10 Years of Styleforum–we celebrated in style

10 Years of Styleforum–we celebrated in style

On May 4 and May 5, we had a celebration for our 10 year anniversary, at the W San Francisco.  Over 400 people took part in the event, which included a screening of O’Mast, our vendor showcase, and a party. We kicked it off Friday evening with cocktails and a sneak preview of the next ...

SF10: the philosophy of Revolver, San Francisco.

SF10: the philosophy of Revolver, San Francisco.

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 in Store Profile, Streetwear + Denim | No Comments

Robert Patterson runs Revolver, a San Francisco shop and gallery that has stocked plenty of the lines Styleforum joneses for: Yuketen, Monitaly, Creep, Crate, and Journal Standard, among others. Revolver’s stock and atmosphere are very Pacific—somewhere between the Haight and Japan. But Revolver is just one among several successful projects that Robert is involved in ...

SF10: Jack Knife denim.

SF10: Jack Knife denim.

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 in Streetwear + Denim | 3 Comments

I met John Alburl and Nick Kemp of Jack/Knife Outfitters in their SOMA (San Francisco) workspace when a friend of mine was getting his jeans finished.  Tailors for the well-known SF shop Unionmade, and former tailors for Levis, John and Nick create custom jeans from paper patterns for individual customers.  While the styles I saw ...

SF10: Talking shop with Tom Park of Leather Soul

SF10: Talking shop with Tom Park of Leather Soul

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 in Men's Clothing | No Comments

Leading up to Styleforum’s 10th anniversary showcase and party, we’ll be talking to some of the people who’ve helped make Styleforum what it is today. First off, Tom Park, owner of one of the world’s finest footwear sources: Leather Soul. With locations in Waikiki, Hawaii and Beverly Hills, California, Leather Soul puts Aldens, Edward Greens, ...

Coffee with Mariano Rubinacci, Redux.

Coffee with Mariano Rubinacci, Redux.

Posted on Jan 24, 2012 in Random thoughts | 2 Comments

As Pete wrote earlier, one of the calmer moments we had at Pitti Uomo was our morning coffee with Mariano Rubinacci. Mariano met us at the Westin Excelsior on the Thursday morning, the last busy day of Pitti Uomo before people start packing it up on Friday in preparation for the long season ahead.  Milan, ...

Pane e Panno Casentino at Isaia

Pane e Panno Casentino at Isaia

Posted on Jan 20, 2012 in Men's Clothing | No Comments

One of the standout pieces for FW 2012 season was Isaia’s peaked lapel, camel topcoat in Panno Casentino fabric, the yarn of which, as was explained to me, is roughly brushed before looming, so that the dense woven fabric comes off the loom with a rough, pre-pilled, look. The mark of Isaia The Isaia crew ...