Last chance to celebrate Chinatown street style – closing reception for “Chinatown Pretty”



CHINATOWN PRETTY: a photo exhibit celebrating SF Chinatown street style with photos and stories by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu

Friday, April 8th
41 Ross Alley / Chinatown, San Francisco CA 94108
Beer provided by Tiger Beer

Read lots more about the show and RSVP and invite your friends here!

Hot new look: Totally enormous floppy denim pants and jackets

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Local fashion blog SF Looks has featured this stuff twice in the last few days. Must be a hot new look.

Read more about the pants here, and read more about the jacket here.

Inspired by “dark ’80s movies like Rivers Edge starring Crispin Glover and Keanu Reeves”

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Local fashion blog SF Looks asked Rita about her style:

My inspiration are dark 80s movies like Rivers Edge starring Crispin Glover & Keanu Reeves, all the androgynous cool kids of the 90s mixing and matching fashion genres with effortlessly chic effect like Brian Molko.

Read on for the full photo and more of Rita’s answer.

Kanye’s money woes

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Poor Kanye!

(Get your own “Can’t Afford SF” shirt here.)

[via Devon]

Einstein looking sexy at Taqueria Cancun

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[via Marion]

Bummerdude! The “I Can’t Afford to Love SF” t-shirt pop-up got burgled

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DSF 2″ just opened up a couple weeks ago and already this. Maybe swing by (24th between Mission and Valencia, or the original DSF on Haight between Fillmore and Steiner, or shop online if u lazy) do some Christmas shopping, help them out in this time of bummer.

[via Devon]

Lower Haight t-shirt emporium DSF opens popup satellite shop on 24th Street

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You know them for their famous I Can’t Afford to Love SF shirt, but you’ve probably never been to the shop because it’s in another neighborhood…

Well now’s your chance! (The popup is on 24th between Mission and Valencia, for a limited time.)

[via Devon Chulick, Mayor of the Lower Haight]

A new sneaker by Self Edge


Nice! Here’s the deal:

They’re comfortable, built very well, and the rubber/canvas/stitching quality is as good as it gets for a sneaker. The new Dessau sneakers are fully hand-made in Japan. They’re vulcanized at one of Japan’s last remaining factories still committed to this process and made from 100% cotton woven in Japan. But it’s only when you pick them up, or more importantly put them on your feet, that you’ll find what truly sets them apart. Feel that extra heft, that extra cushion. And the bar keeps rising…taped seams, metal eyelets and vents, double stitched stress points, full sponge insoles, reinforced heel and toe cups. A new gold standard for the classic sneaker.

Check them out here, or at the original Self Edge shop near 18th and Valencia.

(Despite wanting to support local business, as a lifelong Converse All-Star man, I probably won’t make the switch, but I think they look nice and the description is very well written.)

UPDATE: Kiya adds, “(and they’re not made in a sweatshop).” I guess that’s the main thing.

A Sutro Tower for your living room


Finally, a miniaturized version of our favorite local landmark for your household! And it doubles as a shelf and coat rack, just in time for scarf weather. It’s called the Sutro Tower Rack, it’s currently raising funds via Kickstarter, and designer Timothy Seward wrote in to tell us all about it:

While living in the edge of the mission (20th+Potrero) I looked up and saw Sutro Tower everyday. I decided to take my street art skills and put them to the design test. I wanted to blend the beautiful mid-century designs of the past and incorporate my street art flavor. It may be hard to identify the street in this furniture piece, but the playfulness of the soft lines and pop colors are definitely inspired by my murals and my good friend Ian Ross‘ murals around SF.

Here’s a gif of the Sutro Tower Rack in action:

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And here’s one of all of the delightful colors it’ll come in:

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Enticed? Head on over to the Sutro Tower Rack Kickstarter page and pledge. Want to see it in person first? Timothy will be showing the rack at the Urban Epicurean Festival at Fort Mason this weekend, where you can also snag yourself an on-trend Sutro Tower lapel pin.

P.S. Here are a bunch of our posts on Sutro Tower over the years…

Two belts, neither one buckled


It’s what the kids are doing these days. Hot new look for fall.

Now please enjoy this list of past “hot new look” posts…