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!
MOLLUSK "LURKER TEE" LIMITED RUN July 19 2016
At Service Menswear we love it when artists collaborate with our favorite brands.
The "Lurker Tee", with art by artist Nathaniel Russell, was designed especially for Mollusk and like all of Mollusk's items, it's Made in the USA. This special heather grey edition is available only at Mollusk and Service Menswear.
Lurker Tee, heather grey
Lurker Tee detail
Check out more of Nathaniel Russell's work here.
Shop for above limited Mollusk tee in store now!
MADE IN USA: MOLLUSK NEW ARRIVALS May 17 2016
NEW ARRIVALS: MOLLUSK TEES August 05 2015
HEY HEY USA! July 01 2015
Happy Independence Day. Here is our annual Made in the USA roundup to commemorate the 4th of July. Some classic favorites and new products alike from the following brands, all carried at Service. Shop Made in the USA in the store and online from:
- Ambsn Tees
- American Optics
- Field Notes
- Gitman Vintage
- The Local Branch
- Norden Goods
- Owen & Fred
- Patch NYC
- The Poster List
- Steven Alan
- Swedish Dream
Pictured above from R to L: 1. Owen & Fred Hey Handsome Shave Kit Navy 2. Norden Idyllwild 12 oz. Candle 3. Patch NYC Skull Candle 4. Have-A-Hank Bandanas 5. Big Mountain Brand Spruce Soap 6. Maritime Oatmeal & Shea Butter Soap 7. The Local Branch Medicine Pouch 8. American Optics Spatula Temple Sunglasses Gold/Grey Polarized 9. Owen & Fred You Earned It Bottle Opener 10. Field Notes Desk Calendar 11. Billykirk No. 288 Center Bar Belt in Black, Brown, & Natural.
1. Ambsn Baldy Image Tee White 2. Altru Popeye Punch Tee White Sand 3. The Poster List taco Tuesday Tee Heather Grey 4. Mollusk Palm Pocket Tee Light Indigo 5. Jungmaven Baja Pocket Tee Denim Blue 6. The Poster List Surf Ride Tee Heather Green 7. The Poster List Surf N' Turf Tee Heather Brown 8. Mollusk Marblehead Pocket Tee Grass Green.
1. Gitman Vintage Japanese Gauze Stripe Shirt 2. Steven Alan Classic Collegiate Stripe Shirt Green 3. Gitman Vintage Short Sleeve Polka Dot Oxford Aqua Dot 4. Mollusk Tapestry Swim Trunks Blue Green 5. Almond Surf & Craft Shorts Army 6. Mollusk Farmer Dave Drawstring Pants Indigo 7. Mollusk Kelp Swim Trunks Blue Green.
NEW ARRIVALS: MOLLUSK April 21 2015
Mollusk has arrived at Service for Spring and we have stocked extra soft t-shirts in cotton solids, stripes and graphics, shorts, swim trunks, and lounge pants. Every piece is made in the USA and comes in the California brand's signature washed down color palette, as if each item has already been faded by the sun. Each of the swim trunks have a button-thru back pocket for a wallet or other valuables. Just put on a t-shirt and wear the trunks as shorts when not by the water.
INTRODUCING: MOLLUSK May 12 2014
Brand new to Service Menswear, California surf brand Mollusk has arrived in the shop. We have stocked shorts, swim trunks, and tees in a number of styles and colors.
Mollusk got its start at the edge of San Francisco on Ocean Beach in 2005. In this neighborhood, the Outer Sunset, surfers brave the cold, murky water and cohabitate with artists and craftspeople. Mollusk represents this surf and arts culture with a true, laid back, West Coast sensibility. The clothing is simple, well made, and understated for surfers and lay-folk alike.
Whale and octopus image tees ($35).
Cotton walk shorts in Dull Indigo & Cloud Grey ($72).
Forest Green Stripe Swim Trunks ($68) & Indigo Pennant Swim Trunks ($62).
Available in-store and now online at servicemenswear.com.