INDIGO INSPIRATION WITH KATO' AND GANT August 09 2016
This just in: Vintage print inspired indigo shirts from a couple of Service's favorite brands, KATO' by Hiroshi Kato and GANT.
The KATO' items are made with Japanese fabric and are 100% cotton. They come in a slim fit.
The GANT items are 100% cotton with indigo dyed yarns. They come in a slim "hugger" fit.
KATO' Slim French Seam Aloha Chambray w/ detail - light indigo
KATO' Slim French Seam Japanese Chambray Flower w/ detail - faded indigo
KATO' Slim French Seam Dot-Flower Chambray w/ detail - light indigo
GANT Japanese Floral Oxford, Slim Fit, w/ detail indigo
GANT Geometric Print Oxford, Slim Fit, w/ detail - light indigo
Shop above GANT and KATO' by Hiroshi Kato items in store now.
INTRODUCING: CAPTAIN FIN July 08 2016
Service is proud to introduce California-based Captain Fin, a surfboard fin manufacturing brand humbly started in lifelong surfer's Mitch Abshere's garage in 2006. They are known for being one of the first companies to put artwork on high-performance surfboard fins and very quickly gained a good reputation in the surf industry.
Abshere opened a retail shop in 2009 that sold vintage clothing as well as their own fins and quickly branched out to making apparel inspired by vintage beachwear and always featuring Captain Fin's trademark anchor image. Their company slogan is simply "Back to the Beach."
Captain Fin is now a global fan favorite and even sponsors a surf team including surfers Alex Knost and Dane Reynolds amongst others.
OG Anchor 6 Panel Hat, heather grey
Sanders Horizontal Stripe Tee, heather blue
"Straight Up" Horizontal Stripe Golf, natural
Super Chino Shorts, camel
Cam "Oh Yeah" Boardshort, 19", olive - quick dry
Time Warp Boardshort, 19," grey/yellow - quick dry
Shop all Captain Fin at our brick & mortar only.
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
NEW ARRIVALS: AMBSN June 03 2016
Chris Burkard "Aleutian Wave" / Chris Burkard "Alberta" Packable swim short
Service is once again fully stocked with items from California based brand, ambsn.
We're especially excited about the collaboration that ambsn did with self-taught photographer, artist and surfer, Chris Burkard. The collection features a special swim short and tee featuring his awe inspiring, layered landscape photography. The use of natural lighting techniques is prevalent throughout Burkard’s work as well as capturing humanizing moments in both cultural and natural landscapes
View more of Chris Burkard's photography here!
Also, check out the rest of our selection of ambsn's newest tees, button down shirts, hats, and swimwear. Note the novelty prints inspired by Summer and American pride, just in time for July 4th.
"Palmero" Tailored Fit Shirt, bone / "Village" Tailored Fit Shirt, ash grey
"Parrot" Tailored Fit Shirt, coal
"F Yeah" Reverse Image Tee, bone / "Mouthful" Image Tee, coal
"High Desert Wolf" Tee, coal - front and back
18" U.S. Flag Boardshorts, red/white/blue / 18" Parrot Boardshorts, coal
"Burgerworld" Six-Panel Hat With Leather Closure, denim
"Sunny's" Six-Panel Hat With Leather Closure, melon
"Eyes" Six-Panel Hat With Leather Closure, black
"F Yeah Burger" Trucker Hat, navy
Shop for all ambsn items in store now.
INTRODUCING: TCSS May 24 2016
Service Menswear is excited to present a hat, shorts, swim trunks and tees from The Critical Slide Society (TCSS).
Founded in 2009 in a seaside village on the Central Coast of Australia, TCSS was launched by a couple of like minded surfers, Jim Mitchell and Sam Coombes, who, with a good sense of humor and a keen eye for art and design, had the vision of an authentic, creative label as a platform to celebrate an emerging alternative movement within surf culture: one that’s less about the winner’s podium and more about the simple joy of a deeply engaged surfing life.
TCSS works with artists, photographers, designers, filmmakers, surfers from across the globe, all of whom share a similar outlook. TCSS unique approach and its detail oriented design, has quickly become recognized for being one of the leading surfwear companies in originality.
Mitchell and Coombes describe the company in their own words: "A slippery little creature. Wrestled from the minds, pencils & sketchbooks of a small few in Australia & the United States, fed on a strict diet of colorful foam mowers, soulful skeg flexers (past & present) and the versatility of the humble surf craft beneath our feet.”
