|For the longest time I kept telling myself I wouldn't print on black tees even though most of my tees are black. Here in Hawaii everyone wears black tees. This is why I only printed on white tees for the longest time. On top of that it's too hot to BBQ at the beach in a black tee. Since I don't actually sell my SXA tees in any shops here let alone to anyone other than friends, I figured it'd be ok to print up some black tees for all of you who have been asking online. Well here it is my friends! This colorway resembles the color of charcoal or the occasional burnt piece of chicken or ribs that's left unattended on the grill! Click HERE if you know what I'm talking about and would like to purchase this tee.|
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
|Today's one of those days. It's a good day to kick back and relax with your favorite cold beverage in one of our "Black Shaka" tees as seen here on SXA Marlon. I can hear him saying "it's hard to be a pimp out here in Honolulu!" Email firstname.lastname@example.org for purchases and inquiries. (SXA Marlon not for sale with tee!) Click HERE for more info and details.|
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Went out to check on the mail yesterday and found that there was a box from Brandon Holstein, Denver Dan, and Mark Kawakami of The Speed Merchant waiting for me! Stoked! Inside was some new The Speed Merchant gear and the latest issue of Hot Bike featuring Brawny's "Mako" and Chopper Dave's "Steel Shoe". I'd been wanting to get my hands on this issue for awhile but couldn't find it here in Hawaii. As always super proud to see Brawny a local boy from Mililani doing big things when it comes to building performance Harley's, Triumphs, and custom bikes! Mahalo Brawny, Dan, and Mark for the package I appreciate it very much!
|Kingman and Brawny at the Born Free 5 2013 Backyard BBQ.|
|Brawny at The Speed Merchant / Brawny Built Backyard BBQ. That was shark steaks by the way that he had on the grill courtesty of Marco from Mach Modified!|
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Received a package the other day from Yuya! He is part of Tsuyoshi Nishiyama's Felem Crew. Last year we did an SXA Backyard BBQ for them over at the Kapolei Skatepark and they were stoked! Mahalo Nui Loa Yuya for the chopsticks from Japan! I really appreciate it brother!
|Yuya handwritten thank you note. These are alway the best!|
|Chopsticks from Japan perfect for my SXA BBQ from Hawaii!|
|Yuya and the Felem Crew!|
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
|We should change Nick Yamasato's nick name from "Skate Faster" to "BBQ Faster"! As you can see the effects of me being in town is wearing him down! No worries Braddah Nick it's only for a couple more days!|
|Alex Mc Donald showing small kine signs of kanak attack!|
SXA "Black Shaka" trucker hat available in the SXA Shop. Click HERE to purchase or for more info.
|SXA "Black Shaka" trucker hat (royal blue)|
|SXA "Black Shaka" trucker hat (red)|
|SXA "Black Shaka" trucker hat (black)|
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
|"Loud Aloha Saves Lives" tee by Nelson Kanno available now in the SXA Shop. Click HERE for more colors and info.|
|New Hawaii and Destroy trucker hats by SXA available now in the SXA Shop. Click HERE for other colors and info on how to purchase.|
Sunday, January 5, 2014
One SXA sticker customizes 2 lighters! Now that's what I call getting more bang for your buck! No let somebody else cockaroach your lighter make sure you let em know it stay yours by customizing em' wit one SXA steekah cuz!
|SXA Customized Lighter Option 1|
|SXA Customized Lighter Option 2|
Friday, January 3, 2014
Now that were a couple of days into 2014 I've gotta say that 2013 was another great year for Shakas and Alohas. Our SXA Backyard BBQ's have really allowed us to get out there and hang out with some great people both here in Hawaii and abroad. This year we didn't even do one single BBQ at our beloved Magic Island but we more than made up with for it with the BBQ's we did have. We'll see where 2014 takes Shakas and Alohas and whose backyard we'll be BBQ'n at! Mahalo again for all of your support and encouragement! With that I leave you with some of the memorable BBQ's for Shakas x Alohas in 2013. Enjoy!
When I started doing Shakas x Alohas back in 2007 my goal was to figure out how to some day be able to share the local style BBQ experience in places that I wanted to travel to and with people I wanted spend time with. Five years later with the encouragement of my girlfriend Bev and the support of my amazing family and friends I've been able to do just that! Below are pics of a design done by my friend Nelson Kanno. Nelson is a local braddah from Mililani who moved to Long Beach in early 2000 to pursue his passion for motorcycles. By means of the internet and magazines I got to watch he and his friends influence a culture that was not yet established. I was super stoked and proud that here was a local boy doing what he was doing away from Hawaii and making an impact. These past couple of years I've got to spend time with Nelson and his ohana and friends and talk story over SXA BBQ. All I can tell you is that I'm really stoked to be doing exactly what I wanted to with SXA and I'm glad that I can share it with you and friends like Nelson. Mahalo for your support! - Rodney Chmolack
|Loud Aloha Saves Lives! It really does you should try it some time!|
|This was my first test run using white ink which I haven't been able to do for over a year. Thanks to some screen printing advice and help from a couple of friends Kyle Ito over at Morals Fiber and Gabriel Lipetz at Aloha Factory.|
|Brown for the brown boys! Nelson requested this colorway early this year but I wasn't capable of doing it as silly it sounds. I'm glad I was able to make it happen before the turn of the New Year! What a way to end 2013!|
|Loud Aloha in Kelly green is available for sale in the online shop.|
|Loud Aloha in black is available in the online shop as well.|
|My friend Gabriel Lipitz over at Aloha T Shirt Factory let me use his dryer. The heat lamps at home don't cut it. Mahalo Gabe and crew!|
|My beautiful assistant helping me organize before we head out for some New Years lunch. You can tell by the look on her face that she's thinking "what a way to spend New Years Day"! That Tori Burch bag and wallet from Christmas paid off though!!!|