This is not the store for guys who live in jeans and T-shirts. It's a men's boutique for adventurous dressers and fashion followers (more L'Uomo than GQ) with disposable income to spend. Luckily, San Francisco has never been short on those. The white-walled shop is clean and modernist, with black and white photos of the current collections posted along the wall. The racks are draped with over 30 Japanese, Italian, German and American designers, many of whom are exclusive to the Archive in the Bay Area. That translates to finds like asymmetrical button-downs and crinkled leather jackets by Boris Bidjan Saberi, white calf-leather sneaker boots by Song for the Mute, luminescent parkas by Devoa, and charred acetate eyewear with mirrored lenses by Kuboraum. But the real specialty here is leather. Moto jackets, coats, and luxe hoodies come in reindeer hide, vegetable-tanned buck, crinkled lambskin, calf, and more.
|Venue name:||The Archive||Contact:|
317 Sutter St
|Cross street:||between Grant Ave and Stockton Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10:30am–6:30pm|
|Transport:||Bus 2, 3, 8AX, 8BX, 8X, 30, 45, 76X, 81X, 91/cable car Powell-Hyde, cable car Powell-Mason|