The Original Hawaiiabera Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay on September 29, 2008 · 311 comments

in Blog, Featured

What do you get when you cross a Mexican Guayabera with a Hawaiian floral print shirt? You get The Original Hawaiiabera shirt. I’ve always been a big fan of Guayabera or “Old man Mexican barber shirts” as my friends and I call them. I’ve also enjoyed sporting a Hawaiian shirt every now and then. Both of them catch the vintage-something-my-grandpa-would-wear vibe that I enjoy so much.

So when a guy who calls himself “El Grande Kahuna” emails me and says he’d crossbred the two shirts to create the Hawaiiabera, my interest was piqued. El Grande Kahuna calls the Hawaiiabera the “Ultimate Friday Shirt.” Each one is handmade and comfy, with cool, vintage Hawaiian floral prints and the functional four front pockets Guyaberas are famous for. It’s the kind of shirt a man could wear while flipping burgers in the backyard.

El Grande Kahuna was kind enough to send me one. I got to say these things are pretty dang nice. It’s well constructed, stylish, and comfy to boot. I told El Grande Kahuna that I thought a lot my readers would be interested in getting their hands on one of these bad boys.

El Grande Kahuana was happy to oblige.

The Contest

El Grand Kahuna is offering to give away three, count ‘em three, of his $68 Original Hawaiiabera shirts away. Here’s how you can get your hands on one of them:

Because the Hawaiiabera is the Ultimate Friday shirt, we want to hear what you do on the weekends. Do you catch up on chores? Watch football all day? Camp? Leave a comment on this post sharing your typical weekend activities and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a shirt.

One entry per person.

Deadline to enter is Monday, October 6, 2008 at 10PM Central Standard Time.

We’ll randomly select three comments and give a shirt to those three lucky individuals. We’ll notify the winners so they can select what shirt they want from the shop.

But wait, there’s more!

El Grande Kahuna is a generous guy. He’s offering to give every participant a 40% discount on the purchase of Hawaiiabera. At the end of the contest, I’ll email all the participants a code that can be used in the Hawaiiabera store. So even if you don’t walk away with the free shirt, you can still get a hefty discount on the purchase of one of your own.

I’m looking forward to your comments!

The Editor of AoM “couch surfing” in his Hawaiiabera. Get it? Couch surfing?

Man, that was lame.

The contest is closed. Thanks for participating.

301 Brian Felkel October 6, 2008 at 3:44 am

I am an assistant football coach for 12-15 year old boys, so I spend the weekends at football games. I also attend my other son’s soccer games. If I get home in time, I spend the rest of the day watching college or pro football.

302 Michael October 6, 2008 at 4:19 am

O the weekends I catch up on the home repairs and teaching my boys the things I know. They’re so busy during the week with school, marching band, sports practices and other activities that we usually see each other in passing. I reserve the weekends for them to make sure we’re still connected in a very significant way.

303 David Michael Phelps October 6, 2008 at 5:04 am

The weekend in our house is Satur-daddy-day (this amounts to a fair amount of wrestling, giving mom a few hours of silent house, etc.) and a quiet Sunday (with Mass and pre-school catechism — and, of course, watching football with the boy where we still define the ‘good guys’ by color of jersey).

304 Bobber October 6, 2008 at 10:11 am

These days I’ve been pruning my mustache, in an unsuccessful attempt to downplay my ruggedness. I also enjoy bowling, but only because there are no lions or bears to wrestle in the vicinity. In the evenings I drink and converse with the locals, so as to learn better the language and the culture, while my food of choice is anything meaty and extra spicy. I can usually find time to read on the weekends. As of late I’ve been interested in survival stories, such as that of Capt. Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 27, left to fend for themselves on the Antarctic seas for 22 months after their ship was crushed by ice. If I have enough manergy left at the end of the weekend, I like to watch violent movies full of bloodshed and mayhem.

305 Chompa October 6, 2008 at 11:59 am

Weekends are about the family. My wife and I adopted two boys from Ukraine 3 years ago and they keep the weekends busy. The boys are now 8 & 12 and both are active in sports thru the year and Scouting.

Both the sports & especially the Scouting are ways to help develop them into decent men. The weekends are for going to their games/practices, camping, hiking, working in the yard and keeping very active.

As the dad, I like to kick back a little bit and a fine shirt like that would be very fitting at our cookouts/bonfires at the house. Or even just lounging in the hammock reading a book.

Love the website.

306 Zudo October 6, 2008 at 3:02 pm

My weekend is the catch-all to my week. If I have extra work, it filters out and gets cleaned up during the weekend. More often than not though, my weekend catches all the socializing I missed out during the week, which means I’ll go out with friends, see a movie, or go bowling.

My weekend always catches sleep.

307 Jason Fox October 6, 2008 at 6:53 pm

The weekend for is me to catch up with my wife after a hard week at work for the both of us. After sleeping in a little bit, we make sure to spend some time together and then catch up with friends in between doing any shopping or errands we may need to complete.

One of my favorite things to do one weekend a month is to invite our friends to come over with their favorite side dish, and then fire up the grill with a large roast of beef or pork. Family, friends, good food, laughter and lively discussion… what better way to recharge?

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