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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    I will be visiting San Francisco on business next week, and will have one afternoon and one whole day free.  Any suggestions on where to shop and what to see in my short time there would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. DandySF

    DandySF Well-Known Member

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    A few local favorites: On Post Street: Thomas Pink, for shirts Saks, Brooks, Polo Allen Edmonds, shoes On Sutter Street Wilkes Bashford, the highest of the high-end On Grant Cafe Coton, http://www.cafecoton.com/ , for shirts
     
  3. NavyStyles

    NavyStyles Well-Known Member

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    Lombard Street -- the "crookedest" street in the world. You might want to walk down and get a taxi back up.

    Chinatown -- if you're brave enough to buy a whole chicken (head, feet, and all).

    Just don't leave your heart... haha, I'm sorry. I couldn't resist. Gah, I'm such a nerd.
     
  4. Yosarian77

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    One of my favorite things to do when I lived there was to walk down Union Street, which is one of the best shopping areas in town. Worth the trip and a lot of neat places to eat. Check it out.
     
  5. VMan

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    Or pick out your own live octopi, squid, frogs, turtles, crabs, and eels to cook for dinner that night.
     
  6. Steve B.

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    Here's the Full Monty in the city. There are a couple of other great stores in the 'burbs- don't know if you'll have a car? For local flavor in a pub try Pat O'Shea's at 3rd and Geary. Caffe Riggio at 5th and Geary has great Italian food, and is somewhat of a local secret. For higher end bars try Harry Denton's Starlight Room or Ruby Skye. For sightseeing there's Lombard St., Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid, the B of A building, the Cliff House (decent food there, too), and of course the GG bridge. The view from the Marin Headlands in Point Reyes is spectacular. The view of the city itself from Twin Peaks is also pretty good. For stores see below: Arthur Beren Shoes 222 Stockton St., San Francisco, CA 94108. (800) 899-2626 or (415) 397-8900 www.berenshoes.com. Carries a GREAT assortment of top-quality shoes. Barcelino 498 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94102. (415) 781-5777. www.barcelino.com. Wilkes Bashford 375 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94108. (415) 986-4380. www.wilkesbashford.com. Billyblue 54 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94104. (415) 781-2111. www.billyblue.com. Brooks Brothers 150 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94108. (415) 397-4500. www.brooksbrothers.com. Burberry 225 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94108. (415) 392-2200. www.burberry.com. Button Down 3415 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94118. (415) 563-1311. Henry Cotton's 105 Grant Ave., San Francisco, CA 94108. (415) 391-5557. www.henrycottons.com. Only Cotton's boutique in the U.S. CourtouÃ[​IMG] 459-465 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94102. (415) 775-2900. Crocker Galleria 50 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94104. www.shopatgalleria.com. Barcelino (415) 273-2800. www.barcelino.com. Fil à Fil (415) 392-1150. Ralph Lauren (415) 788-7656. www.polo.com. Gianni Versace (415) 616-0604. www.versace.com. Versace Jeans Couture (415) 616-0600. www.versace.com. Diesel 101 Post. St., San Francisco, CA 94108. (415) 982-7077. www.diesel.com. Emporio Armani 1 Grant Ave., San Francisco, CA  94108. (415) 677-9400. www.giorgioarmani.com. Allen Edmonds 171 Post St., San Francisco, CA  94108. (415) 391-4545. www.allenedmonds.com. Salvatore Ferragamo 233 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94102. (415) 391-6565. www.salvatoreferragamo.it. Ghurka 170 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94108. (415) 392-7267. www.ghurka.com. One of only two Ghurka boutiques in the U.S. Gucci One Union Square Building, 200 Stockton St., San Francisco, CA 94108. (415) 392-2808. www.gucci.com. Hermès 212 Stockton St., San Francisco, CA 94108. (415) 391-7200. www.hermes.com. Patrick James 216 Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA 94104. (415) 986-1043. www.patrickjames.com. Macy's 170 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA 94102. (415) 397-3333. www.macys.com. Neiman Marcus Department Store 150 Stockton St., San Francisco, CA 94108. (415) 362-3900. www.neimanmarcus.com. San Francisco Centre 865 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103. www.westfield.com. Coach (415) 543-7152. www.coach.com Kenneth Cole (415) 227-4536. www.kennethcole.com Lucky Brand Dungarees (415) 281-9020. www.luckyjeans.com Nordstrom (415) 243-8500. www.nordstrom.com. Nordstrom's best men's dept- even carry Isaia shirts, ties and tailored clothing here. Nordstrom Rack 555 9th St., San Francisco, CA 94107. (415) 934-1211.  www.nordstrom.com. Thomas Pink 255 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94108. (415) 421-2022. www.thomaspink.com. Saks Fifth Avenue 220 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94108. (415) 986-4300. www.saksfifthavenue.com. David Stephen 50 Maiden Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108. (415) 982-1611. www.davidstephen.com. The Custom Shop Bruce Zuckerman 2 New Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA 94105. (415) 536-9306. www.customshop.com (See Chapter 9). The Hound 140 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94104. (415) 989-0429. www.thehound.com. Louis Vuitton 233 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94102. (415) 391-6200. There's also a new Loro Piana right next to Gucci on Union Square.
     
