Toro y Moi –

  Words from Chaz: “After 7 years of touring and recording, I found myself becoming self conscious about my position in life as a “famous” person, or at least my version of whatever that is. My dreams had become my reality, yet I was somehow unable to accept this new environment. I couldn’t help but… Continue reading

The Carhartt WIP Archives

  Back in the 1980s, Carhartt’s brown duck work coats rose to streetwear prominence as an antidote to the denim masses and, in the years since, have become a streetwear staple thanks to the rise of the American workwear imprint’s European distributor, Work In Progress. Now Rizzoli is taking a comprehensive look back at WIP’s… Continue reading

Endless Summer

‘Endless Summer’ – A documentary by Bruce Brown in 1966, where two surfers -Michael Hynson and Robert August on an around-the-world surfing adventure. They travel from one coastline to the next, from Hawaii to Africa, Australia, Tahiti and a number of other places where most people had never ever seen a surfboard before. Mike Hynson,… Continue reading

adidas Originals by Wings + Horns S/S 17

adidas Originals has collaborated with Canadian menswear label wings+horns on a brand new collection for SS17, reworking the iconic design language of adidas Originals to create a classic sportswear collection that blends traditional tailoring, contemporary fabrics and progressive design into a single visual mode. Inspired by the concept of clothing as a second skin, adidas… Continue reading

Staff Gift Guide: Campbell Wallace

Get to know: Campbell Wallace Who is Campbell Wallace? Campbell’s got quite the interesting story – as a kid he was adopted from Seoul, South Korea when he was only 4 months old, being relocated to where he was to grow up; sunny Encinitas, California.  You could call it the ‘Yin & Yang’ of places to transfer between as such a young… Continue reading

Staff Gift Guide: Jeff Mao

Get to know: Jeff Mao 1. So, what’s your hometown like? Cupertino? It’s my hometown so I love hate it. The food options are phenomenal but aside from eating, there’s not much else to do. It’s basically the epitome of suburbia. Great place to start a family if you’re worried about things like crime and… Continue reading

Seasons Change: California Fall Athletics & Leisure

Fall Facelift: Welcome Stranger Hayes Valley We’ve restocked your favorites, as well as, added some brand new goods for fall.   Check out our new ‘Fall-Ready’ look at the Welcome Stranger Hayes Valley Location California Fall Athletics & Leisure Collection Prepare for fall with these Welcome Stranger selects, perfectly suited for athletics endeavors or leisurely pursuits.  Bonded… Continue reading

Fair Weather Sunday

  5 Tracks for Fair Weather Sundays The perfect soundtrack for cruising through those Fair Weather Sundays Brand Spotlight: ATF Authentic Textile Fabrics (ATF) – a brand heavily rooted in the “less is more” mentality.  Providing garments that are effortlessly wearable, but at the same time suited for any & all situations you may encounter upon your ‘Fair Weather… Continue reading

Timeless Workwear Revival

1889 & 1901 Carhartt WIP + Chippewa boots | Timeless Workwear Brands Revived in 2016 Carhartt was founded in 1889 by Hamilton Carhartt a man focused on bringing responsibility & integrity back to the business world.  With a focus on doing “the just and honest thing, gainful if possible” Carhartt began producing workwear staples adopted by all varieties of the… Continue reading

Clean Seams & Grown-Up Shells

Design Spotlight | The Shell Jacket The classic Shell Jacket, re-imagined by Welcome Stranger Our minimal take on the sporty Shell Jacket of jock lives past. We’ve abandoned the technical fabrics, for a Japanese alternative – tightly woven crisp cotton fabric, that has been lightly coated with wax.  Dressed up with matte tonal zippers & snaps,… Continue reading