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  • atypicalLIVING 4:18 pm on January 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    St. Alfred New Releases This Saturday 

    It’s been a minute since we shared some love with St. Alfred, the Chicago brethren of the Kicks/HI family.

    They’re coming out hard with two new releases to keep you safe from the elements of the Windy City.

    First up is a new shirt featuring a tattoo inspired graphic with the phrase “SAINTS RISE TOGETHER.” The shade of blue used on the graphic would match up perfectly with those Space Jams you got for Christmas.

    Next up is a basic crewneck sweater featuring the A fleur logo and a STA tag that’s simple, basic, and perfect for getting your grown up on.

    Also releasing are two highly anticipated shoes: the Patta Air Max 1 RE-UP and the Futura Tiger Camo Dunk HI.

    If you find yourself in the CHI this weekend, you can hit up the STA boys at 1531 North Milwaukee.

    For more info, check out http://www.stalfred.com

     
  • atypicalLIVING 1:00 pm on January 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    NEW! Fitted Hawaii Kuhina Nui Kamehameha x Kahu 

    Fitted Hawaii is coming out of the gate hard, keeping the momentum from 2009 into the new decade.

    First up is this special set inspired by the Hawaiian Coat of Arms.

    The story goes:

    You may have wondered who the two men standing on either side of the seal, sealed in the Hawai’i Coat of Arms, and let us tell you, there is a very interesting story regarding these two mysterious individuals. The two men, whom are actually brothers, were the sworn-to-secrecy guardians, or kahu tasked with covertly burying the iwi or bones of Kamehameha The Great. The brothers’ names were Hoapili (which means “attached to the bosom,” one of Kamehameha’s closest companions) and Ho’olulu.

    The story of the burial of Kamehameha’s iwi starts on a pitch-black night, Ho’olulu surreptitiously extracted and removed Kamehameha’s casket from atop the Ahu’ena heiau, made the trek down to an undisclosed beach where he met Hoapili in a canoe. The two of them, chaperoned by Keopuolani who was known to be Kamehameha’s favorite wife, rowed their canoe to an undersea cave, which until this day, has never been discovered. Exactly the way our King wanted it. William John Kaihe’ekai Mai’oho, better known as Uncle Bill, is the direct descendant / lineage of the Kaihe’ekai name; the fourth generation of caretakers / kahu. For many years, the location of these bones remained a mystery, and in a sense, it still is. However the kaona or hidden message of the possibility of discovering the location is actually hidden in the name Kaihe’ekai, which translated straightforward, means ocean, octopus, ocean, but if you decipher the hidden meaning, it translates to “the receding tide,” ie. how an octopus recedes into the puka and hides. Theoretically, this means the iwi of Kamehameha was buried in a cave that can only be accessed during low tide, through an underwater cave.

    (via FITTED)

    Now that you know the story, time to explain the new gear. First up is a dark green wool Kamehameha New Era, featuring the Kamehameha logo on the front, brown suede bill, orange sweatband and a satin screenprint of the Coat of Arms on the lining.

    The shirt is a white pocket tee featuring the Kamehameha logo on the pocket and the Coat of Arms on the back.

    Both pieces will be available starting Saturday at the Fitted Hawaii Kona St. location.

    For more info, check out http://www.fittedhawaii.com

     
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