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

adidas Originals by WINGS+HORNS

Design Inspiration: adidas Originals by WINGS+HORNS Canadian brand WINGS+HORNS has conjoined with adidas Originals for a premium FW16 collection.  The offering calls upon innovative manufacturing, iconic silhouettes, and inspiration from Japanese shadow theory, to present a robust collection of modern garments for sporting man. Blending classic tailoring and elevated sportswear, the latest collaboration from the two brands draws on traditional craftmanship… Continue reading

Packing For: San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco Whether you call The City home, or are just passing through, we’ve compiled a guide to keep you looking sharp throughout our mysterious daily climates changes.  Sunshine & Green Grass The sun is shining and you’ve got a reservation for two on the rolling green hills of Dolores Park.   Here’s… Continue reading

Classic Style Icon: Morrissey

5 Summer Tunes by Morrissey & The Smiths Summer Tunes by Morrissey – a rock rebel & front man for the iconic group The Smiths Effortless Summer Looks Inspired by Morrissey Classic summer style inspiration from Morrissey, the king of “casually cool” looks – cutting his teeth on pairings of colorful free flowing buttons shirts, with… Continue reading

Alite & Welcome Stranger: Explore More

Explore More Pop-up | Alite & Welcome Stranger We’ve teamed up with Alite Designs to bring you the perfect summer exploration pop-up.   All month long we’ve partnered with our neighbors; Alite designs, to bring you an amazing “Explore More” pop-up experience at the Welcome Stranger Elmwood Location.  Born in our own backyard – Alite is comprised of a team of San Fransisco based… Continue reading

The 8 oz Bison Tee

[Product Spotlight] The Overdyed 8 oz Bison Tee A SUPERIOR TEE, THEN AND NOW Inspired by the golden era of sturdy workwear – meshing the standard benefits of an 8oz heavyweight tee with a few modern tailoring elements, and a slimmer yet rigid shape, for the perfect California layering garment.  100% Made in the USA, treated with an individual… Continue reading

The Day Dad Deserves

The Gifts Dad Deserves BROTHER’S LEATHER SUPPLY THE SHERIFF WALLET $30 | GREAT BEAR WAX CO 6OZ CANDLE WOODEN $15 | FOXWARE CERAMICS COASTER SET $40 | A QUESTION OF EAGLES MEDIUM CARVED HORIZON PLANTER $56 | BOOK STORE WOODY ALLEN BOOK $40 | NORDEN OJAI CANDLE $45 | HASAMI LARGE MUG CUP $20 Father’s Day Weekend | In-store Promo Waited until the… Continue reading

Classic Style Icon: John Baldessari

John Baldessari John Baldessari is globally known as “the West Coast father of Conceptual Art” John Anthony Baldessari was originally born in National City, California, making his way through the greater San Diego school system, before eventually ending up at San Diego State College. John has worked across all mediums, including; printmaking, film, video, installation, sculpture and photography…. Continue reading

Get Out of Town

5 Tracks for the Road Ahead Plug in, and take off Well Traveled Collection Explorer Approved Staples by Welcome Stranger BINCHOTAN CHARCOAL TOOTHBRUSH $8 | MALIN + GOETZ HAIR POMADE $22 | EPOKHE XOA SUNGLASSES $180 | BALSEM DEODORANT $20 | NORSE PROJECTS BJARKI BLEND $20 | BIXBY BRAND CARSON FINE TOOTH COMB $24 | CHIPPEWA 6″ SERVICE BOOT $290 | MALIN +… Continue reading

Tradesman by Day, Craftsman by Night

WS Workwear Collection | for the true craftsman in all of us Measure twice, cut once – wise words to live by.  If you apply this same careful consideration in craft to all aspects of your daily life, then this is the collection for you; sir true craftsman CHIPPEWA 6″ SERVICE BOOT $290 | WS OVERDYED STRETCH CHINO $165 | HOMECORE… Continue reading