Here’s a little ditty that was thrown together when we released the Cone shirts a little while back. Since summer is rolling through spend a few seconds to let your mind wander in past/previous adventures to help pass the day.
Short Sleeve Flower Print
Unseasonably warm weather across the country has brought the flowers out a bit early this year. Our collection of short sleeve flower shirts has sprouted in four colors: navy, white, black and red. With spring upon us, we have shortened our sleeves - letting the true colors of some of our favorite local skaters and tattoo artists come through. All of our featured friends keep full...
Slim Spring Neckties
Easter weekend marks a breath of new clothing. So dust off your short sleeves, summer bucks, and linen accessories. Without further ado let us introduce you to some new items appearing in store. First up: The Forest & Salmon Madras Linen Tie Up Next: The Navy & Lavender Striped Linen Tie Thirdly: The Sky Blue Linen Tie Let Us Not Forget: The Cherry & Lime Madras Linen...
The Limited Italian Chambray
Please enjoy a limited offering of our refined Italian chambray. Both the charcoal and navy chambray are intelligently appointed with horn buttons and our signature English spread-collar. Continuing with standout sommeliers and rockstar winemakers, we would like to introduce your our friends Matt Straus of Heirloom Cafe and Steven Satterfield of Nopa. Matt is the the proprieter and som at...
The Bandana Summer Shirt
Put simply, this is our rock star shirt. Made for seizing the best a warm summer’s evening has to offer. We made a some exclusively for our trip down to SXSW in Austin but we got so many emails we quickly rangled up some fabric to bring you guys a few. Enjoy ‘em… Upon our return from SXSW, we had the opportunity to meet up with two of California’s most rockstar young...
Midnight Italian Chambray
This is quite possibly our most refined dress shirt to date. It appears to be a beautiful indigo-rich denim from a distance, but the hand is incredibly soft. Our dark horn buttons are the perfect partner in crime. Subtly aiding and abbeting the English spread collar to pull off one of chambrays suavest apperances to date. Put it under a charcoal suit with a bold tie and you would have a hard...
Bar Bambino's Christopher Losa.
With so many amazing eats in San Francisco it’s hard to know where to begin. But let us make a small suggestion, Bar Bambino. Not only is it a short three blocks away from our shop, its amazing Italian food and unbelievable wine selection is hardly matched. We have the great pleasure of knowing Christopher Losa, the owner of Bar Bambino. Christopher is a great business man with a...
The Madras Summer Shirt.
For the past year we have been asked when we are launching a short sleeve shirt. That being said, we’d like to proudly introduce our newest style, the SS Milton. Why? Because when Milton finally flips Lumbergh the bird and goes on permanent vacation with a babe under one arm and a Swingline stapler under his other, this is the shirt he will be wearing. A single chest pocket for your...
Mission Workshop & Bicycle Coffee Co. for S.S....
Biking is a way of life to many of our friends here in the neighborhood and we can’t help but highlight these stand-outs. They’re energetic, active and always on the go. Knowing them they’re probably going somewhere we are inspired to end up. Let’s start with our pals at Mission Workshop. These guys are right down the street from us, making bags that accompany the San...
The Traditional Japanese Indigo Shirt.
For this week’s shirts, we wanted to pay homage to Hidekazu. He took over as our amazing shop keeper back in December and has been a vital part of our success. As we were going through traditional japanese fabrics earlier this year Kazu told us the story of how each print relates to springtime in Japan. We held him to it and created these well appointed shirts with our signature horn...
Sons of the Sunset.
The Sunset is the outermost neighborhood of San Francisco, lying right up against the Pacific Ocean. The joke is “that’s the only place in California where real estate gets cheaper the closer you get to the ocean.” The fog banks are thicker and the wind blows harder here than anywhere else in the city. Photo: Matt Macdonald The neighborhood is a bohemian patchwork of young...
Thanks to our dear friend Anthony for this great video from our shoot with Sam! Check out more of his videos here. Enjoy!
The New Soft Indigo Chambray
An easy addition to your shirting quiver, this chambray shirt is perfectly weighted and buttery soft to the touch. You can wear it just about any way you want. It’s your yardwork shirt on the weekends and stands up just as well in the workplace. The rich shade of indigo is deep and true. You inspect the shirt, turn it inside out. The construction is truly authentic -...
Sam E. Ferguson & The Indigo Chambray Jack.
