When we moved 7x7 HQ from techie SoMa to downtown SF, we were immediately smitten with the boys. Or rather, the men who, in this part of town, are particularly dapper in suits, ties, and polished accessories for working grownups. We felt it our duty to catch up with these handsome lads and to share them with you in all their photogenic glory. Because really, who doesn't love a man in a suit?!
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.
Brett Kladney, spotted in Four Barrel -- where his oversized glasses, fitted army jacket and, why yes, metallic loafers all caught my attention. You always hear about well-fitting suits, but it's crucial to have great fitting casual wear, too. In addition to having such a nice mix of colors and textures, Brett's clothing fits impeccably.
I know I wasn't the only one checking my weather app to the latest hour Saturday night. But the early rise of the 100th Bay to Breakers made way for a celebratory sunshiney day. Win. While most witness the cheesy, outrageous, and risque on annual race day, I was on the prowl for some style shenanigans...
In a world where denim and sneakers rule the streets, Patrick McDonald stands out, and not simply because of his seemingly endless array of Rod Keenan hats.
While most stray to gray sweaters during the cold months, Aimee Song prefers to turn the notch way up in leopard prints and slashed jeans. The San Francisco style blogger behind Song of Style has a penchant for adding a hardcore twist to her look and we love how she made it appropriate for Wintertime dressing.
San Francisco walks to the beat of its own fashion drum. We know this, but others, like Guy Trebay from The New York Times, describes our beloved foggy city as “the land that style forgot." A harsh, yet catching opener in his somewhat controversial article describing our truly eclectic sense of fashion.
Name: Rahel Pearson
Occupation: Graduate student at the University of Amsterdam, studying Clinical Psychology
Spotted: 7x7 Best Of party at Ghirardelli Square, 7:58 p.m.
Wearing: Dress from Thrift Town, jacket from Painted Bird, Chanel shoes, Alexander Wang bag
Favorite fashion decade: "1920's meets minimalist 90's with some 80's glitter."
If you could have one thing this season, what would it be? "A Cartier tank francaise in rose gold."