I just stopped by Beckett & Robb today and have to congratulate them on what they’ve got going on. An inviting shop helmed by Derek and Dustin who couldn’t be nicer guys, and a large selection of the world’s finest fabrics (Loro Piana, Huddersfield, Barberis, Tollegno, etc.) that can be transformed into beautifully-crafted suiting in their Portuguese production facilities.

Bay Area folks looking for great company and a go-to for some affordable, high-quality MTM should definitely come by this Thursday’s meet-up.

See y’all there!   


Just a reminder: Style Forum meet up at Beckett & Robb San Francisco, Thursday April 4th.  Details are on Style Forum

All are welcome.


Buttero SS14 Pitti Preview

It’s always a pleasure to meet my friends from Buttero to catch up with their latest developments. This time around, Luca and Massimiliano showed me around the SS14 collection, which besides evolutions on trademark classics such as the Tanino low and high-top, featured an array of new models. Introducing a new type of thicker rubber sole for the boat shoes and chukkas, along with new sneaker models and slippers, the result is a well balanced selection of casual/polished alternatives always maintaining that unique Buttero feel. New materials such as linen were used for the Taninos, while braided leather and supple suede were chosen for slippers, high-tops and chelsea boots. The latter by the way, are already on my wish list…


A mixture of tweed, cordoroy and suede. A few great elements of men’s clothing, paired with, well…the elements. Come visit us in Carmel to experience it for yourself.