26 Aug '08


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Besides being one of the most revered sharks in the world and surpassing the Great White in that same category as well, the tiger shark has it’s own history in Hawaii and it’s culture. For one, it’s known to many Hawaiians as an ‘aumakua (ancestral spirit). Their razor sharp teeth were also used on clubs which were used in time of war by the ali’i. There was a point in time where almost 5,000 of these were hunted in order to control the detrimental effects it seemed to be pulling on the local Hawaii tourism industry, which in reality had no effect. In recent studies, it was proven that a tiger shark is more prone to attacking an non provoking victim than a Great White, therefore making it one of the most feared species of sharks found in any body of water. To pay respect to these beautiful beasts of the ocean, we put together a Tiger Shark pack dubbed “Ho’o mano” which when translated means “to behave like a shark, to pursue women ardently.” The pack consists of a t-shirt and a brand new “H” hat that you may remember from our ‘Ele ‘Ele drop. In detail, the hat is made entirely out of woven linen in a tan colorway and features a teal “H” (for Hawaii pride), teal FITTED crown on the right side as well as teal hits on the inside sweatband and underbill. The backside sees the FITTED crest in yellow and yellow eyelets. The beauty of this hat rests on the inside, where a satin lining rests with the Hawaii State seal printed on it. To go along with this hat, we have a matching tee – printed on all white with a tiger shark print in teal on both sides right under the arm area. The back features the FITTED crown in teal and yellow (which tie back into the hat), where a piece of the crown is missing and is instead replaced by a shark bite

We will release this pack on Saturday August 30th @ 11am Hawaii Time. The hats are Limited to 100 pieces and the shirt to 80. This is a first come first serve release with phone orders being taking after 12pm on remaining stock.

Much Mahalo for all of your support!