Freeman's Sporting Club Coming to Valencia Street

The Denim Maven, one of our favorite tipsters, tells us NYC-based Freeman’s Sporting Club is about to open up its third shop, at 18th and Valencia in the space recently vacated by Amore Animal Supply. From the Freeman’s “about” page:

F.S.C. was established to pay tribute to the vanishing art of American handmade goods, the quality and durability inherent to something made by skilled artisans. These tenets form the foundation on which Freemans Sporting Club is built.

Based on 18th and 19th century sutleries, which were expeditionary general stores that offered the paramount essentials to settlers and soldiers. F.S.C. offers a roughly hewn yet refined reinterpretation of this bygone era, one in which a man’s garments were made to be both functional and long lasting.

Sounds like a good fit for a modernified frontier city like SF!

Note: When I first read “Freeman’s Sporting Club” in the subject of the D. Maven’s email, I was sooo hoping it had something to do with ping pong. Alas.

UPDATE: Jane dug up some better pics than the one above:

These are from their current Lookbook which seems to be based off of Mission Stereotypes. There are many more, but here’s ‘skater/tagger,’ ‘bike messenger’ and my personal favorite ‘yuppie DILF.’ LMAO. These folks already have the Jane seal of approval.

http://www.freemanssportingclub.com/sites/www.freemanssportingclub.com/files/images/TB_FSC_LOOKBOOK_1_0_5.preview.jpg

http://www.freemanssportingclub.com/sites/www.freemanssportingclub.com/files/images/TB_FSC_LOOKBOOK_10.preview.jpg

http://www.freemanssportingclub.com/sites/www.freemanssportingclub.com/files/image

Good work, Jane!

20 Responses to “Freeman's Sporting Club Coming to Valencia Street”

  1. testy says:

    third shop = chain. where’s my predictable community outrage?

  2. John says:

    Freeman’s – giving back to the community. Good thing their stuff is inexpensive.

  3. Jane says:

    These are from their current Lookbook which seems to be based off of Mission Stereotypes. There are many more, but here’s ‘skater/tagger,’ ‘bike messenger’ and my personal favorite ‘yuppie DILF.’ LMAO. These folks already have the Jane seal of approval.

    http://www.freemanssportingclub.com/sites/www.freemanssportingclub.com/files/images/TB_FSC_LOOKBOOK_1_0_5.preview.jpg

    http://www.freemanssportingclub.com/sites/www.freemanssportingclub.com/files/images/TB_FSC_LOOKBOOK_10.preview.jpg

    http://www.freemanssportingclub.com/sites/www.freemanssportingclub.com/files/images/TB_FSC_LOOKBOOK_3.preview.jpg

  4. thuglifecrunk187 says:

    yes, inexpensive stores like this are great for the community! way to go! now i’ll resolve my pet needs elsewhere!

  5. el jeffe says:

    The clothes are expensive, but seem very well-made. Definitely out of my price range, but I always saw them as something to look at while waiting for a table at the restaurant. And while we’re on that topic, why doesn’t Freeman’s open another restaurant on Valencia Street as long as they’re moving west?

  6. Careful what you ask for says:

    Last I checked, there were dozens of vacant store fronts on Valencia street. I’ll bet chain store opponents are the same people who flock to Petsco for kibble and Netflix for their movies. They ought to be more careful what they wish for.

  7. paul says:

    I’m not necessarily anti-chain stores (does three stores make a chain?), but as a machinist, I’m against $198 “Machinist Shirts”:

  8. Maureen says:

    The Freemans in NY is pretty dope. I believe they have a barbershop in the back. Everything is crazy expensive but we always go when we are in the neighborhood to gawk at the clothes and Americana knick knacks. It will fit in well with Paxtons gate, Curiosity Shop, Pirate store, i.e. cool places you go in and never buy stuff.

  9. kiya says:

    This Freeman’s that’s opening on Valencia will actually be 75% “men’s barber shop” and 25″ “men’s clothing store”.
    I’m guessing the facade will look more like the back end of their original NYC spot, a 60′s men’s barber shop with straight razor shaves.

  10. elly says:

    I’d rather havean american apparel. that place looks like a man’s anthropologie. actually i’d rather have that stinky pet store back, i went there a lot!

  11. one says:

    the pic of the yuppie with the stroller sums it all up.

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