HODINKEE Pop-Up Store in San Francisco

HODINKEE Pop-Up Store in San Francisco at Taylor Stitch

Well, if blessing New York with an amazing pop-up of vintage watches a few months back wasn’t enough, our friends at HODINKEE have setup a similar offering for folks in the Bay area for this weekend. Mission-based retailer Taylor Stitch is playing host to the first ever West Coast HODINKEE pop-up store and we’ve got a preview of what to expect before making your way over to Valencia Street. Beyond all the timepieces, HODINKEE is bringing along some of the goods from their online shop which offers up Italian-made watch straps and pouches for your most valuable possessions.

The offerings will range from classics to cult watches like a vintage IWC Ingenieur and Omega Bullhead chrono, to a veritable British Military issued mono-pusher chrono from Lemania. We have really special collector’s pieces like an early Heuer Carrera Dato from 1967 with a black dial (try to find another one for sale right now), to one of the rarest vintage Rollies around – the Ref 1530 (an automatic watch in the case usually used for quartz – aka Rolex’s answer to the Royal Oak and their first watch with a sapphire crystal).

The show starts today and runs until Sunday evening, with daily hours being from 11am to 7pm. Taylor Stitch is located at 383 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA. Scroll down to catch a glimpse of what to expect.

Outlier x Taylor Stitch California Pivot Shirt

Outlier x Taylor Stitch California Pivot ShirtOutlier x Taylor Stitch California Pivot Shirt

San Fran’s Taylor Stitch worked closely with Brooklyn’s Outlier to give the maker of tailored cycling wear’s famed Pivot Sleeve Shirt some much-welcomed enhancements. It’s been remastered and delivered in a Brazilian sun-washed chambray finish while the construction has been tweaked as well. “We took our standard pivot sleeve construction and chilled it out a bit with a button down collar, a buttonable chest pocket, and TS’s signature eight button front placket. Ecuadorian corozo buttons round it off with that perfect east coast meets west vibe.”

We couldn’t have described it better ourselves. The blend of ethos from opposite coasts makes for one well-crafted shirt.

Man Up. San Francisco Pop Up [Menswear Market]

Man Up. San Francisco

With the majority of menswear press time dedicated to events taking place in or around NYC, Man Up San Francisco brings a breath of fresh air to the neglected west coast. Seriously, apart from a trade show here and there taking place in Vegas, I have yet to see a good event actually worth the trip out west. With shops like San Fran’s own Unionmade, Room4 Vintage and labels like Taylor Stitch and Pierrepont Hicks all set to be at the Cal Modern Art Gallery on the last weekend of January, it’s definitely a visit everyone should make if possible.

The men’s department is definitely evolving and men across the country (not just in the NY area) are taking notice. Behind Man Up are few distinguished gentlemen with whom everyone should become familiar. Watch the video for the event after the jump.

The Official Online Tailor: Taylor Stitch

The Official Online Tailor: Taylor Stitch

Here’s a label that should be popping up on everyone’s radars if it hasn’t already. San Francisco’s Taylor Stitch specializes in custom online tailoring, giving users like you and I the ability to design a shirt from top to bottom through the use of an easy-to-use interface. TS is definitely cut from a different cloth, as they have been able to seamlessly blend an old school trade with new school technology. Yes, Taylor Stitch is your online tailor and the men behind the service, Michael Maher, Barrett Purdum & Michael Armenta, will sure the process is painless. They work with the finest American shirt makers to offer a wide selection of fabrics, patterns, styles and finishes. Before starting production, they carefully plan the order, inspect the pattern, and ensure that the measurements are exact. Each collar, cuff, and panel are carefully cut to assure pattern matching.