The wave of late-summer-to-early-fall weddings is fast approaching. When it comes to dressing for such occasions, think summer-sharp - with a bit of flair. The easiest way to accomplish such a fashionable feat? A great necktie.
Here are seven of this season's best ties ($29.99-$180) to get you from the ceremony to the dance floor - in true summer style.
We're guessing you already have the bag, sunglasses, gadgets, and destination. Here's what else you'll need.
Since opening the first Gimme Shoes in 1984, co-owners Jared Warwick and Leigh Stackpole have and continue to feed the constant cravings of San Francisco's shoe obsessed (and they've converted a few along the way, too). We're certainly believers. Gimme is, without fail, well stocked with everything from intellectual British to funky-forward Euro footwear. Here are our seven summer favorites, for the boys.
Department 17 is off to a big year. Co-owned by local boys, Nelson Jang, Daniel Lee, and Adrian Putra, the indie menswear retailer kicked off 2012 with a strong move from their Russian Hill digs into a larger, more shopper-friendly space in Hayes Valley.
With the cushy square footage, the boys beefed-up their quality-first brand list, adding fresh faces like Reigning Champ (#4) of Canada, and Kitsune of Paris, to the roster.
Meet Gabriel (Gabe) Johnson, born in Spanish Harlem, raised in Boston and, as of six years ago, a proud resident of San Francisco.
Gabe works as an adman, writing slick copy for the local boutique agency, Engine Company 1. When he's not busy getting wordy, he's involved in the local art and music scenes or in the kitchen, cookin' up something tasty.
Gabe kind of does it all, and he looks damn good while doing it. From nautical stripes to frayed-edge shorts, check out what he's wearing this spring.
The Hayes Valley boutique and its North Beach offshoot house an array of boys-only outfitters like Wings + Horns (#1) and NYC designer, Robbert Geller (#7), mixed in with crossover brands like Rachel Comey (#5) and Cheap Monday. Overall, the style is progressive yet wearable, and the devil's truly in the details.