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When Paige Mycoskie ran into sourcing issues in her constant search for her perfect vintage tees, she decided to make her own. The artist and avid surfer launched Aviator Nation in 2007, after studying the clothing production process in the '60s and '70s. Using similar methods at its LA-based factory, the brand makes collections of authentically produced vintage shirts, shorts, hoodies, and sweaters. There are already three Aviator Nation stores around Los Angeles, and, by the end of March, there will be a San Francisco location at 1501 Haight Street in the Upper Haight.
The brand tells Racked that the expected opening date is around March 19th or 20th, but we'll keep you updated as the time nears. Until then, start building a mental shopping list from browsing around the Aviator Nation website.