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Seven Favorite Things: Custom Suits Made in SF

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. 

A Blue-Chip Art Collection Lightens the Mood in this Stately Presidio Heights Abode

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.

Look of the Week: The New It Bag of the Season

The new it bags of the season are relaxed, minimal, and have all the right folds. 

Editors' Picks: Inflatable Furniture, Cheeky Knickers, and More

7x7 editors pick their favorites from the latest shops, goods, and happenings in the Bay Area and beyond.

Architect Leo Marmol Returns to SF With a New Office and an Oliver Peoples Store

How San Francisco, a town known for its ornate Victorians and neoclassical Beaux Arts architecture, fits into California’s modernist landscape is a question that Leo Marmol, managing principal of Los Angeles architecture studio Marmol Radziner, has been pondering lately.

Beauty Beat: Q&A with Lashes in a Box Founder Jayne Chen

Nothing instantly glams up a look quite like falsies, and now you don't have to run to Walgreens every time you need eye-popping lashes. SF-based Lashes in a Box delivers 100 percent individually handmade luxury lashes right to your door.

Local Designer Jay Jeffers Talks His New Book and His Favorite Spots in SF

Marking the 15th anniversary of San Francisco–based Jeffers Design Group, interior designer Jay Jeffers is celebrating the launch of his new coffee table tome, Collected Cool (Rizzoli; debuting on March 18), featuring 18 residential projects that put his daringly dapper style on the map.

Win Cocktails, Clothes, and Makeovers for You and Your #SFBestie

You two do just about everything together, so why not add winning a contest to the list?

Bay Area Starchitecture: Tech Companies Bring Revolutionary Design To New HQs

One of my favorite quotes about architecture is inscribed on the exterior wall of San Francisco’s already fabled The Battery. Speaking about the need to rebuild the British House of Commons after World War II air raids, Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us.” With that utterance, the British Bulldog distilled the essence of why architecture matters. Good buildings are not just pretty to look at; they can inspire collaboration and community. Because they work better, they make our lives better.

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