There is nothing quite like spending time with someone who inspires creativity. We love those types. Meet an embodiment of creativity, Sam E. Ferguson. Sam is one of the founders and head contributors for LEAF, a collection of art and artists based in California. A trained architect, he also thrives in photography, installation art and design. So, whatever your medium, take notes from Mr....
The Mechanic's Shirt.
If you missed out on our Yosemite shirt, this is your chance - the chamois’ more rugger brother (it comes in black, navy and steel). The brilliance of the Mechanic’s Shirt lies in the fabric - the outside is durable and tough and the other is a soft brushed cotton. The result is the warmth and permanence of a lined jacket with a trimmer cut and less bulk. We finished it off with our...
Graham French & The Mechanic's Shirt.
If riding 13,000 miles across South America on a moped doesn’t say rugged we don’t know what does. We were fortunate enough to spend the afternoon with Graham French, a gifted man with many interests and talents including photography, and of course mopeding. Graham, whose full time job is running Glass Coat Photo Booth Co, spends time on the side repairing bikes. He has owned over...
Come hangout with us on Wednesday night at Varian Designs’ showroom. We will be joined by our friends The Pizza Hacker, Cellars 33, and a handfull of other local creators. Hope to see you there!
Stay Warm & Toasty This Weekend.
Alright fellas, now that Valentine’s Day is over you can take a deep breath and stop thinking about roses and chocolate. Go back to praying for some real snow in the mountains and drinking whiskey with your buds. A cold streak finally came through San Francisco and it’s finally chilly enough for our new brushed cotton plaid pullover. Regardless of whether your weekend keeps you in the...
Tasty Spring Pinpoint Oxfords.
A true statesmen to the sport of surfing; we were honored to spend the morning with Michel Junod on Tuesday down south at his studio in Santa Cruz. It is truly awesome to see someone who still holds a childlike desire to get in the water and excitement for his craft after 45 years of making beautiful surfboards. These two shirts are testaments to the amazing color palettes Michel uses and his...
Limited Run Early Spring Plaids - Just For Japan.
…And we made a few for you, our faithful loyalists, as well. Last week, we sent off some neatly packed parcels to our partner stores in Japan. Inside the boxes, was a carefully curated collection of retro-inspired plaids we designed just for them. We were not able to include everything they chose, but we were able to smuggle aside a few extras… Get them here now. Enjoy the color and...
Manly Handloomed Silk Scarves.
Looking forward to spring, we set out procuring khadi; a hand-spun and hand-woven fabric that only comes from India. We were enamored by the beauty and utter softness of this rare material. While working with a producer who helps bring this amazing fabric to the rest of the world, she threw a manly silk scarf made in the traditional khadi way across the table. We asked her if we could make them...
The Perfect Pinpoint Oxfords.
This is not an encore, but an introduction of the grey pinpoint oxford as a staple of your Taylor Stitch shirting collection. The shirt is a best seller, both in our custom shirting library as well as our online shop. We receive inquiries about its availability almost daily. As a nice departure from blue, it has a place in every guy’s closest. The lavender pinpoint is a more limited...
Spankin' New California Tattersalls.
Hiking in the Marin Headlands, when the fog banks loom thick as a cascading stout, you would swear you were touring the Moors of England (minus that beautiful bridge we have). The hills are thickened with brush, the shoreline is rocky and the salt air rings true through your nostrils. These shirts have a distinct British tilt to them with subtle hints of California. Our climates are nearly...
Stealth Denim. Get Em Now.
The newest addition to the Taylor Stitch arsenal. A denim that reads like a trouser but fades naturally in all ways. They are sewn up with an indigo thread as well so that aspect of the pant will wear in nicely too. They are available in both the Nisshinbo 13.5 Ounce and the Swift 14.5 Ounce.
How It Fits - Blue Jeans.
We shoot to create solutions to problems. That is a large part of our design philosophy as we delve into a new category of clothing. Our issues were the following with many pairs of jeans we put on: -Getting our thighs into jeans and then moving around (throwing our legs over our bikes, bending down to tie our shoes, etc…). We gave these a bit more room so they don’t feel so tight at the...
Win Some Raw Blue Jeans.
Firstly, go like us on Facebook right now. If we make it to 1000 people by our guaranteed Christmas delivery cut off, tomorrow at one PM PST, we will send one lucky winner a pair of their choice. Tomorrow we will launch the newest addition to the Taylor Stitch clothing collection, blue jeans. We have been working on the fit and construction for the past six months. Sample tweak, sample tweak,...
Now Open Everyday.
