Originally Posted by riotior
What about Thom Browne, Raf Simons, Rick Owens, etc. -- I'm assuming those are lumped into "those brands"? Oh well.
How safe is SF? I feel very comfortable in Manhattan almost all of the time ... I don't think I've ever felt uncomfortable, but I think that this is the case only because of my lifestyle. Like, there's no reason for me to ever be anywhere that would make me uncomfortable. I keep hearing about Lower Nob Hill and Lower Pac Heights being shady, etc. -- a lot of what I hear about Manhattan but have never actually experienced -- but is this something that you can accidentally wander into in SF? Or is it pretty benign no matter where you go, which tbh is kind of what I'm assuming.
One time the cab driver misinterpreted the building number for the street number and I ended up in Harlem in the middle of the night, but I got back into the cab pretty quickly.
You might feel uncomfortable around many parts of town then.
You can try The Archive for some stuff in the Rick Owens vein. Barneys should have Thom Browne, Raf Simons, Margiela, Dries, etc.