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In honor of the best-and-most-hilariously-named thread on StyleForum, “Show us your Chan”…

In honor of the best-and-most-hilariously-named thread on StyleForum, “Show us your Chan”…

For those of you who may have forgotten…

For those of you who may have forgotten…

Classic Merchandising at Cable Car Clothiers
Be sure to stop in to San Francisco’s famed Cable Car Clothiers (110 Sutter St.) for the next Bay Area StyleForum meetup on the evening of May 2nd, a Thursday, from 6:00-8:00pm. Drinks and light fare to be served.

Classic Merchandising at Cable Car Clothiers

Be sure to stop in to San Francisco’s famed Cable Car Clothiers (110 Sutter St.) for the next Bay Area StyleForum meetup on the evening of May 2nd, a Thursday, from 6:00-8:00pm. Drinks and light fare to be served.

The dubiously honored and here disembodied SF shoe circle
Edward Greens at Khaki’s of Carmel.

The dubiously honored and here disembodied SF shoe circle

Edward Greens at Khaki’s of Carmel.

Shoes from the StyleForum meetup the other night.

Shoes from the StyleForum meetup the other night.

Sean, from the StyleForum meetup.

Sean, from the StyleForum meetup.

StyleForum San Francisco Meetup, 2/6/13

I hopped over to the city (San Francisco, not New York) today after work for the first StyleForum meetup of 2013. It was a lot of fun, and the space in which it was held, Wingtip’s club rooms (Ian, of fromsqualortoballer fame, wrote a great piece on the location’s history here), was an amazing sight to behold: architecturally, menswearily, and baller-ass accoutrement-arily (think Dormeuil suiting fabric and Johnston’s of Elgin tweed upholstered chairs).

Special thanks to Ami of Wingtip (top left) for generously hosting this event, and to Gus for organizing it. Ami gave tours of the club’s various rooms in progress (a tweed room, a rotating Bill’s Khakis-dressed room—corduroy in the fall, seersucker and madras in the summer, a leather room, a cigar room with a hidden swiveling wall, to name but a few…) and I must say that I have no doubt the digs will be a true sight to behold once they’re up and running. I’m looking forward to going back and checking out the retail store and the MTM suiting vault in the historic Bank of Italy building’s basement which is managed by Erik Gavrilor, with whom I had a great talk tonight about the thrill of mixing colors, patterns, and textures, and repurposing women’s accessories for some solid menswear game.  

Rogue’s Gallery

Bay Area tumblr/StyleForum Menswear Meet-Up: 1/26/13

The cast of characters wasn’t long, but it was good, including #menswear stalwarts like Gus of A Bit of Color and Ian of FromSqualortoBaller. And everyone in attendance looked great! 

San Francisco/Bay Area Menswear Meet-up
When: Tuesday, November 20th @ 5:30—>who knows?
Where: Revival Bar & Kitchen, 2012 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA. (one block north of downtown Berkeley Bart station)
* This is a no-host event, and is not officially sponsored by StyleForum or tumblr.

San Francisco/Bay Area Menswear Meet-up

When: Tuesday, November 20th @ 5:30—>who knows?

Where: Revival Bar & Kitchen, 2012 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA. (one block north of downtown Berkeley Bart station)

* This is a no-host event, and is not officially sponsored by StyleForum or tumblr.

San Francisco/Bay Area Menswear Meet-up
When: Tuesday, November 20th @ 5:30—>who knows?
Where: Revival Bar & Kitchen, 2012 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA. (one block north of downtown Berkeley Bart station)
* This is a no-host event, and is not officially sponsored by StyleForum or tumblr.

San Francisco/Bay Area Menswear Meet-up

When: Tuesday, November 20th @ 5:30—>who knows?

Where: Revival Bar & Kitchen, 2012 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA. (one block north of downtown Berkeley Bart station)

* This is a no-host event, and is not officially sponsored by StyleForum or tumblr.