printed in burgundy, we incorporated the ʻiliahi and enlarged it to the side for a unique look, wrapping from front to back.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY SNAPBACK

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 by

Releasing in-store and online on King Kamehameha Day, this Thursday, June 11th.

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Photos: Udella Auyoung (@ujfmaphotos)

Aloha kākou!

To celebrate King Kamehameha Day tomorrow, we will be releasing a specially made FITSTRIKE Kamehameha snapback inspired by one of the King Kamehameha Day annual traditions. Every year, the State of Hawaiʻi holds a Lei Draping Ceremony at the famous King Kamehameha Statue, which is prominently displayed in front of the Aliʻiolani Hale. During the ceremony, hundreds of yards of beautiful lei—hand-sewn by the wonderful women of ʻAhahui Kaʻahumanu—are elegantly adorned over the arms of the great king.

The colors and beauty of the lei inspired tomorrow’s FITSTRIKE release, with bright plumeria pink as the base color on this snapback. The addition of lime green, dark pink, and white help emphasize the variety of bright, natural colors seen among the lei. As always with our FITSTRIKE hats, only 50 pieces were produced.

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SPRING/SUMMER 2015 DELIVERY “WEIGHT OF A PICUL”

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 by

Releasing in-store and online at FittedHawaii.com this Saturday, May 23rd.
Releasing at select stockists next week.

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Model: Naz Kawakami (@wirtsdead)

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 the 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.

 

Koa Tree Camo Kamehameha Snapback
This Kamehameha snapback utilizes the same special production technique we introduced on the ʻIliahi Tree Camo Cheehu earlier this season. The crown features a white mesh overlaid on polyester poplin which has been sublimated with our Koa Tree Camo pattern. The visor is made of black ripstop nylon, which matches nicely with the black snap enclosure around the back. It also features a white front Kamehameha and side crown, white/cerulean blue back crest, and cerulean blue side New Era logo, eyelets, and top button.

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Big Game Hunters Dri-Fit Long Sleeve Tee – Black
We brought back a classic design from the past and updated the colors as well as the material it’s printed on. Featuring a breathable and quick drying polyester fabric to keep you cool and dry in a variety of environments, we have a small double patch design on the front left chest along with a large print on the back, both sides printed in blue and white.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: KAMEHAMEHA SNAPBACK

Sunday, April 12th, 2015 by

Releasing in-store and online this Tuesday, April 14th.

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Aloha kākou!

This Tuesday, we’re releasing a new FITSTRIKE Kamehameha snapback. It features a rich black suede over the entire crown and visor, along with a black cotton twill undervisor. Fresh mint is used for the front, back, and side embroidery, while a matching black snap enclosure is seen around the back. Only 50 pieces were produced.

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