FITSTRIKE RELEASE: SLAPS WIND SNAPBACK & E KAUA TEE

Monday, April 6th, 2020 by

Releasing exclusively online this Tuesday, April 7 at 11am HST.
Please note our Kona Street location is closed for the time being, and all stock has been moved online.

SLAPS WIND

Aloha kākou!

This Tuesday, we’re releasing a new Slaps Wind snapback and E Kaua tee under our FITSTRIKE program. The Slaps Wind snapback features a black base with a front flag embroidered in white, pastel orange and mint, while the side logo is stitched in mint and the back crest is stitched in white and pastel orange. It also features a mint undervisor and white snap enclosure. The E Kaua tee features shades of white and grey printed on a black tee.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: SLAPS WIND SNAPBACK, SLAPS WIND STRAPBACK, & GROPIUS TEES

Friday, April 3rd, 2020 by

Releasing exclusively online this Saturday, April 4 at 11am HST.
Please note our Kona Street location is closed for the time being, and all stock has been moved online.

SLAPS WIND

Aloha kākou!

This Saturday, we’re releasing two new FITSTRIKE Slaps Wind hats and a new tee design in two colorways. Both the Slaps Wind snapback and Slaps Wind curved visor strapback feature black bases with yellow, black, and white front embroidery outlined in metallic gold. Both side logos are tonal black, while the back crests are yellow and black, and the snapback also features a white snap enclosure. The new Gropius design is inspired by the work of German architect, Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus School and one of the foremost pioneers of modernist architecture. The design is printed on either a white or purple tee.

From Ola:

“The mind is like an umbrella—it functions best when open.“ – Walter Gropius

The Bauhaus movement began in 1919 when Walter Gropius founded a school with a vision of bridging the gap between art and industry by combining crafts and fine arts. Bauhaus, which means “Building a House,” included all disciplines of art, design, and architectural education and lead to inform and develop subsets of design such as typography, art, architecture, graphic design, interior design and industrial design. The Bauhaus style is embedded within and is the inspiration of this release, with our own tribute to cultural iconography, our trilock gets the Bauhaus treatment. While dipping into typography inspired by the great Dutch designer Wim Crouwel, Aloha Served Daily remains the mindset!

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PALISADE SNAPBACK, FLOURISHED BIRD TEE, & PLATEAU TECHNICAL SHORT

Monday, March 30th, 2020 by

Releasing exclusively online this Tuesday, March 31 at 11am HST.
Please note our Kona Street location is closed for the time being, and all stock has been moved online.

PALISADE

Aloha kākou!

We had a lot of fun imagining and creating the Kōlea collection earlier this year, so we wanted to revisit it with an expansion pack of sorts. This Tuesday, weʻre releasing a new Palisade snapback in the original colors of the Kōlea capsule, with a black base and white, gold, and teal accents all around. Weʻre also releasing a new Flourished Bird tee in black, as well as a new Plateau Technical Short featuring high quality craftsmanship, covered in our unique Armament trilock camouflage. The front left side of the Plateau Technical Short features our FITTED logo, and on the opposite side our Morale side seam tag is stitched right below the front right pocket, with a sizing spec label stitched on the inside of the same pocket. It also includes a double-stitched drawstring with heat-shrunk rubber aglets on the knotted ends. A custom-designed drop-crotch gusset was added for extra durability and comfort, shaped to be two trilocks together as a diamond. Other details include a large trilock back gusset, two mesh back pockets sealed by water-resistant reverse invisible zippers, a TropTech label above the back right pocket, and a keyring loop sewn into the waist on the wearer’s right side seam.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: MUA 59FIFTY & GONZO TEES

Friday, March 27th, 2020 by

Releasing exclusively online this Saturday, March 28 at 11am HST.
Please note our Kona Street location is closed for the time being, and all stock has been moved online.

MUA

Aloha kākou!

Saturday’s FITSTRIKE release consists of a new Mua 59FIFTY and a brand new tee design. The Mua features a red base with yellow embroidery on the side and back, while the front embroidery features white and red-to-yellow gradient stitching. The new Gonzo tee is inspired by the late eclectic author, Hunter S. Thompson, who is most known for popularizing the unique style of journalism known as “gonzo journalism,” as well as being the author of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” This particular design is based on his book, “The Curse of Lono,” in which he describes his experiences in Hawaiʻi in 1980—one being a fishing trip where he catches a large marlin and beats it to death with a Samoan war club. Printed on either a black or white tee, the photo of Thompson with the marlin and club adorns the front. The logo on the back of the tee is inspired by the Gonzo Fist logo, the symbol of the entire gonzo journalism movement.

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FITSTRIKE RELEASE: BRIGANTE SNAPBACK & MAUI WOWIE TEE / STORE CLOSURE

Monday, March 23rd, 2020 by

Releasing exclusively online this Tuesday, March 24 at 11am HST.
Please note our Kona Street location is closed for the time being.

BRIGANTE

Aloha kākou!

We have a new FITSTRIKE Brigante snapback and brand new tee design entitled Maui Wowie releasing this Tuesday. The Brigante features a tiger camouflage pattern covering the front two panels and visor, with the side and back panels made of white trucker mesh. The front logo, eyelets, and snap enclosure are white, while the side logo and back crest are black and white, and the top button is finished in black. The new Maui Wowie tee mixes a vintage advertisement poster look with the potent Valley Isle supply of sativa, printed on a military green tee.

 

STORE CLOSURE
Due to the recent Stay-at-Home announcement by our local government to help slow down the spread of COVID-19 in our community, we have officially closed our Kona Street flagship location for the time being, and moved our entire stock online. The safety of our customers and staff is our top priority, and we thank you for your understanding. Our online store will continue to remain open for you all and our weekly releases will now be online-only exclusives. Please stay safe, stay healthy, and stay home! Mahalo!

