HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA No. 3: NORDEN GOODS, CANDLES AND INCENSE December 13 2016
NEW TEE ARRIVALS: ALTRU August 05 2016
New clever graphic tees from Made in USA brand, ALTRU, have arrived!
Since 2002, founder Jonny Hughes and his design team at ALTRU, have been striving to create instant classics in their product, gathering inspiration from vintage designs, their frequent travels, and in collaboration with other artists and cultural institutions like LIFE Magazine and Polaroid, to name a few.
The result is a laid-back men's style that is unmistakably Californian; the home base of the brand.
All the tees are enzyme prewashed for super soft hand feel and reduced shrinkage.
"Water You" Tee, marina blue, 100% cotton
Solvem Probler Tee, heather grey, tri-blend jersey
Shadenfreude Tee, sand, 100% cotton
Shop ALTRU tees in store now!
SPOTLIGHT ON MOLLUSK August 02 2016
John McCambridge at the shop
Artist and surfer John McCambridge and artist Johanna St. Clair opened Mollusk in 2005, with some help from their artist and surfer friends, in the then sleepy area of Ocean Beach in San Francisco. They started by selling t-shirts and hand shaped surfboards and eventually grew into a full apparel and surfboard operation. They eventually opened retail spaces in Venice and Silver Lake and continue to make it a priority to produce their goods in the USA, which we love.
Johanna St. Clair and Nina
On any given day they have events at their shop from art installations/openings to slide shows to music performances because John believes that it's important to have a communal environment, much like the surf shops that he grew up going to. Joanna creates a lot of the graphics that you find on their tees and Nina, their 9 year old daughter, can sometimes be found folding shirts at their Ocean location for $10 an hr. It's a family affair and a community space as much as it is a retail space, and keeping things fun is a big part of Mollusk's success as a brand.
Check out the new arrivals that we have in store now including the tees and chinos pictured below.
Flying Fish tee
Olde Whale tee
Olde Whale tee - detail
Hemp Pocket tee - light indigo
Hemp Pocket tee - light indigo detail
Hemp Pocket tee - trinity green
Striped Pocket tee - forest green
Chinos - dull khaki / graphite
Check out some more of Johanna St. Clair's art here.
Shop above Mollusk items in our store now!
INTRODUCING: SQUARE TRADE GOODS CANDLES July 23 2016
"Inspired by and designed for individuals who want to be connected to the process, ingredients, and people behind the goods they purchase, Square Trade Goods was founded on the ideals of authenticity and craftsmanship."
We are pleased to introduce Made in USA brand, Square Trade Goods, into the Service Menswear family. The three candles in stock are hand poured in Richmond, Virginia, using all natural ingredients made in the USA, including USA grown soy wax. They boast an impressive 55hr burn time.
Warm, smokey and sweet. Woodsmoke mixed with pine and cedar woods topped off by the subtle sweetness of amber.
With a mixture of Cedar, Sandalwood, Musk, Smoke and Sea Salt Air this candle evokes memories of driving down Highway 1 with the windows down. Breathing in the fresh ocean air mixed with the giant redwoods and fires from the Big Sur Cabins.
Inspired by their good friends Roaring Pines and their shared love for American manufacturing. Heavy notes of fresh balsam and spruce, both sharp and invigorating.
Detail: back of candle
Shop Square Trade Goods candles at our brick and mortar now!
NEW ARRIVALS: THE POSTER LIST GRAPHIC TEES July 06 2016
The Poster List tees have arrived for Summer! As always, they are Made in the USA, have an extra soft hand-feel, and are inspired by all things that we love, including typography, graphic design, and tacos.
Here they are photographed in their natural habitat.
Taco Tuesday Tee, heather grey
Pool Party Tee, white
Red & Blue Stripe Pocket Tee, white
Blue Triangles Tee, heather grey
Shop The Poster List tees in store now.
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING THIS 4TH? June 28 2016
We rounded up a few of our favorite red, white, and blue items for America's big birthday. Have fun and stay safe celebrating the 4th.
From L. to R. clockwise:
1. ambsn. 18" U.S. Flag Boardshorts. red/white/blue. $58.
2. RVCA. S/S Slim Fit. vintage white. $68.
3. Happy Socks. Dot Stripe. blue/red/white. $12.
4. Havaianas. Flip Flops. red. $18.
5. Service. Have-A-Hank Bandana. MADE IN USA. white. $6.
1. ambsn. "F Yeah" Reverse Image Tee. MADE IN USA. bone. $35.
