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Hayes Valley's Welcome Stranger is a quintessentially California-cool menswear brand, all made in SF. The store also carries a smattering of other labels, all essentials for the well-rounded man's closet—that elusive creature who knows how to build a campfire, throw a perfect knuckleball, cook a mean steak, and dress stylishly.
If you aspire to be such an individual, or wish to encourage a man friend in that direction, you'd do well to follow Welcome Stranger's Pinterest boards, with info on new products, staff picks, and "behind the scenes" moments. Our favorite is their Men's Style + Influences board, which gives a glimpse into how they get inspired for designing their own collections—and you surely will, too, by way of a red suit, a floral tie, and vintage Paul Newman shots. —Esther Hahn
·Welcome Stranger [Official Site]
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