Staff Gift Guide: Jeff Mao

Get to know: Jeff Mao 1. So, what’s your hometown like? Cupertino? It’s my hometown so I love hate it. The food options are phenomenal but aside from eating, there’s not much else to do. It’s basically the epitome of suburbia. Great place to start a family if you’re worried about things like crime and… Continue reading

Seasons Change: California Fall Athletics & Leisure

Fall Facelift: Welcome Stranger Hayes Valley We’ve restocked your favorites, as well as, added some brand new goods for fall.   Check out our new ‘Fall-Ready’ look at the Welcome Stranger Hayes Valley Location California Fall Athletics & Leisure Collection Prepare for fall with these Welcome Stranger selects, perfectly suited for athletics endeavors or leisurely pursuits.  Bonded… Continue reading

Fair Weather Sunday

  5 Tracks for Fair Weather Sundays The perfect soundtrack for cruising through those Fair Weather Sundays Brand Spotlight: ATF Authentic Textile Fabrics (ATF) – a brand heavily rooted in the “less is more” mentality.  Providing garments that are effortlessly wearable, but at the same time suited for any & all situations you may encounter upon your ‘Fair Weather… Continue reading

Timeless Workwear Revival

1889 & 1901 Carhartt WIP + Chippewa boots | Timeless Workwear Brands Revived in 2016 Carhartt was founded in 1889 by Hamilton Carhartt a man focused on bringing responsibility & integrity back to the business world.  With a focus on doing “the just and honest thing, gainful if possible” Carhartt began producing workwear staples adopted by all varieties of the… Continue reading

Clean Seams & Grown-Up Shells

Design Spotlight | The Shell Jacket The classic Shell Jacket, re-imagined by Welcome Stranger Our minimal take on the sporty Shell Jacket of jock lives past. We’ve abandoned the technical fabrics, for a Japanese alternative – tightly woven crisp cotton fabric, that has been lightly coated with wax.  Dressed up with matte tonal zippers & snaps,… Continue reading

adidas Originals by WINGS+HORNS

Design Inspiration: adidas Originals by WINGS+HORNS Canadian brand WINGS+HORNS has conjoined with adidas Originals for a premium FW16 collection.  The offering calls upon innovative manufacturing, iconic silhouettes, and inspiration from Japanese shadow theory, to present a robust collection of modern garments for sporting man. Blending classic tailoring and elevated sportswear, the latest collaboration from the two brands draws on traditional craftmanship… Continue reading

Packing For: San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco Whether you call The City home, or are just passing through, we’ve compiled a guide to keep you looking sharp throughout our mysterious daily climates changes.  Sunshine & Green Grass The sun is shining and you’ve got a reservation for two on the rolling green hills of Dolores Park.   Here’s… Continue reading

Classic Style Icon: Morrissey

5 Summer Tunes by Morrissey & The Smiths Summer Tunes by Morrissey – a rock rebel & front man for the iconic group The Smiths Effortless Summer Looks Inspired by Morrissey Classic summer style inspiration from Morrissey, the king of “casually cool” looks – cutting his teeth on pairings of colorful free flowing buttons shirts, with… Continue reading

Alite & Welcome Stranger: Explore More

Explore More Pop-up | Alite & Welcome Stranger We’ve teamed up with Alite Designs to bring you the perfect summer exploration pop-up.   All month long we’ve partnered with our neighbors; Alite designs, to bring you an amazing “Explore More” pop-up experience at the Welcome Stranger Elmwood Location.  Born in our own backyard – Alite is comprised of a team of San Fransisco based… Continue reading

The 8 oz Bison Tee

[Product Spotlight] The Overdyed 8 oz Bison Tee A SUPERIOR TEE, THEN AND NOW Inspired by the golden era of sturdy workwear – meshing the standard benefits of an 8oz heavyweight tee with a few modern tailoring elements, and a slimmer yet rigid shape, for the perfect California layering garment.  100% Made in the USA, treated with an individual… Continue reading