Paradise Bucket hat
Live Fast Tee
Live Fast Tee details
Island Life tee
Island Life Tee details
Mr. Perfect Walkshort
Plain Jane 16" trunks
Transit 16" boardshort
Buy all TCSS items in store now.
MADE IN USA: MOLLUSK NEW ARRIVALS May 17 2016
NEW ARRIVALS: NAKED & FAMOUS SHIRTS May 03 2016
Natural Cotton Linen Check
New for Spring, Service is now stocked with fun novelty prints, plaid and solid color styles of button down shirts from our friends at Naked & Famous. All the shirts come in regular fit which allows for an easy fit in the body and arms. Contrary to the photos, they are only available in short sleeve which you will find to be mostly exclusive to Service Menswear. As always, N & F's shirts are made with 100% Japanese cotton and assembled and sewn in the oldest existing shirt factory in North America, which was founded in Quebec in 1894.
White Chambray Multicolor Neps
White Chambray Multicolor Neps (detail)
Tigers & Waves
Tigers & Waves (detail)
Double Weave Slub Gauze in black
Double Weave Slub Gauze in white
Blocks & Roberts Jacquard
Blocks & Robots (detail)
Shop above Naked & Famous shirts in store only.
NEW SPRING ARRIVAL: CREEP April 05 2016
Bandana Print Shirt
Service is very excited to present new Spring arrivals from CREEP by Hiroshi Awai.
CREEP was founded in Osaka, Japan by Kiyofumi Awai in 1997 and in 2008, Kiyofumi's brother Hiroshi, based in Toronto Canada, joined CREEP as men's creative director and launched CREEP by Hiroshi Awai.
Fatigue Shorts (also available in army green)
Hiroshi's design direction combines innovative Japanese design and fabrics with his passion for the simple beauty of functional American workwear. The Spring collection has a strong utilitarian and military influence and features details like French stitching and all around impeccable construction.
Cabana Stripe Slub Shirt
What can a customer expect from CREEP?
"Comfort and timeless fits are the most important key aspect of our brand. So our fits are not overly slim or loose. My goal is to create garments customers can wear season after season. I hope people consider CREEP as one of the classic men’s lines in the future." -Hiroshi Awai
Shop all CREEP items in store now.
NEW ARRIVALS: GLOBE March 25 2016
Spring has officially arrived and so have short sleeve shirts and board shorts from Globe Australia, who just celebrated their 30th anniversary! Check out the Service selection of Globe's newest surf/skate inspired casual and swimwear that feature novelty prints.
Stafford Palm Tree Shirt
Old Brick Poolshort
Shop the new Globe items in-store. Happy Spring!
DAY X NIGHT FOR SXSW March 16 2016
INTRODUCING: BANKS March 05 2016
Banks is a global men's brand based in the USA, Japan and Australia created by surf industry veterans Tim Cochran, Masahiro Shibahara, and former professional surfer Brad Gerlach.
The three owners grew up surfing and wanted to create a brand that was understated, less focused on branding, and more focused on quality and sustainability. Banks is openly passionate about decreasing their carbon footprint and they do this by using recycled polyester for their labels, organic cotton, and PVC & phthalate free inks.
Banks focuses on the guys who grew up surfing, much like themselves, but are influenced by other passions like photography, music, architecture, and travel; guys that want a premium product, are conscious about the environment and are seeking an authentic brand that will mature with them.
Simply put, their mission is to merge style and understated functionality with a sustainable approach to design and development.
Shorts now available in store and online, tee available in store only.
RVCA X MATT LEINES February 26 2016
Lion beach towel
Matt Leines is a Brooklyn based artist that grew up in New Jersey and studied illustration at RISD. His influences range from suburban American culture to primitive and non-western art, myths to masks, He-Man cartoons, and the WWF. Leines creates a surreal, obsessive, highly detailed world inhabited by men and beasts and everything in between, chronicling their conflict and culture.
Tiger t-shirt front and back
"If I stumble upon something, I try to draw it in my sketchbook as quick as possible. I like to look at a lot of different paintings from different cultures where you have to infer what is going on. If there is something I come across, an image, a composition, an idea, I just draw it--and I'll use the word bastardized--until the initial influence has disappeared and it exists only in my world."
