The Day Dad Deserves

The Gifts Dad Deserves BROTHER’S LEATHER SUPPLY THE SHERIFF WALLET $30 | GREAT BEAR WAX CO 6OZ CANDLE WOODEN $15 | FOXWARE CERAMICS COASTER SET $40 | A QUESTION OF EAGLES MEDIUM CARVED HORIZON PLANTER $56 | BOOK STORE WOODY ALLEN BOOK $40 | NORDEN OJAI CANDLE $45 | HASAMI LARGE MUG CUP $20 Father’s Day Weekend | In-store Promo Waited until the… Continue reading

Classic Style Icon: John Baldessari

John Baldessari John Baldessari is globally known as “the West Coast father of Conceptual Art” John Anthony Baldessari was originally born in National City, California, making his way through the greater San Diego school system, before eventually ending up at San Diego State College. John has worked across all mediums, including; printmaking, film, video, installation, sculpture and photography…. Continue reading

Get Out of Town

5 Tracks for the Road Ahead Plug in, and take off Well Traveled Collection Explorer Approved Staples by Welcome Stranger BINCHOTAN CHARCOAL TOOTHBRUSH $8 | MALIN + GOETZ HAIR POMADE $22 | EPOKHE XOA SUNGLASSES $180 | BALSEM DEODORANT $20 | NORSE PROJECTS BJARKI BLEND $20 | BIXBY BRAND CARSON FINE TOOTH COMB $24 | CHIPPEWA 6″ SERVICE BOOT $290 | MALIN +… Continue reading

Tradesman by Day, Craftsman by Night

WS Workwear Collection | for the true craftsman in all of us Measure twice, cut once – wise words to live by.  If you apply this same careful consideration in craft to all aspects of your daily life, then this is the collection for you; sir true craftsman CHIPPEWA 6″ SERVICE BOOT $290 | WS OVERDYED STRETCH CHINO $165 | HOMECORE… Continue reading

Athleisure | Life Après Le Sport

Life Après Le Sport Oh Athleisure, yet another here-today-gone-tomorrow buzzword – or is it?  Our interpretation of “Athleisure” focuses on a style a bit different then most. We’ve chosen a lens that centers more so on the timeless wardrobe of the sporting man, with a focus primarily on the crucial transition from sport to everyday life.    ‘Après Le Sport’ or ‘After Sport’… Continue reading

Friday Reset | Starting Fresh

5 Tracks to Ease Away The Day Workweek complete!  Now kick off those loafers, pour a cold one, & dive in  – Press play & read onward In-Store Spotlight: Marley Natural From responsibly crafted wooden smokewear, to positive energy laden grooming essentials, Marley Natural provides everything you need for a quick mindset refresh.   Marley Natural Products are only available… Continue reading

The Plight of the Working Traveler

5 Tracks for Runway Delays The perfect soundtrack for an unexpected hold on the tarmac  – Press play & read onward Outfitted to Outsmart the Elements Work wear inspired, traveler desired – a look mastered to outsmart the elements [Look Features] 8oz Bison Tee | Stretch Chinos | Shelter Jacket | Derek Sneakers Road Map: Work & Play in Palm Springs Clients, Creatives,… Continue reading

El Niño: Return of The Mac

It finally rained. The drought was over forever and the lines for hearty soups and seasonal lattes stretched for miles along slippery San Franciscan sidewalks. Books were cracked, hot toddies mixologized, and Instagram drowned under a deluge of #rain posts. But to be honest, here at WS, we were just stoked for a good excuse… Continue reading

An Abridged History: Chinos

India, 1846: British Army uniforms must evolve to fit the conditions of modern warfare. The fits are too tight and the bright colors are turning soldiers into walking targets. To meet these challenges, military personnel develop a new paradigm of uniform design, inspired by the local wardrobe.   Call it “proto-camo”. Relaxed, tapered pants built… Continue reading

Caution: Men At Work

Carhartt Work In Progress (WIP) has landed at Welcome Stranger. Let’s take a moment to dive into the history of the brand. Carhartt was introduced to the world in 1889. The company got its start manufacturing super tough apparel to outfit the hard-working men in their hometown of Detroit. The Motor City’s manufacturing boom created… Continue reading