Men get the short end of the stick when it comes to fashion. We don't dress up as boys very often, so we can't be entirely sure, but they do seem to have less sartorial options than girls. However, thanks to local publication The Bold Italic, San Francisco's guys are finally getting some time to shine.
The Bold Italic's annual Haberdash is a celebration of S.F. men's style, featuring several local personalities in a fashion show as well as performances from DJ Omar of Popscene, L.A. band Wildcat! Wildcat!, and San Francisco's own AB & The Sea. Because the fashion show is a tribute to the city's male fashion scene, the models are not just professional hunky dudes. Instead, they're guys who typically spend their time working in arts, music, and tech, rather than on the runway. While their looks will be styled for them, each will also be allowed to incorporate his own personal touches.
Models include Tim Nichols, who is typically found introducing artists and fostering creativity at the Hub, a collaborative work space in the Chronicle building, Aaron Britt, who pens a men's fashion column for the Chronicle and serves as deputy editor at Dwell magazine, and Dawson Ludwig, host of the Noise Pop podcast. This interesting array of gents will be presented by Broke-Ass Stuart. (Arguably one of the city's better-known gents, Stuart is a travel writer and starred in his own TV series, Young Broke & Beautiful.)
Although it'll make for a more exciting runway show, hopefully all these big personalities won't overshadow the clothes, which are quite remarkable in their own right. The Artful Gentleman will showcase some of their elegant custom suits, and Freemans Sporting Club, Bonobos, Kurt Geiger, Warby Parker, Department Seventeen, and Self Edge will be displaying their wares as well. If we were to go on a menswear kick, this is definitely where we'd do our shopping.
The Haberdash is Wednesday, November 7 at the Great American Music Hall (a very manly venue), starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. Proceeds benefit Movember, a mustache-growing charity that raises awareness and funding for men's health issues.