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Do You Remember… Head Shops

Head Shop – A retail outlet specializing in paraphernalia used for consumption of cannabis and tobacco and items related to cannabis culture and related countercultures. Products may include magazines (e.g., about cannabis culture, cannabis cultivation, tattooing and music), clothing, and home décor (e.g., posters and wall hangings illustrating drug culture themes such as cannabis, jam bands like... read more

Trending – Adidas

It was during little league baseball when I needed a new pair of baseball shoes.  This was just minor league so metal spikes weren’t allowed – only cleats.  But instead of the standard black Spalding baseball shoes that everyone wore, my dad asked me if I wanted to wear soccer shoes.  He said that soccer shoes has many more cleats than baseball shoes for a better grip and the trend now was to... read more

Vintage Aloha Shirts at AMC Fashion Annex

Want to check out some vintage aloha shirts?  Get down to Ala Moana center before August 25 and visit the Fashion Annex.  It’s located in the old Lululemon store – mall level on the old Nordstrom wing.  But it’s open only between 12 noon and 5:00.   I happened to stumble upon this display and just had to take some pictures.  See, I have this thing about old “kabe”... read more

The Barbershop

Earlier last month, Bobby’s Barbershop at Kamehameha Shopping Center closed its doors.  Click on the link below to see the story. http://khon2.com/2015/10/02/kalihi-barbershop-closes-after-40-years-owner-ready-to-retire/   That got me thinking of my small-kid-time barbershops.  As far back as I can remember, my mom used to take me to a barbershop that my auntie Yoshiko and her sisters ran.  It... read more

Who Wears Short Shorts

Photo courtesy of Terri-Ann   When my daughter saw this picture, she laughed at it, turned to me and said “What’s up with the short shorts?”  I told her that back in our day – that was the normal length for shorts – that’s why they were called “Shorts”.  Unlike today’s “shorts” that come down to the knees – and for a short 1/2... read more

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