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04 Dec '15

HOLIDAY 2015 DELIVERY “WAIWAI”

Releasing this Saturday, December 5th at 11am HST.
The Going Yard Raglan and Tee will be available in two styles each, with one being a FITTED exclusive and the other being a stockist exclusive. Please see the release information for each style below.
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Aloha kākou!
This Saturday we continue with our Holiday 2015 Waiwai Collection, which embraces a time in Hawaiʻi’s history where waiwai (wealth) was based more on life, health, and thriving culture. The word “waiwai” is a duplication of the word “wai” which is the Hawaiian word for water. In the minds of our Hawaiian ancestors, when you had abundance of fresh water via a river or a spring, it meant you were very wealthy because you had access to a source of life. Because of this we honor Kākuhihewa, the 15th aliʻi ʻaimoku (ruling chief) of Oʻahu, who was revered throughout the islands and brought a time of peace, prosperity, and waiwai to the Hawaiian people.
The traditional makahiki season was also a peaceful time filled with sports and cheerful celebration in honor of Lono, the god associated with fertility, agriculture, rainfall, and peace. This helped influence the sports theme for the collection, with the aesthetic look inspired by vintage baseball and football uniforms through the use of classic colors and premium materials.
 
Aloha A-Frame Snapback
This A-Frame snapback uses felt appliqué for a varsity/collegiate look, stitched in red over a white outline for a nice pop. The entire crown is black and also features white stitching and white snap enclosure, along with a black crest tag.
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Native Snapback
Wool played a large part in classic American sport uniforms, so it’s only fitting that we bring premium melton wool to many of our pieces in this collection. This Native snapback features a scarlet red melton wool crown with a brown melton wool visor. The front and side embroideries are stitched in yellow while the back embroidery and eyelets are stitched in white to match the snap enclosure. A brown crest tag is also seen next to the enclosure.
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Kamehameha 59FIFTY
The first 59FIFTY of the collection features a full melton wool build, with cream on the crown and gray covering the visor, top button and eyelets. It also features a red felt appliqué on the front, gray side logos, and red and gray embroideries on the back.
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Kou Golfer
Our second rendition of the vintage style golfer hat that we introduced in our 10 Year Collection. The front features a new “K” logo that stands for Kou, one of the old names for Honolulu, referring to the “City of Chiefs” nickname stitched on the back. The entire hat is black with contrasting white logos, eyelets, button, and strap.
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Going Yard Raglan – Black (FITTED Exclusive) & White (Stockist Exclusive)
This baseball-inspired raglan features an athletic script logo on the front above an emblem that showcases Kākuhihewa and the number 15 as he was the 15th aliʻi ʻaimoku. Our 10 year anniversary patch is stitched on the wearer’s bottom left and a small red crown is seen on the back.
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Going Yard Tee – Brown (FITTED Exclusive) & Black (Stockist Exclusive)
This tee features the same front design as the raglan but on a short-sleeve tee. It also features the 10 year patch and red crown on the back.
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