2. Happy Socks. Filled Optic Boxes Sock. navy/red/white. $12.
3. Deus Ex Machina. Rugby Swim 15" Short. blue fade. $78.
4. Service. Have-A-Hank Bandana. MADE IN USA. red. $6.
5. Havaianas/Style West. Americana Flip Flops. navy/red/white. $25.
1. Havaianas/Style West. Americana Flip Flops. white/navy/red. $25.
2. RVCA. Sure Thing Stripe Golf. vintage white. $45.
3. Happy Socks. Stars & Stripes. blue/red/white. $12.
4. ambsn. "F Yeah Burger" Trucker Hat. navy. $35.
5. Service. Have-A-Hank Bandana. MADE IN USA. navy. $6.
6. Banks. Splice Boardshorts. dirty denim/red. $68.
Shop all above items in store now.
NEW ARRIVALS: JUNGMAVEN June 21 2016
FATHER'S DAY IDEAS PART 3: OWEN & FRED June 14 2016
"Stay Sharp" Pencil Set
We have amazing gift options for Father's Day, big and small, from Owen & Fred, a brand based in Brooklyn, NY. They transform the every day into extraordinary objects and their products are proudly designed and made in the USA. Everything from pens for his desk to leather coasters for his home to shaving kit bags for the bathroom and everything in between. We've got dad covered.
"Another Great Idea" Pen - black
"Another Great Idea" Pen - maroon
Lego Cufflinks - black
"Little Lady" Tie Bar - pure sterling silver
Tie Bar - pure sterling silver
"Cool. Calm. Collected." Comb - black
"You Earned It" Bottle Opener
"It's Only Money" Money Clip - sterling silver plated
NFL Football Coaster Set - leather
"Whiskey and How to Enjoy It" Gift Set
"Work Hard Play Hard" Duffel - army green
"Work Hard Play Hard" Duffel - brown
"This Bag is Not Yours" - leather tag comes included with the "Work Hard Play Hard" Duffel bags
"Hey Handsome" Shaving Kit Bag - navy
"Hey Handsome" Shaving Kit Bag - grey
"Hey Handsome" Shaving Kit Bag - green
"Hey Handsome" Shaving Kit Bag - brown
Shop all Owen & Fred items in store now!
Juniper Ridge In Store And Online November 24 2015
Juniper Ridge is an Oakland, California based fragrance company started by Hall Newbegin. Juniper Ridge is his solution to the perfume world becoming, in his words, "weird and disconnected from nature." A self-proclaimed "nature freak," Newbegin strives to create aromatic snapshots of his favorite places, whether that's California's Big Sur or the lakes and peaks of Oregon's Mount Hood.
Born in Oregon, Newbegin spent the summers of his childhood and early adult life on the trails of different national parks learning the names of flowers, harvesting wild mushrooms, and making fermented-honey wine. Newbegin's wildcrafting experience starts in '92, when he took an herbal medicine class in Oakland. These few days spent in Sierra Nevada gave life to what he calls the "primitive parts of [his] brain," or his "animal senses." From then on, Newbegin has been unable to stay away from the wild.
After years of harvesting medicinal plants for his own collection and sometimes for tincture makers or commercial mushroom gatherers, Newbegin started Juniper Ridge. All Juniper Ridge products are made from 100% wildcrafted ingredients gathered by a small team of people that go into the wild for up to weeks at a time. The ingredients are then distilled, tinctured, infused or any of several other old world perfuming techniques in the Field Lab (pictured below) to create a scent unique to that harvest.
Each batch is hand numbered and produced in limited quantities, not by choice but by necessity. “We couldn't make any more if we wanted to—the plants and flowers are done for the year,” Newbegin says. 10% of all Juniper Ridge profits are donated to a portfolio of Western Wilderness Defense organizations. The company tirelessly works to promote education as to how best to protect the intact forest habitats of the West.
All pictures taken from JuniperRidge.com
EASTLAND MADE IN MAINE MOCCASINS March 29 2012
We just added two new styles to our growing collection of Eastland Made in Maine, USA shoes. Both of the new Mocs are available in a supple tan leather finish that will bruise beautifully as they age with use. The iconic Yarmouth, a slip-on Camp Moc, and the 4-eyelet Falmouth are handsewn by skilled Maine shoemakers using a traditional true moccasin construction. The Leather is 100% American Horween® leather that is tanned in the USA with hand rubbed finishes. With its cushioned leather socklining and genuine leather welt, we loved the fit of the shoe. Very, very comfortable!