FITTED x PAIʻEA PROJECTS: KEPANIWAI PACK

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 by

Releasing Saturday, Sept. 8th

The Bitter Water of Battle

The Paiʻea Projects x Fitted Kepaniwai Pack was inspired by one of the most-bitter battles recorded in Hawaiian History. It is said that this was the most pivotal assault for Kamehameha the Great while conquering Maui. In 1790, Kamehameha (aka Paiʻea) led a brutal campaign to take over the Valley Isle while its ruling Mōʻī (King), Kahekili, was conquering O’ahu. As a result, Maui was under the rule of Kahekili’s son, Kalanikūpule, and left vulnerable to invaders. Kamehameha and his peleleu (armada of canoes) landed on the shores of Kahului, Maui with approximately 1200 warriors.

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CAMP CAPRI

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 by

Best weather on the island – √
Hello Kitty birthday cake – √
Deep fried turkey – √√
Camp fire – √
Bacon wrapped shrimp – √
Fireworks – √
Jet-ski – √
Sazon tri-tip – √
Super moon – √
Pork adobo – √
Cuzzo lights – √
Kiawe bbq – √
Cell phone off – √
Capri turns 3 years old – √

FOLLOWING THE CULINARY ART OF CHEF LINDSEY OZAWA

Thursday, September 9th, 2010 by

Chef Lindsey Ozawa is like any other artist – his creativity can be stifled under the constraints of a corporation. So when the culinary artist recently parted ways with his former employer, Fitted was happy to see that Lindsey’s cuisine creativity could flow freely into a fresh concept. Just look at how the chef played a big influence in the creation of the V-Lounge pizza. When Lindsey is not confined to a particular genre of food he can let his culinary artistry loose. The following story was written before Ozawa stopped working for the fancy-pancy, expensive restaurant that will remain nameless throughout the text. In fact, we had to go through the story and block out each time the aforementioned eatery was mentioned. So here is the story of a chef that is way too gangster to ever be called a foodie.

From Waikīkī To Kona Street
Following the culinary art of chef Lindsey Ozawa
By Daniel Ikaika Ito


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CONFESSIONS OF A UH GRADUATE

Monday, May 17th, 2010 by

Congrats to our dear friend, Daniel Ito. A real life Van Wilder.

Confessions of a UH Graduate
By Daniel Ikaika Ito/Editor of Contrast Magazine

I wish I could have worn the Fitted’s UH Gray New Era during the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa graduation ceremony at Stan Sheriff Center on Saturday. I would have looked so gangster when UH Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw gave me my diploma and shook my hand like one of the boys . I actually made Chancellor shake my hand homie-style and give me a the one-armed hug. “Bring it in for the real thing, Chancellor,” I said when accepting my bachelor’s of arts in journalism. She played it off well and congratulated me. Yes, of course I tweeted it.

After a brief Kenny Powers’ dance in front of the video camera, I returned to my seat and looked up to the balcony where my parents, brothers and friends were sitting. I then realized that going back to college was the right move to make. Although I never needed my degree to find success as a journalist, I now know that my experience at UH will only benefit myself, family and career.

As I type on the new Apple Macbook I received as graduation gift I’m fully aware that swallowing my pride and burying my nose in the books built more character than I had before and increased my swagger exponentially. If I can juggle freelancing as surf journalist for three publications, working public relations for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, starting Contrast Magazine and being a full-time student then there is nothing I can’t handle in my work.

So I say to the Class of 2010, “Congrats! Remember to always champion Hawai‘i and hustle like there’s no tomorrow.” And I say to my professors and alma matter, “Thanks for the stress and debt.” Now it’s time to make that paper.

NIPPON PHOTOS

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 by

Check out some really dope photos our boy, Paul Kema snapped while touring Japan.

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