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They’ve been featured in Vogue fashion spreads and incited violence in a local bar—love them or hate them, Google Glass inspires passionate reactions. But through a recent partnership with the makers of such sought-after brands as Ray-Ban, Persol, and Oliver Peoples, they may be bridging the gap from obscure techwear to du rigueur specs.
While Berkeley native Aaron Firestein, 28, claims that his college nickname, “Bucket,” was initially devoid of meaning (“My buddies just thought it would be funny to call me that,” he says), it was an unwittingly meaningful glimpse into his future. After a two-year post-grad stint in South America, Firestein moved to Chicago, where he began creating pumped-up kicks emblazoned with works commissioned from artists all over the world.
Where refinement and imperfection meet, startling beauty is found.
Check out the SF ladies that advanced to the final round of our #7x7Style contest. We're giving a Future Glory Chloe clutch to the three fashionistas who garner the most votes by 3/31/14. It was tough enough narrowing the submissions down to seven, so we're handing the final decision off to our readers. Happy voting!
Jefferson Mack is one of the most successful blacksmiths in the United States, and he should be, because this is not his first time at the anvil. In fact, it turns out that he’s been at it for a few hundred years, the last 20 in his high-ceilinged, industrial workshop in San Francisco’s Bayshore district.
As Sir Hardy Aimes said, "A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them."
We couldn't agree more. And now that wedding season is upon us, whether you're the groom, a groomsman, or just that guy tearing it up on the dance floor, now's the perfect time to get a custom suit.
Suzette Curtis and her husband have a sizable collection of works by Banksy, the British street artist. Being smart collectors, they always ensure they’re buying the real McCoy by working with Banksy’s authentication organization, Pest Control. “The name of the place tells you that he doesn’t take people like us very seriously,” says Curtis, also a London native. “We are the pests.” And that’s exactly what the couple loves about him.
7x7 editors pick their favorites from the latest shops, goods, and happenings in the Bay Area and beyond.