 

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SPRING 2014 D1 “WATER IS LIFE” PRODUCT SHOTS

Friday, February 14th, 2014 by

Releasing in-store and online this Saturday, February 15th.

Using Mt. Wai‘ale‘ale as our source of inspiration, we present the product shots and descriptions for the entire Spring Delivery One collection, entitled “Water is Life.”

 

“Wai‘ale‘ale” Aloha Snapback
As one of the cornerstones of this collection, this Aloha snapback utilizes nylon ripstop material covered in our new Wai‘ale‘ale pattern, based on the vibrant and flourishing rainforest of Mt. Wai‘ale‘ale on the island of Kaua‘i. It also features white embroidery on front and back, black embroidery on the sides, and white snap enclosure with red crest snap tag, as well as a red top button and undervisor.

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“Rain Camo” Kamehameha Snapback
Our first ever Kamehameha hat with a two-tone logo, featuring black on red embroidery. Based on a green crown, it also features 3M reflective rain camo on a red visor. Also includes black eyelets, top button, and side embroidery. White back embroidery, white snap enclosure and a black crest snap tag finish the look.

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NAVY KAMEHAMEHA & “NATIVE” TEE

Thursday, January 9th, 2014 by

Releasing in-store and online this Saturday, January 11th, 2014.

Aloha kākou!

This Saturday, we’re releasing a new Kamehameha snapback, with a deep navy crown and undervisor, tan visor, and red Kamehameha embroidery and snap enclosure. Also releasing with the hat is a new Native tee in heather gray with guava fill and white outline.

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NEW ERA ACCESSORIES

Friday, December 13th, 2013 by

Now available in-store only.

We just got a grip of New Era products in at the shop! From backpacks to carriers to protective sprays, we got all your hat care needs covered.

 

New Era Cap Guard
Helps keep your hat free of dirt, water, and stains.

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New Era Cap Freshener
Can be used to remove dirt, stains, grime, and odors.

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New Era 6 Cap Carrier – Black or Camouflage
Provides a stylish way to transport, store, and protect your hats. This crush proof neoprene case stores 6 hats and features multiple eyelets for ventilation, removable shoulder strap for easy transport, convenient double zip closure, and New Era branding.

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BLACK FRIDAY 2013 “PŌ PAUʻOLE”

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 by

Releasing in-store on Black Friday, November 29, 2013. We will open at midnight and we will close when everything is sold.

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Black Friday has always been an important day for us. We strive to create an event that you—our ‘ohana—will enjoy coming to and leaving from. For us itʻs not just a sale, but a great experience.

Last year we embraced the dark with our ‘Ele‘ele Ambush in the Night collection. This year we wanted to explore the dark a little deeper, through the teachings of our Hawaiian ancestors. While cultures around the world have their own beliefs on the creation of life, ancient Hawaiians used the Kumulipo (creation) chant to tell their story. They believed that the creation of life happened in 16 wā, or eras—the first 8 wā in darkness, and the second 8 wā in light.

The belief that essence preceded existence is the basis of our Black Friday collection, aptly titled “Pō Pau‘ole,” which roughly translates to “never-ending darkness.” It is our respectful nod to the Kumulipo chant and our way of sharing the story of creation with you.

Using five snapbacks as our canvas, we’ve commissioned our good friend Shawn Kaho‘olemanaʻs incredible natural photos to help paint the picture of Pō Pauʻole and creation in an amazing visual narrative.

Shawn is one of our oldest friends here at FITTED. We really respect and love what he is doing now, and to be able to work with him and showcase his amazing work is truly an honor.

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We asked him to tell us a little more about himself, and here are his words:

“O aloha mai kakou. O Shawn Kahoʻolemana Naone koʻu inoa a he Hawaiʻi. Noho au i Palehua aka no Aliapaʻakai mai au. My name is Shawn Kahoʻolemana Naone and I am Hawaiian. I live in Makakilo but was raised in Salt Lake. I am a student with two concurrent majors, one in Native Hawaiian Studies and one in Social Work.  I went through many years of life with minimal curiosity on what it meant to be kanaka ʻoiwi (Native Hawaiian), in fact I never realized that I had a kuleana (responsibility) to learn and share what my kupuna had practiced and lived so many hundreds of years ago. I lived with this huikau (confusion) for many years until I discovered the value of my culture, the Hawaiian culture. This huikau I feel is one of the main reasons Native Hawaiians are the leaders in the demographic of the incarcerated, the homeless, the substance abusers, and the diasporic.

“I started to document my journey of what I learned in and out of the classroom, and at the same time I got to share my culture to those who were in the same boat as I. My philosophy on photography is a complex one but then again, aren’t all Hawaiians living in this ever changing modern day and age. The word for picture is kiʻi, but it also means image, picture, statue, tiki, likeness (as in art imitating life or more importantly vice versa), and also it means to fetch, to acquire, and obtain. So it is my paradox as well my opportunity to be pono in my art by taking a picture without actually talking but observing and giving a response to what I see. I try to makawalu others by showing the multiple angles of a certain object, and how it’s juxtaposition affects everything around it and that we are all connected. There are many ways of seeing one thing.”

Below are the five pieces of the Pōpauʻole narrative, using descriptions based on Shawnʻs own writings. Each hat will be on sale for $39.99.

 

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KAHIKO LIHAU 5 PANEL

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 by

Releasing Saturday, Sept. 14, in-store and online.

Aloha kākou!

This Saturday we bring to you another water resistant rip-stop nylon, but in a 5-panel in our sold out floral Aloha Lihau print from the summer D1 snapback. This 5-panel features a white strap and red clip, with our Pacific Standard tag, and a detailed embroidered hula girl on the front.

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