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Dating the Ex's Friend

by The 4-Way Panel

Dear 4-Way,

I just broke up with my girlfriend a few months ago. Honestly, the relationship had been over for a while, so by the time the breakup actually went down, it was pretty friendly; we still talk all the time. She’s got a friend I’ve always found really attractive, and recently the friend mentioned to my ex-girlfriend that she’s interested in me too. My ex says she’s OK with it if we go out, but a couple of my girl friends tell me that I shouldn’t even consider asking her out, no matter what my ex-girlfriend says, so I’m not sure what to do. What do you guys think?—TM

Slim Rock with Classics

Niclas

Niclas, 22, political secretary
Visiting from Stockholm
Wearing: Brothers coat, H&M scarf, Whyred shirt, Sadler belt, Cheap Monday jeans, Converse shoes, Gucci bag, vintage scarf
My style icon: Hedi Slimane
Most recent fashion find: a marine blue merino wool sweater from Burberry

*Title supplied by subject to describe his look.

Magical

Nicholas

Nicholas, 29, designer
Lives in: Bernal Heights
Wearing: Trovata cardigan/sweatshirt, Standard Cloth shirt, Volcom jeans, Lacoste shoes
My style icon: Merlin

*Title supplied by subject to describe his look.

European, Gold, Laid Back

Eva

Eva, 18, student
Lives in: Diamond Heights
Wearing: Dior scarf, H&M sweater, Top Shop coat, Citizens of Humanity jeans, H&M necklace, Dior ring
My style icon: Kate Moss
Most recent fashion find: H&M shirts

*Title supplied by subject to describe her look.

Dressy Meets Casual

David

David, 22, student
Lives in: Lower Haight
Wearing: Filippa K scarf, H&M jacket, Koppartrans cardigan, Emilio tanktop, Levi’s jeans, Mentor shoes, second-hand belt
My style icon: I like the way both Jude Law and Andre 3000 dress.
Most recent fashion find: a black weekend bag from H&M

*Title supplied by subject to describe his look.

Edgy Chic and Comfortable Fit

Zaran_Philip

Zaran (left), 25, visual merchandiser
Lives in: Russian Hill
Wearing: Forever 21, Zara and Tiffany
My style icon: Alexander McQueen
Most recent fashion find: Zara shirt

Philip, 28, flash developer
Lives in: Russian Hill
Wearing: G-Star jacket, Diesel shoes/shirt, Kill City jeans

The Fairest Fast Food of All

Last week, a little-reported bit of food news crossed my desk: Chipotle, that chain of Mexican fast-food restaurants founded here in the Bay Area by Steve Ells (former cook at the now defunct Stars) has gone on record as saying that it will serve some 52 million pounds of naturally raised meat in 2008, marking a 40% increase over last year. I’ve read enough Michael Pollan to be skeptical of the phrase, “naturally raised meat,” but figured it warranted a second look.

Relaxed, Fun, Colorful and Comfortable

Pauline

Pauline, 19, student
Lives in: Palo Alto
Wearing: H&M purse and Echo scarf … “I don’t know what I’m wearing!”
My style icon: me
Most recent fashion find: something from H&M

*Title supplied by subject to describe her look.

Bogosse Fashion Party

photography by Heather Wiley for Drew Altizer

The W San Francisco and French Tuesdays hosted a trunk show and party showcasing the latest Bogosse fashions for men.

Here's to Our Health

San Franciscans have a village mentality. Leave the big-box stuff to the Los Angeles and Miami; let New York have its sweeping fine-dining restaurants. We’re proud of our casual, but conscientious, neighborhood joints that don’t cost an arm and a leg—the little guys, owned and run by a chef who knows your name: the Delfinas, Terzos and Blue Plates; the SPQRs, Mavericks and Frescatis.
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