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Coffee Break: SF Fashion

July 24, 2009

by Madison Shimoda
Coffee Break: SF Fashion

Tired of wearing CMC or American Apparel t-shirts? Don’t want to be caught at TNC wearing the same shirt with another guy/girl? Want to be environmentally and stylish? Solution: Go vintage t-shirt shopping!Check out some of the cute vintage stores in SF. They carry t-shirts from as cheap as $19.

Old Vogue Men's Vintage Store, 1412 Grant Avenue (415-392-1522)Old Vogue offers the best selection of men's vintage in the city. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Columbus Avenue, this quiet shop makes for a serene vintage hunting experience. The staff is happy to help, but won't pester you while you peruse the racks for a perfect three-piece suit. The collection is 50s to 70s, but you can easily craft an old-world style that's in keeping with current trends. My favorites include silk cigar parlor robes and plush velvet salon jackets. Prices aren’t cheap but the unique merchandise is worth the price. (via Sprig)

All American Boy, 463

Castro Street (415-861-0444)

Not a vintage store per se, this store carries a few lines—such as Tailgate, a vintage college tee label—and a fun place to shop! With its warm, woody interior, this cozy men's store feels more like a walk-in wardrobe than a Castro boutique. The selection of shirts--sleeveless, knit tees, pullovers and polos--is impressive for a shop this size. Even more extraordinary is the array of Speedos: solids, stripes, plaids and Hawaiian prints. The store clearly specializes in men's wear for warm climes. Factor in the assortment of fun, color-tinted sunglasses, and this is the ideal store for boys of summer. (via CitySearch)

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