Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Top Shops: Artful menswear shopping options from Keanan Duffty



Keanan Duffty is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and once collaborated on a collection with David Bowie. He is now senior director of fashion merchandising at the Academy of Art University and senior fashion editor at SOMA magazine. Photo: Shannon May, The Chronicle.


Keanan Duffty
Duffty is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and once collaborated on a collection with David Bowie. He is now senior director of fashion merchandising at the Academy of Art University and senior fashion editor at SOMA magazine.
The Kooples “French dandy meets British rock” at this new Pacific Heights boutique. The minimalist shop’s eponymous collection (which includes womenswear) features high-end suits made in collaboration with Savile Row tailor Patrick Grant, plus rock-star jackets and skinny jeans good for a chic mod-punk look. 2241 Fillmore St., S.F. (415) 440-4210. www.thekooples.com.

Sandro “Pacific Heights is quickly becoming the go-to destination for Francophiles,” and Sandro’s sleek monochrome boutique of blousons, leather and distressed denim is proof of the effortlessly chic attitude French fashion is known for. Designers Evelyne and Ilan Ch├ętrite have eyes for detail, as evidenced by the label’s immaculate tailoring and modern, simple cuts applied to outerwear, button-downs and T-shirts. Ch├ętrite calls the Sandro look “a bit of rock ’n’ roll for the elegant nonconformist rebel.” 2033 Fillmore St., S.F. (415) 292-4841. www.us.sandro-paris.com.
Wonderland SF Clothing boutique meets art gallery at Wonderland SF. The “foremost independent showcase for emerging fashion labels and artists in San Francisco” is the brainchild of designer, curator and DJ Irene Hernandez-Feiks, who has long been a supporter of local talent. San Francycle sweatshirts by Academy of Art alum Tommy Pham and 1970s name-plate belts “worthy of the 'Dukes of Hazard’” are a few of the items to look out for. 1266 Valencia St., S.F. (415) 641-4600. www.wonderlandsf.com.

Self Edge “This is the premier denim shop on the Valencia Street hipster runway,” says Duffty. Indigo experts Kiya and Demitra Babzani painstakingly seek out the best raw, selvage denim, shirts and leather accessories, boasting sole exclusivity in the U.S. for most of their brands. Plus, they provide in-house repair and hemming services using their vintage sewing machines. 714 Valencia St., S.F. (415) 558-0658. www.selfedge.com.

Time Frame “The ideal outpost for completing an authentic 'American Hustle’ fashion statement,” Time Frame stocks iconic and ironic vintage sunglasses from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. Owner Curtis Hawes rounds out the collection with hard-to-find Japanese and European eyewear, old-school Seiko watches, and vintage costume jewelry by Dior andYves Saint Laurent. Rumor has it that Nicki Minaj is a fan. 418 Valencia St., S.F. (415) 552-5373. www.rareeyewear.com.



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