All over jacquard pattern socks
Lion patch tank top
For the Matt Leines/RVCA collaboration featured in the above items, the focus is on the stylized lightening bolt and the tiger "mask", which are recurring images/characters throughout his work. Leines work has steadily been shown all around the world since 2002, namely at Deitch Projects in NYC, Roberts and Tilton in LA, in Athens, Greece and Tokyo, Japan.
Shop for the tee, tank and socks in our brick and mortar store or the online store. The beach towel is exclusive to in store.
Check out more of his Matt Leines' work here!
NEW ARRIVALS: ambsn February 20 2016
ambsn is a company based in San Clemente, CA. The company was founded by two brothers, Dustin and Dylan Odbert, in 2002. What had originally started as a fundraiser for a friend in need has now become a California inspired menswear brand.
ambsn focuses on colorful, lightweight, tailored clothing for a beach inspired lifestyle. In short, they put a new spin on beloved classics: New Wave Nostalgia.
“We try to keep it a full California beach vibe,” Odbert said. “Everything is always really fun, more tailored toward the fashion and play sides of surf. We have a pretty wide demographic we sell to.”
woven shirt detail:
"It is a childhood memory that reminds you of everything right in the world. ambsn lives life without the pressure of reality. Clever and curious and ready for the world."
Shop all ambsn looks seen above in store and online.
NEW ARRIVALS FROM GITMAN VINTAGE October 19 2015
Max Gitman opened the Ashland Shirt & Pajama Company in Ashland, Pennsylvania in 1932. His two sons, in 1978, turned that into the brand we know today as the Gitman Brothers. The brand has long been a mainstay here at Service. Season after season, the brothers have consistently made beautiful, vintage inspired shirts that we’re proud to carry. Their many years of experience making well-constructed, comfortable shirts show in the Gitman Vintage Fall/Winter 2015 collection.
New arrivals include a beautiful wool overshirt with a hidden button down collar, in addition to several plaids and ginghams with rich colors perfect for the upcoming cool weather. We’ve also introduced a light-weight, grey flannel, and a selection from Gitman Vintage’s ‘Seed To Sew’ collection.
With the ‘Seed To Sew’ collection, Gitman embraces their roots by making shirts with 100% American made materials. Everything about these shirts, from the cotton grown in American soil to the shirt factories in Pennsylvania, is made in the USA.
These new arrivals have us excited about cooler weather and American craftsmanship. Come on in to the shop and check out these new styles.
WELCOME STRANGER + GQ PARTY October 01 2015
Welcome Stranger has been designing everyday staples for their men's stores since 2010. This Fall, the San Francisco based brand launches their collection at specialty stores around the country. We are proud to offer Welcome Stranger's made in the USA shirting and accessories, now at Service.
Join us on Thursday, October 8th for an event featuring Welcome Stranger and GQ Magazine. We will have a tent with the entirety of the Fall line, brews from South Austin Brewery, and tunes from our friend DJ Starsign. We'll be hanging out from 5pm - 8pm. Look forward to having you.
NEW SHIRTS AND UNSTRUCTURED BLAZER FROM HARTFORD September 15 2015
New arrivals from Hartford are now at Service for Fall. We have stocked a variety of solid and plaid shirts ranging from oxford cloth to brushed flannel and chambray. The materials are luxe and soft as we have come to know from Hartford. We are now introducing each shirt in a slim fit with a button down collar.
In addition, we have stocked an unstructured boiled wool blazer in dark navy. The garment is lightweight and soft. The blazer features four buttons at the front with an extra button at the collar for additional coverage.
Slim fit shirting in oxford cloth and mid-weight brushed flannel.
Slim fit shirting in brushed slub chambray and lightweight plaid flannel.
Slim fit shirting in lightweight plaid and micro houndstooth flannel.
All Hartford flannels, chambrays, and plaids come with nice detailing at the cuffs. Plaid flannels with interior cuff binding in red and blue stripe.
NEW ARRIVALS FROM GANT RUGGER August 25 2015
NEW ARRIVALS: NAKED & FAMOUS DENIM July 30 2015
New arrivals from Naked & Famous Denim have begun to trickle into the store. We've stocked an amazing white nep short sleeve shirt and a handful of solid color slim ties. The ties are made from the beautiful Japanese fabric the brand uses to make their shirts. They are 2" wide and come in 6 different colors and 3 fabrications.
Above, 1. Short Sleeve Regular Shirt Multi-Color Nep in White Neptune 2. Slim Tie in Blue Nep Chambray 3. Super Skinny Guy in Slub Stretch Selvedge Indigo. 4. Slim Tie in Red Grey Heather. 5. Slim Tie in Silver Heather.