  7. A Harris

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    What are you looking to buy?
     
  8. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    Nothing.  I rarely shop for a particular item.  Instead, I like to browse, and if I find something I like that fills a gap in my wardrobe and is on sale, I'll buy it.

    Thanks for all the suggestions thus far.  I've visited SF before (albeit several years ago), and have done the Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard Street, and cable car things.  The view from the top of Lombard Street looking down toward the Bay is one of the most beautiful views in America in my opinion, and is definitely worth seeing again, however.
     
  9. VMan

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    Don't forget to hit Haight-Ashbury for some unique shops. If you have time, visit either Redwood National Forest or Muir Woods (can't remember which one it is, about an hour north). I visited my aunt and uncle in San Fran two years ago and it was a blast.
     
  10. LA Guy

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    I also like Rolo Market. It's at about Market and 8th, if I remember correctly. The original American Rag is also in S.F.
     
  11. NavyStyles

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    Muir Woods -- just north of Golden Gate Bridge. Definitely check it out; it's beautiful. You've got to love all the National and State Parks our country has to offer.
     
  12. banksmiranda

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    The SF Neiman Marcus is excellent - you must stop by.
     
  13. Tom

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    If you are interested in high quality vintage, "Held Over" on Haight street has excellent deals on leisure suits, leather, trenches, hats, and Harris tweed jackets. For the best view in the city, go up to "Mt Diablo" (just take a cab), and you can look out over the whole city and the whole bay. Excellent views of the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate bridge at the same time. For an evening out, hit the "mission" district for cool clubs and bars (try Brunos for live music and a cool bar) or head into Potrero (the Connecticuit Yankee and Bottom of the Hill are one block apart, both with great live music).

    -Tom
     
  14. VMan

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    Oh, one more thing. Be sure to hit up the Castro if you want to see some REAL fashion [​IMG] Never in one place will you see more skintight pants, flourescent pink, and leather combat boots on guys (or cross-dressing street hookers for that matter).
     
  15. Steve B.

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    American Rag is on Van Ness, around Bush I think.
     
  16. norcaltransplant

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    I'm jealous...I love SF.  BTW, are you planning on eating, err, fine dining, during your stay in the bay area? San Francisco probably has the best eating outside of NYC... and maybe even better considering the one-of-a-kind california fusion places that exist only in the bay.   Make sure to make reservations at one of the biggies...it will be well worth your time if you like great food.

    norcal
     
  17. clarinetplayer

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    Cable Car Clothiers (British imports)
     

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