Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Straight from Maui

Another intrepid UT fan in beautiful Maui for the Maui Invitational NCAA men's Basketball Tournament throwing up the Hook 'Em horns with Aloha St. Nick by his side. Check out the UT logo on the custom surfboard that Santa is sporting. Shakel Bra!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Hawaiiabera travels to Hawai'i

This just in from a recent fan of the University of Texas licensed Hawaiiabera. Thank you Glen for this great shot overlooking the point at which the infamous "Battle of Nu'uanu Pali" took place.

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Coveted "Best Booth" award

Here is a picture of the award that the folks who run SurfExpo sent the El Grande Kahuna just a couple of weeks ago. Pretty cool! Needless to say, I was very excited when they came by the booth to let me know of my recent accomplishment. I worked really, really hard on getting this booth just right. The vibe of the Hawaiiabera booth definitely must lend itself well to the Hawaiiabera brand. Aloha Mi Amigos.
El Grande Kahuna

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Finished HAWAIIABERA® Booth

No wonder we won BEST BOOTH, September 2008 at the SurfExpo in Orlando. It was a Killer booth and generated an unbelievable amount of traffic. What do you all think? And yes, it drives GREAT! Aloha Mi Amigos.

Monday, October 20, 2008

UT Hawaiiabera Spotting

This photo was sent in from an intrepid and, apparently, adventurous fan. His email reads as follows: "Grande Kahuna-tuna, attached is a visual sighting in the outback of Tamalipas, MxGrande Kahuna was represented in style as they unnamed party-goer in this pic is happily sportin' his University of Texas Hawaiiabera! Aloha Mi Amigos!
during operation “white wing containment”. (aka dove hunt) enjoy." Apparently, I would have enjoyed it a LOT if I had been there too. But, El Grande Kahuna is happy to see that the party-goer in the picture is sportin' his one of a kind University of Texas Hawaiiabera. Aloha Mi Amigos and Hook 'Em.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Booth Progress

The BUS is finally painted and looking good at this stage. It is sure to be an attention getter at the next Trade Show in Orlando. Not original colors for the year (my bus is a 1974) but were original for a '68 - '69 Bus.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Biff has a new home.

I know, Mannequins are creepy as all get out. But when you need to be consistent when photographing product, they come in handy, that's for sure. So, meet Biff. Our very quiet, not much help around the office, low maintenance, easy going mannequin. We usually park him in front of a door or window. He'll freak you out if your not expecting him so be aware!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Progress on "The Booth"

Is, well, progressing. All body work has been completed so panels are straight and dents removed. Looking nice! The "Bus" is going to be a huge hit for us.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Aloha Joe

Well, we are now an official sponsor of the AlohaJoe radio program. Please take a moment to visit Joe and listen in to his broadcast. Great Old School Hawaiian and even new stuff! Worth a listen for sure: ALOHAJOE

Mr. Jack Black

Heck yes he's a Hawaiiabera fan. Here is Jack Black himself sporting a Hawaiiabera on the red carpet for the premiere of "Orange County". If he thinks they are that cool, then they are. No doubt about it. Thanks Jables!

New Trade Show Booth

Being an advertising and marketing guy forever, I cooked up a crazy idea for a trade show booth. Here is what we are starting with. A 1974 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper Bus. STAY TUNED!

More patterns available now

How about some of these patterns for a killer shirt. Look sharp and colorful on your next cruise, visit to a resort or day at the beach. The Hawaiiabera is so versatile that we recommend you try wearing one with nice slacks to your next casual cocktail party. If you don't like to talk to strangers or aren't quite used to being the center of attention, then don't follow our advice. Aloha!

University of Texas

Well, we are expanding into the realm of licensed sports wear. I figured I have three things going for me in the area. 1. The Hawaiiabera is a one of a kind product and definitely popular. 2. Everyone needs a good game day shirt. 3. Fans are rabid for anything to do with their Alma Mater. Here is a peek at our first licensed product for the University of Texas at Austin. Our application has been approved and the shirts are being made! HOOK 'EM!

Next stop, SurfExpo

Well, after MAGIC we were headed to SurfExpo in January of 2008 for our first ever show in Orlando. Now this show is geared more for my line of clothing, catering to the Resort Wear and the Boutique buyers. Same crummy little booth but we wrote more orders and were encouraged in our efforts. The model is my very lovely and super talented wife.

All work, and no play.

Yeah. Right. Go to Vegas and not play? At least someone went home with a stack of cash after the MAGIC show. Too bad it wasn't me!

Sneak Peek for 2009 Line!

The new fabrics are on their way and they are going to look stunning. My retailers have all asked for more color so, presto, more color it is! Here is a more "tame" pattern but VERY popular.

Our first show - MAGIC

Our very first show in Las Vegas, Nevada. MAGIC. You have NO IDEA how large this show is. Several square miles and row after row of every item of clothing and manufacturer known to mankind. No joke. Over 130,000 buyers attend this show every single year. It was an amazing experience. We wrote three orders during our first show. Disappointing but predictable. Retailers wants to see you back there a couple of times before they order with you. Part of this VERY EXPENSIVE learning curve. Here is a pic of our crappy little corner of this world. Each square foot of this booth cost $117 each day. That's my little bro' in the pic.