Seven Favorite Things: Men's Goods from Merch


Last week, we showed you our female favorites from the hip Lower Haight boutique. Now, here's one for the boys.

Though smaller in numbers, owner Yong Cho balances her women's and home goods with a carefully chosen assortment of manly merch. Among our top seven are locally designed sneakers by Blu Kicks (#5), Bonny Doon's Engineer Hand Salve (#6 - Hey, it works for computer engineers, too!), and state pride cufflinks (#2) that are also available with custom 24k gold plating. Check out the rest of our picks above.  

Merch (629 Haight St.), open Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm, Sun: 11am-6pm.

1. Culk Ink Sea Lion Tee, $22

2. F is For Frank California Cufflinks, $68

3. Spitfire Gentlemen's Intermission Flask, $27

4. FluffyCo. Zipper Pouch, $24.95

5. Blu Kicks Men's Slip On Shoe in Farallon Gray, $58

6. Bonny Doon Engineer Hand Salve, $11.95

7. Chronicle Books Beer Journal Set, $12.95


Lily Ko (lily7x7 studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is on the creative team at Pottery Barn, and works as a freelance stylist, writer, and designer.  

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