I get down to Big Sur and Carmel about once a month. It is one of my two favorite areas in all of California (Joshua Tree being the other). The Hwy 1 drive is quite possibly the best road in America for a performance car and the views of the coast are spectacular. I almost always stop in at Khaki's because the inventory changes so quickly and they always have a lot of colorful visuals for my abitofcolor.tumblr blog, more so than any one menswear store in SF. (My wife loves Carmel because the place is so dog friendly including the beaches and we often just drive down for lunch )
Where else will you find Edward Green nubuck suedes with blue linings?? I love how they push the envelope on color and style.