Impressive: A Conversation with Designer Siki Im

Impressive: A Conversation with Designer Siki Im

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Streetwear + Denim | No Comments

When Siki Im moved to New York in 2001, he had no intention of designing clothes. After graduating with honors from England’s Oxford Brookes School of Architecture, Im took a position with a New York architecture firm, but over time realized the job wasn’t satisfying him. Since high school he had liked clothes, admiring  iconoclastic ...

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 by 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 by 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 ...

Rough & Tumble from Nepenthes

Rough & Tumble from Nepenthes

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Streetwear + Denim | No Comments

The Nepenthes NY store in New York’s garment district stocks a lot of Engineered Garments, the company’s best-known brand in the United States (and often the easiest to wear). But EG has a lot of stockists, while some of the lines in Nepenthes stable are much more limited in distribution. Rough & Tumble, billed as ...

Washington, D.C. shopping guide, part II.

Washington, D.C. shopping guide, part II.

Guest post by Grant Harris of Image Granted. Image courtesy Rue 14. Rue 14 1803A 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20009 Owned and operated by a husband and wife tag team, Rue14 has been a fixture of D.C. shopping since it opened in late 2008.  Husband Andrew brings his experience as a buyer at Brooks ...

Catching up with Jesse Thorn and Put This On.

Catching up with Jesse Thorn and Put This On.

Jesse Thorn didn’t set out to be a menswear authority—but through happy accidents and hard work, he finds himself as the main dude of Put This On, a video series and blog about “dressing like a grownup.” Jesse and the PTO crew, including directors Adam Lisagor and Ben Harrison, comedy-type-person Dave Hill, and blogger Derek ...

Washington, D.C. shopping guide, part I.

Washington, D.C. shopping guide, part I.

Guest post by Grant Harris of Image Granted. Streets of Georgetown 1254 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington, DC 20007 When Joseph Abboud sold his namesake label to become chief designer for HMX Group, the largest manufacturer of tailored menswear in the country, he worked with HMX CEO Doug Williams to open Streets concept stores in select ...

Hypebeast interview with Fok, co-owner of Styleforum

Hypebeast interview with Fok, co-owner of Styleforum

Our own Fok-Yan Leung talked with Alex Maeland of Hypebeast about forum history, trends in men’s clothes over the 10 years of its existence, and Styleforum’s upcoming 10th anniversary shenanigans.

White Mountaineering fall 2012

White Mountaineering fall 2012

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Streetwear + Denim | One Comment

In tailoring parlance, pattern matching generally refers to aligning stripes, plaids, or windowpanes at the seams of a tailored garment (where possible). Yosuke Aizawa of White Mountaineering has a different idea of pattern matching: plenty of patterns, very little matching. Fall 2012 has block patchwork, clever mountain-print camo, and Missoni-al zigs and zags, in a ...