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Streetwear & Denim Travel Recommendations

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by StanleyVanBuren, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Senior member

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    I decided we needed a thread for this, and I may as well be the one to start it. We've got people all over the globe, and when it comes to travel, it seems a lot of us are on similar pages and enjoy similar things/activities that one may or may not find in common travel guides or elsewhere on the internet. Or, we just trust each other's judgment more. So this is the "ask a local" place where we can get advice from our styleforum friends for when we are traveling to their neighborhoods, or where we can ask others among us who have traveled to wherever we may be heading.

    Inspired by recent questions in RFT re Scandinavia that I too would be interested in hearing about.
     
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  2. thewho13

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    x-posting from the Random Fashion Thoughts thread:




    Thanks for starting this up Stanley!
     
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    for most people here thailand or belarus if they want to meet a woman who will willfully fuck them. that is my reco
     
  4. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I did a bunch of recs for Copenhagen not to long ago.






    Personally I would go later in the year like august/september as the weather is better.

    Denmark doesn't have Allemandsret like Sweden and Norway has, where you pretty much can pitch a tent (no pun intended), anywhere you want in the forest.
     
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  6. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Senior member

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    Perfect, as my wife and I are going for a week in early September. A few things I am wondering about:

    Where is the best place to go out for drinks at night if you're young-ish (20s/30s)? We'd be looking for a laid-back bar, maybe with live music if anywhere has it, and then for later on, are there any clubs you can recommend?

    If we want to check out Malmø one of the days we are there, is the train the best option for getting there? Anything special there that we should not skip once we are there?

    Any local traditions/activities that we should try to take part in while we are there?

    And most importantly, where can I find the best WAYWT wall in Copenhagen?
     
  7. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I rarely drink,but I like Lidkoeb, besides that there's Mikkeller, Ourselves Alone, Ruby, 1256, Salon 39 (they have a great burger), Holmens kanal Cocktailbar, Strøm, Biblioteksbar, fermentoren, also there's a champagne bar at Torvehallerne, which is supposed to be good.

    I don't think I have been to a night club in 8 years, but Sunday Club is from what I've heard the place to go.

    Regarding Malmø take the train, get an orange ticket they are cheaper, if you go on a saturday, TBS is open. (remember your passport)

    The only thing I can think of right now is the yearly Crayfish party in Sweden in August (can't remember the date), if you like crayfish it's worth a visit, people sit outside drinking and eating with live music.

    Where are you staying?


    http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/ is usually pretty up to date regarding whats happening around town.
     
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  8. ghdvfddzgzdzg

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    can someone talk about San Fran shopping and dining? the last food/drink talk i can find is about 4 years old.

    as for shopping, is it still kind of:
    MAC
    Unionmade
    Maas & Stacks
    Self Edge
    Barney's
    Sui Generis
    maybe Archive?
     
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    Having just moved to San Fran from LA, this is an excellent idea. I still subscribe to the "LA dining and shopping" swd thread and its been great, wish there was one for SF as well...

    There's a StyleForum shopping map found here for starters http://www.styleforum.net/a/san-francisco-shopping-map

    *edit* only been in SF for less than two weeks and Mikkellers has been a godsend. Great spot for beer, food is pretty good to boot.
     
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  10. mrblueblue

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    Here are my recommendations for San Francisco and around!

    Not meant to be comprehensive -- just the places I like and think are unique to the area.

    FYI - most of the time, a car or bike will be required for getting around the East Bay.

    Mens' Clothing
    • Maas and Stacks - super friendly and knowledgable people who carry some great brands from Japan and Europe
    • M.A.C. - there is also a Dogpatch location that is smaller but more unique
    • Unionmade - heritage + nice Japanese brands
    • Barney's - best dressing rooms ever
    • Self Edge - denim heaven

    Cocktails (there are much much more)
    • Trick Dog
    • Bourbon and Branch
    • Tradition

    Beer (there are much much more)
    • Monk's Kettle
    • Trappist (Oakland)
    • Beer Revolution (Oakland)
    "Finer" Dining
    • Deflina
    • Range
    • Bar Tartine
    • State Bird Provision
    • Pizzaiolo (Oakland)
    • Berreta
    • NOPA

    More Casual / Fast
    • Burma Superstar (SF and Oakland)
    • Suppenküche
    • Dosa
    • Ippuku (Berkeley)
    • Ramen Shop (Oakland)
    • 900 Grayson (Berkeley)
    • Vik's Chaat (Berkeley)
    • Bake Sale Betty (Oakland)
    • Cheeseboard (Berkeley)
    • Hog Island Oyster (SF and Marin)
    • Grégoire (Berkeley)
    • Tartine
    • La Palma
    • SoMa StrEat Food Park
    • Off the Grid (Berkeley, Oakland, SF)

    Hole in the wall
    • Shalimar
    • Yamo

    Coffee / Tea
    • Blue Bottle (best beans and drip)
    • Ritual (best espresso)
    • Philz (best people watching on 24th st.)
    • Four Barrel (2nd best people watching)