A core item we carry year round is the Regular Fit Blue Nep Chambray shirt. In the Fall/Winter we stock the long sleeve version, and in the Summer we stock the short sleeve version. Both styles are available now in-store and online. A new edition to our Naked & Famous denim offering is the Super Skinny Guy in Black Power Stretch. Also available in the store and online.
Above, 1. Short Sleeve Regular Fit Blue Nep Chambray Shirt 2. Slim Tie in Light Grey Heather 3. Super Skinny Guy in Black Power Stretch. 4. Slim Tie in Blue Nep Herringbone 5. Slim Tie in Charcoal Heather.
FIRST OF FALL NEW ARRIVALS July 22 2015
NEW ARRIVALS FROM GITMAN VINTAGE February 25 2015
New American made, short sleeve shirts from Gitman Vintage have arrived for Spring. We have stocked bold prints as well as solids, all in a trim fit (not extra slim) that work tucked or un-tucked, casual or for work. Service also stocks long sleeve oxford shirts from Gitman Vintage year round which can be found on the brand page here.
Short Sleeve 3D Hawaiian Print Shirt in White.
Short Sleeve Polka Dot Shirt in Navy.
Short Sleeve Madras Plaid in Plum.
Short Sleeve Lightweight Chambray Shirt in Blue.
Short Sleeve Zephyr Oxford in Blue.
NEW YEAR, NEW SHIRTS January 14 2015
Available in-store & online at servicemenswear.com.
INTRODUCING: KATO' BY HIROSHI KATO November 03 2014 1 Comment
Japanese brand KATO' was born in Kyoto in 1999 from a love of vintage clothing. Hiroshi Kato creates pieces with the timeless nature of his favorite vintage items and the intention the garments will evolve with the wearer. Service has introduced three shirts in mid to lightweight flannel, made with Japanese fabrics, a slim fit, and interesting details that are true to Kato's artisan aesthetic. Now available in-store & online at servicemenswear.com.
NEW ARRIVALS: DEUS EX MACHINA September 19 2014
It is always exciting when a brand comes along that makes quality products, are not over-designed & compliment our lifestyle just so. New arrivals from Deus Ex Machina have hit the store and we are proud to say they just keep getting better and better every season. Take a look at our Fall knits, shirts & hats from the notorious moto & surf brand, now available at Service Menswear.
Available in-store & online at servicemenswear.com.
NEW ARRIVALS: NAKED & FAMOUS September 11 2014
Available in-store & online at servicemenswear.com.
NEW ARRIVALS: GANT RUGGER September 02 2014
In addition, we have stocked a handsome, subtle glen check blazer. Slim fit and slightly shorter in length with a natural shoulder, two button closure and double back vent. Suitable for jeans or more formal, a great addition to a Fall wardrobe.
NEW ARRIVALS: RVCA ALEX KNOST & CHRISTIAN FLETCHER August 06 2014
Photo cred: Jeremiah Klein Service has stocked new arrivals from RVCA featuring items from collections designed by Alex Knost & Christian Flecther. Alex Knost is a well known surfer as well as designer and musician and has collaborated on a number of capsule collections for RVCA. Now available online & in-store, Permanent Press Stripe Shirt in Caper Green from Fall 2014 RVCA x Alex Knost.
Christian Fletcher, known as the pioneer of aerial surfing, teamed up with RVCA for some surf-punk inspired pieces. The Fletcher Cardigan is now available from Service in-store & online.
CULTURATA October 31 2012
Take a look at these two beautiful shirts that just arrived from Culturata. As always, made in Italy, using sustainable products and ethical production methods. We love the tailored fit, and simple yet sophisticated look. Now available at Service!
NEW GITMAN VINTAGE September 19 2012
GITMAN VINTAGE May 14 2012
Each season, Gitman Vintage base their designs on line-books from the late 1970's focusing on patterns and fabrics from a specific year and include details from original collections including double track stitching and the original branded label.
Gitman keeps their designs relevant with updated, modern, and slimmer cuts for today's customer. Every piece is made in the USA, and goes through up to 50 steps to manufacture. A process that takes about 80 minutes from beginning to end!
Service is offering short sleeve Gitman Vintage oxfords in subtle polka dots in grey or white and a classic vertical broken stripe pattern.
Gitman Vintage is all about attention to detail with their expert craftsmanship and subtle patterns.