It’s official. We have recruited the man power necessary to run the shop seven days a week and we could not be any more excited about the two fellas that have joined Taylor Stitch to help us carefully grow. We want to invite you to come in this week for last minute Christmas shopping and to meet both Hidekazu and Juan. Come down to 383 Valencia Street (between 14th and 15th Streets) and grab a...
Last Minute Christmas Orders. Ho Ho Ho.
Get your orders in everybody. The last day to guarantee we will get it under the tree for you is Tuesday December 20th. There is a good chance even if you order it on the 21st or the 22nd we will get it to you because USPS Priority Mail is doing things lickety split these days. We also have the best postman in the world and Ed will make sure things get done!
Gift Certificates: Just In Time For Christmas.
Taylor Stitch gift certificates. Just in time for Christmas. (Yeah, we know we are actually a bit late on these). We are offering the certificates in $25, $50, $125 and $500 increments. If you need an amount other than this, say $300 you can buy 2 at $125 and 1 at $50. Write a personalized note in the “comments” section at check out and we will be sure to include it with your...
Crisp Days Are No Problem At All.
Architecturally, San Francisco is a city of textures and colors. This weeks shirt offerings (Navy Plaid Twill& Rust Herringbone Plaid) remind us clearly of the city we live in. City blocks are lined with stately turn of the century victorians and edwardians. The outside of each house is adorned with intricate trim work, wooden panes and sills, traditional banister-rowed steps and large...
Taylor Stitch Exclusively For Huckberry.
We dropped a bunch of super soft and perfectly casual shirts off to the fellas at Huckberry this morning in preparation for their exclusive launch on Thursday. We teamed up with them to put together a great shirt that is both versatile in it’s function and perfect for San Francisco’s crisp weather. A couple ideas were sketched out and we came to a quick consensus that a flap pocket...
Gift Ideas: A Post For Pop Sugar.
I was asked by Pop Sugar to curate a little gift guide for guys this holiday season. I went the more experiential route and let people get into the design and learning process. From tours of St. George’s Spirits to getting schooled on how to make better coffee at home to stopping by our shop and designing yourself some new kicks from Rancourt & Co. I hope you enjoy this and it helps a...
How To Make Cowboy Coffee.
Sometimes you don’t always have the luxuries of being next to one of the world’s best coffee shops. This is a pretty simple way to do things in the woods. We recommend bringing a hand grinder with you if you can afford the space. Otherwise bring some pre-ground beans and seal them well. Simply boil the water over an open flame and add a healthy dose of grounds (roughly 1-2...
How To Pan Fry A Fish At Camp.
Growing up, even though I didn’t appreciate the taste of fish, knowing how to pan fry a fish was required knowledge. We learned to fly fish, clean a fish and cook it in a pan. No complaints here to have retained this into adulthood. Although most of my fishing these days is catch and release, it is good to know how to feed yourself if you end up out in the wilderness headed up the...
Yosemite Shirt. Available Now.
There is new school and old school. Both have their time and place depending on the activity. I’ve always been one to subscribe to both schools of thought because of it. The shirts this week speak to just about everyone. It is sewed up in an organic cotton chamois so damn soft and warm you could wear it as a blanket on those cold nights in the Yosemite Valley. On the other side of the coin...
Yosemite Shirt. Sneak Peek #2. Forest Green.
Launching tomorrow, here is the second of the four colors of chamois shirts that will be available late tonight or first thing in the morning. Song remains the same … $125 and if you join the email list you’ll be the first to know and get a little pure cane sweetener with every note we write to you.
Sneak Peek. Yosemite Shirt.
We are psyched to have linked up with our good buds at Buckshot Sonny’s (the venerable Max Wastler and Joe Gannon) to create the Yosemite Shirt. Homage paid to some of the finer people to truly push the limits of the Yosemite Valley, which is a place that we hold pretty near and dear to San Francisco. If you are in Chicago you can pick one up from Max at the Dose Market. Otherwise they...
versatility shirts. available now.
Most men are in search of a shirt that they can wear to work and be comfortable socializing in afterwards. The reality is, guys are wildly dissatisfied with the versatility of their options. “Work shirts” tend to be cut fuller and even the ones that are cut “slim” still hang to your knees. The collars and cuffs are fused or glued (making them appear rigid), the...
we're back. blogging that is.
So, as you may or may not know our blog has been down for about two weeks, maybe more. We know it’s pathetic. Things have been a bit crazy and we are in the process of transferring everything to this new blog. That’s right, this is the new home. RSS it, follow it, do whatever you have to. We will eventually have all of our previous posts backlogged here as well. We are just working on getting...