    Unique stores with Bay Area vibes
    • Urban Ore (Berkeley)
    • Moe's Books (Berkeley)
    • Dog Eared Books
    • Scarlet Sage Herb Company
    • City Lights Bookstore
    • Needles and Pens
    • Paxton Gate
    • Heath Ceramics (SF and Marin)
    • Rainbow Grocery
    • Berkeley Bowl (Berkeley)
    • Vinyl Dreams
    • Aquarius Records
    • Bone Room (Berkeley)

    Cinema
    • Roxie Theater
    • Kabuki Theater
    • Castro Theater
    • Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley)
     
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  11. ghdvfddzgzdzg

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    that slays. thanks dude.
     
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    Smitten has hands down the best ice cream (super creamy and thick) - totally blew my mind. Humphrey Slocombe has interesting flavors - I really like the Breakfast Blend - bourbon flavored ice cream with corn flakes mixed it (it's awesome trust me).
     
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  13. StanleyVanBuren

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    Thanks. I will make a note to check some of those places out. We don't know where we are staying yet but will probably try to find an airbnb; we are there for about a week, but for the weekend that we're there we have two other couples joining us from England and Germany, so I might try to find somewhere that will fit all 6 of us and just have the extra space the rest of the time. So if there are any neighborhoods you'd recommend or any we should avoid, that info would be great. It looks like I am going to have to book fairly soon as places are already getting snatched up.
     
  14. Find Finn

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    Downtown, islandsbrygge or christianshavn, I would personally avoid nørrebro, but other people love it.
     
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    Will be going to Alicante in about 5 weeks, if anyone has any spots they there that would obviously be appreciated, but otherwise I just plan to take some notes and post here [​IMG]
     
  16. ghdvfddzgzdzg

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    my San Francisco thoughts based on the few days I've spent there:

    Coffee
    Four Barrel: I got a fascinating, unique cup of coffee. Not my favorite cup ever, but unique in a good way.
    The Mill: Good, not mind-blowing. The line gets long and they could really use a name system to attach orders to people.

    Shopping
    Unionmade: That place is packed with stuff. Talked Rothko w/ a female SA wearing a pair of huge jeans. If you like the stuff they carry online, definitely check it out.
    Barney's: Had a great SA interaction w/ the fragrances lady. Nice to touch Rick Owens for the first time. I did not see the changing rooms.
    Uniqlo: Around the corner from Barney's. A lot of stuff in sizes or colors not available on the webshop anymore.

    Sights
    Getting on top of Twin Peaks and Turtle Hill are both really cool and pretty different experiences. And if you're a walker, you could walk from one to the other and beyond. However, you'll be taking some inventive routes around Twin Peaks; google maps (correctly) told me to hop the railing to take a narrow trail at one point. The wind on Twin Peaks is out of control.

    Museums
    the de Young has a lot of great shit. Expensive for its size, but it sounds like you get a discount if you can prove you traveled by mass transit to get there.

    Getting around
    The bus and metro system is clear, useful, and cheap if you've got a navigation app at your disposal. But sometimes it's not much faster than walking.
     
  17. CafeRacer99

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    I have a recommendation for Las Vegas after living here for a couple of years.

    Spend your next weekend here at Fremont street. The old strip downtown has been massively upgraded over the last several years thanks to Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's interest. He formed a group of investors who have spent millions upgrading downtown.

    Fremont bars are much more "streetwear" friendly than many of the clubs in the big hotels on the south end of the strip. If you want a "high end" experience, stay on the south end. If you want a less expensive, more party experience, go Fremont.

    The crazy, flashy "Vegas" vibe is much more concentrated on Fremont street. Every weekend it's a giant street party with multiple bands and laser light shows and crazy street performers in costume. Plus the zip line. Drinks are cheaper on Fremont than the main strip too.

    Eat at Le Thai or Pizza Rock. Visit Container Park for unique shopping and really cheap food. Watch out for the locust shooting fire out of it's antenna.

    Get a coffee at the Beat. And get a drink in the backyard at the Gold Spike. I mentioned the Gold Spike to some people at work who grew up here and they laughed. The place used to be a dive bar. Now it's all renovated and features live bands and lots of bar games like giant jenga and giant beer pong.

    During the day you can hit the "Premium Outlets" which are within walking distance of Fremont. Just yesterday I bought a pair of Clark's beeswax desert boots for $79 and 25% off another pair of shoes at the Clark's outlet.
    (I edited the price of the desert boots after looking at my receipt.)
    Enjoy!
     
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  18. basil rathbone

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    Heading to NYC for three nights on my way to Europe at the end of this month. Any recommendations? Gonna try to keep it cheap-ish.
     
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    seattle recs? clothing (besides totokaelo), food, destinations, etc

    also what's the weather usually like around late july?
     
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