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Local Clothing Company Marine Layer Turns Five, Prints Vintage SF Tees

The traditional gift for a fifth anniversary is something made of wood. To celebrate its own fifth anniversary, San Francisco-based design shop Marine Layer, home of super soft cotton and beechwood fiber clothing decorated with 1970s-esque graphics, is gifting you with designs of t-shirts past.

How Men Are Changing the Fashion Landscape in SF

With four successful fashion labels rooted in the city, these guy’s guys are upping the ante on casual menswear. T-shirts, jeans, button-downs, and hoodies have never looked so good.

TAYLOR STITCH: Michael Maher, 26; Mike Armenta, 25; Barrett Purdum, 26

Marine Layer Opens Up Shop in the Marina District Today

Our favorite tees usually come from a current, or even ex-boyfriend. And while we may feel a little guilty for stealing their comfy shirts – especially from the latter – we know they can always hit up Marine Layer for a quick refill. The SF-born sustainable t-shirt and hoodies brand, founded by Mike Natenshon and Adam Lynch, will be opening the doors of its new boutique today located in the Marina District. 

Boy Oh Boy: Gifts for Guys

Rivaling as-yet-unexplained mysteries such as crop circles and the exact contents of Hormel Spam is another age-old conundrum that plagues us, especially at this time of year: why are guys so &*%^@&*%! hard to shop for?

We may not have an answer to the question, but can offer the following suggestions for the gaps in your guys’ gift lists.

When you can’t be there to help, the How-Tie ($18) from the Curiosity Shoppe will remind him exactly what he needs to do.

A Store for Dudes that Hate to Shop (Hint: There’s Shuffleboard)

They say size doesn’t matter, but try telling that to the folks at Marine Layer, whose new Friday happy hour events kick off today in the local t-shirt company’s Russian Hill loft.

“The reason I launched the company was because I was always in between a medium and a large,” explains Michael Natenshon, who launched the line of super-soft men’s polo shirts and tees ($29-$60) with Sarah Lazaro last spring.

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