By Robbie Dingeman, Enjy El-Kadi, Diane Lee, Stacey Makiya, Savannah L. Murray, Jayna Omaye, Brie Thalmann, Catherine Toth Fox, Katrina Valcourt, Don Wallace and Christi Young
When it comes to fresh Island-inspired toppers, we’ve got to tip our hats to the fellas at Fitted. Former pro skateboarder Rene Matthyssen and Keola Naka‘ahiki Rapozo, a Honolulu Community College fashion tech graduate and former Tori Richard designer, founded the cap label in 2005, bringing their passions for streetwear and perpetuating Hawaiian culture to a head in one cool, conscious brand. Fit, as the name implies, is key—there’s a style for every noggin, from the best-selling 950s (six-panel flat bills) and campers to dad hats and the brand’s signature fitted lids. And so is the storytelling nature of Fitted’s graphics, designed to instill pride of place and spark conversations about Hawai‘i’s past. Limited-edition collabs, small batch sizes and frequent releases (every Tuesday and Saturday) up the covetability factor. Next to drop? The Lei Ānuenue cap, created by high school students through the brand’s mentorship program with Ānuenue School. Proceeds will go toward a new school gym.
1438 Kona St., Suite B, (808) 942-3100, fittedhawaii.com.
Source: Honolulu Magazine, Published: M