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The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by driveslowk, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. darkmatter7

    darkmatter7 Well-Known Member

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    try South Willard?
     
  2. JChance

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    anyone planning to go to this? If yes, please PM me, I need a proxy :D
     
  3. gnu

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    Thats what I was going to do, but I thought I might see it in person first.
     
  4. Magic1

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    Fred segal probably has gitman.

    Willys shoe repair on la brea is exquisite. Does bespoke work aside from repairs...

    Abbott kiney is developing quite a group of shops. One of which is like solely Kapital and vlas blom, I think it might be a subsidiary of hlorenzo, is a pretty cool shop..
     
  5. gnu

    gnu Well-Known Member

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    +1 rep for Willy's.
    The work on my vibergs was outstanding, and he even rushed to get them done before I left for a trip for no charge.
     
  6. lawyerdad

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    Abbott Kinney also has The Stronghold and Scotch and Soda, for what it's worth. And good food. And I live in the neighborhood, if that gives you a sense of its coolness. :cool:
     
  7. skitlets

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    Driving up to LA for a short afternoon trip. Where should I get some decent Thai food? And if I had to visit one area for a couple hours of shopping, where should I go? Been to South Willard and wouldn't mind visiting again.
     
  8. stevent

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    Lum ka naad but it's not close to valley at all. Maybe if you drive up the 5 home it'll be on the way

    Been to about 5 places South Willard area nothing really stood out to me
     
  9. Baron

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    I don't think he's going to the Valley. Shop in Siverlake/Los Feliz (Mohawk, Confederacy, etc) and then go to Thai Town (Jitlada?). That's all pretty close together, an easy trip.
     
  10. lawyerdad

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    +1 on Jitlada if he'll be in the area.

    Krua Thai in North Hollywood is also excellent, but probably a bit out of the way.
     
  11. A Y

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    What's the wait like at Jitlada on a Saturday night?

    I was at the new Chego location last weekend in Chinatown. It's much more accessible and easier to deal with than their previous location in Culver City.
     
  12. Baron

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    How is Chego? From the descriptions and reviews, it almost sounds kinda disgusting, or at least something that tastes good but that you immediately regret having eaten.
     
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    it's kind of disgusting in the best possible way. think about what an asian stoner would want to eat at 3 in the morning. but choi really does have a knack of balancing flavors. somehow he throws everything into a ball and it all works.
    i DO NOT think iamatt would like it.
     
  14. A Y

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    Basically what FG says. I like it, but only maybe once in a while.
     
  15. skitlets

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    Thanks for the recs. Ended up having to take care of some things near Little Tokyo so I got ramen at Shin Sen Gumi, which was pretty good. Checked out Confederacy and Mohawk. Confederacy is a little too Americana for me, but funny enough I have some glasses from Warby Parker coming, so I tried some on. Almost every single frame is too small and pinch my temples like crazy. Who are these frames made for? I have a tiny head and they don't fit me.

    Mohawk is nice. There's a sweet Nonnative satin bomber that just came in. Someone should buy that.
     
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    If you're looking for glasses, I like Eyetailor on Melrose, kind of near downtown. He has a good selection of independent (ie. not Luxxotica or LVMH brands) stuff from Mykita down to smaller Japanese makers.

    Just looked back on this thread, and it looks like he's been recommended once before.
     
  17. Baron

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    I do like kooky stoner food but only in small doses. I'm reminded of something a buddy of mine invented at 3 in the morning after a long night out - a saltine cracker topped with a dollop of mayo, a bread & butter pickle, a smoked oyster (trader joe's) and a squirt of Sriracha on top. One bite of heaven. A whole bowl of that kind of thing is too much but I'lll have to try Chego at least once to see what it's all about.
     
  18. gnu

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    Bought my Roy's a size too small and I grew a size too big and now they're just too uncomfortable. Can denim doctors or another place move the button? If I could just get another 1/2 inch after all that stretching, they would be perfect.

    Thanks.
     
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    those guys work magic just call them, make sure it's the one on beverly
     
  20. stevent

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    Any good blogs on LA sushi? Been going mostly off yelp and it's helpless since this is pretty much every review:
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