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post #102976 of 109053
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I will always hate my brad directly on the rack from now on. Thank u Fok

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lol.  Autocorrect is so awesome.  I literally cannot stop laughing.  Typing this is very hard.


Only Fok can hate "his" Brad lol8[1].gif
post #102977 of 109053
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To go on a fashion-related tangent, I went to some great stores this week while in SF. I stopped in at the Archive a couple of times, which has a great selection, and is notable in that all of your goth and artisanal fantasies are probably much more attainable than you think. What I mean is that a lot of the stuff - the good stuff - lends it self to a @nicelynice
 - ish mode of dress. Sure, you can't style MA+ like an asshole and expect it to work, but just for an example, I tried on a BBS leather (I don't usually like BBS) and would have happily walked out the door in it had I also been carrying 5 grand in cash. Same with a pair of low-cut MA+ back-zip boots. My point is maybe that you shouldn't be afraid to go out on a limb and try something awesome just because you like it.

I have to say that my favorite spot was M.A.C., which somewhat amusingly stands for "Modern Appealing Clothing." They have a super cool buy, and also a super cool staff. Junya, Dries, CDGH+, EG, all this stuff that wears really well together. And the store space is really cool. A good mix of what was being discussed earlier - curated but with enough whimsy to make the experience entertaining; more so than at the Archive. Sadly, they did not have the Dries biker pants I wanted in my size.

Both are, obviously, way cooler than Barneys etc, which manage to be boring and (imo) unfriendly, by virtue both of staff and layout. I never really know what to do with myself in stores, though.

And of course, both pale in comparison to the wonder that is the downtown Angelic Pretty boutique (0), which is what I wish the interior of my spaceship looked like.

please tell me you hit up the mission, hayes valley, height, noe valley/castro lots of good food and fun stuff.
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please tell me you hit up the mission, hayes valley, height, noe valley/castro lots of good food and fun stuff.

Well, he went to MAC, so he was definitely in the Hayes Valley, and I took him to Chocolate Covered (yes, I have a Jasper as well as a Brad), so he was in the Noe Valley; and I assume that he went to the Mission.

post #102979 of 109053
It only felt right to hang out in the tenderloin for a SF meet
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Well, he went to MAC, so he was definitely in the Hayes Valley, and I took him to Chocolate Covered (yes, I have a Jasper as well as a Brad), so he was in the Noe Valley; and I assume that he went to the Mission.

IC, been to MAC didn't find it that impressive to be honest. Acrimony is pretty cool though. Now the macaroon shop next door to MAC is delicious.

You were in sf as well?
post #102981 of 109053
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It only felt right to hang out in the tenderloin for a SF meet

Ay man Polk has a lot of great bars!
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please tell me you hit up the mission, hayes valley, height, noe valley/castro lots of good food and fun stuff.

probably? I walked around a lot. The only place I didn't like was the Haight. 

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it's like communicating with a 12 year old
post #102984 of 109053
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IC, been to MAC didn't find it that impressive to be honest. Acrimony is pretty cool though. Now the macaroon shop next door to MAC is delicious.

You were in sf as well?

Serious?  I like Acrimony, and Jenny is a sweatheart, and Marcus is good people, but the store, while good, is nowhere near the level of MAC, which has a knack for finding truly world class stuff.  They were the first West Coast Engineered Garments stockist, and I'm pretty sure that they were one of the first Belvest accounts as well (Louis brought them to the US, but back in the day, Louis Boston was truly world class, and did things like give Luciano Barbera his start as a designer).  They carry great selections of Jil, Junya, Dries, Margiela up until a few years ago, Walter van Bierendonck's Wild & Lethal Trash, as well as stuff that I've never seen, like Nooy for women.  My criterion for a truly good store is that it has to show me something unexpected, to teach me something, every time I walk in.  MAC is one of the few stores in the States that does that for me, consistently.  

 

Yeah, Synth and I were both in SF for business.  He stayed on a bit longer.  I was there for meetings, and that was it.  I'm in SF usually at least a few times a year.  Most stuff can be done online, but face-to-face is really still the only way to reach a real understanding with someone.

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I guess I should visit MAC.
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I like Acrimony, but mainly because they carry Geller and Marcus is always very helpful and he's always down to chat.  

 

Just visited MAC for the first time to check out their EG stock and what stood out was they had this ridiculously nice Dries peacoat.  Did not know they carried margiela, or used to.  Didn't see any, but I didn't look for it.  

 

BUUUT.  The best shop in SF.  Hands down.  Is.

 

MAAAAS and Stacks.  

 

Steve and Otto really know what they're doing with the buys and the products they carry.  It's to the point where I don't even stop by anymore because I end up liking too much stuff and just kind of have no willpower and end up getting it there for some reason even though I know you can get it cheaper online somewhere, but they've showed me the way on stuff like nonnative and you gotta appreciate that, good times.  

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I like Acrimony, but mainly because they carry Geller and Marcus is always very helpful and he's always down to chat.  

 

Just visited MAC for the first time to check out their EG stock and what stood out was they had this ridiculously nice Dries peacoat.  Did not know they carried margiela, or used to.  Didn't see any, but I didn't look for it.  

 

BUUUT.  The best shop in SF.  Hands down.  Is.

 

MAAAAS and Stacks.  

 

Steve and Otto really know what they're doing with the buys and the products they carry.  It's to the point where I don't even stop by anymore because I end up liking too much stuff and just kind of have no willpower and end up getting it there for some reason even though I know you can get it cheaper online somewhere, but they've showed me the way on stuff like nonnative and you gotta appreciate that, good times.  

I really like Maas&Stacks as well, and I definitely think that in taste levels that it is above Acrimony, but imo, it's not as good at MAC.  Don't get me wrong - I am more likely to find something for me, personally, at Maas&Stacks, but only at MAC do I get that sense of wonder, like "omg, I have never seen that.  I never even conceived that such a thing existed!"  For me, it's that feeling, rather than whether I'll find something that I'll like, that sets MAC apart.

post #102988 of 109053
MAC is more interesting and has much better CS than M&S. People at Archive are pretty nice as well, although I've only browsed there and not bought anything. As far as the big name boutiques go, DH service >>>> SLP service in SF.
post #102989 of 109053
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probably? I walked around a lot. The only place I didn't like was the Haight. 

Yea i used to like haight back in the day, now i think its just dirty as hell.
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Serious?  I like Acrimony, and Jenny is a sweatheart, and Marcus is good people, but the store, while good, is nowhere near the level of MAC, which has a knack for finding truly world class stuff.  They were the first West Coast Engineered Garments stockist, and I'm pretty sure that they were one of the first Belvest accounts as well (Louis brought them to the US, but back in the day, Louis Boston was truly world class, and did things like give Luciano Barbera his start as a designer).  They carry great selections of Jil, Junya, Dries, Margiela up until a few years ago, Walter van Bierendonck's Wild & Lethal Trash, as well as stuff that I've never seen, like Nooy for women.  My criterion for a truly good store is that it has to show me something unexpected, to teach me something, every time I walk in.  MAC is one of the few stores in the States that does that for me, consistently.  

Yeah, Synth and I were both in SF for business.  He stayed on a bit longer.  I was there for meetings, and that was it.  I'm in SF usually at least a few times a year.  Most stuff can be done online, but face-to-face is really still the only way to reach a real understanding with someone.

You know what i just realized i was thinking of Rand+Statler, we are talking about two diff stores. The one i went to did not stock any of that LOL. I think i need to give MAC a try then...
post #102990 of 109053
Their dogpatch location is worth a visit too. Not as much stock as the Hayes Valley one but you can get pizza at Piccino after (or before).
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