Mr. Marina 2013's guide to the 'hood he calls home
THE BLUES JEAN BAR
I've bought a few pairs of jeans from here and it's always a great experience. I kind of don't like how all of the jeans are behind the bar and you have to ask for them, but I also kind of like it too. Many hot girls work there, so you're not shopping by yourself and you get a great female opinion when you try your jeans on. They give you great recommendations on fit and style, and they will tell you how to care for your jeans and whether or not you should have them tailored.
1827 Union, SF. (415) 346-4280, www.thebluesjeansbar.com
This shop is one I just discovered that sells both women's and men's clothes. They had a great selection of slim-fitting jeans and blazers. They had a cool leather jacket I liked. This is the place to go if you're looking for a nice outfit for date night with a pretty young lady.
1969 Union, SF. (415) 447-0447, www.highsocietybrand.com
This is for the ladies! I like the style of the women that like shopping here. Every time I walk by there are a lot of good-looking girls in there. The music they have jamming is awesome, the ladies working there are gorgeous, and the clothes are awesome (in this man's opinion!) I like the material they use for their clothes, very light and breathable; at least it looks like it is. I loved the camo pants, the flowing dresses, and the printed shirts.
2085 Chestnut, SF. (415) 292-7754, www.brandymelvilleusa.com
EYE HEART SF "POP DOWN SHOP"
"They have awesome clothes for Sunday Fundays"
This is your go-to spot for gear that is meant to be worn when partying! This brand was born in San Francisco and the guys behind it take pride in representing this great city. They have awesome clothes for Sunday Fundays (tanks!), holidays (special gear for St. Patty's, Cinco de Mayo, etc.), sporting events (Giants, Warriors, Niners), and for music festivals (break out your JammyPacks). This should be one of the first places to shop at when you're going to be out in the sun having a great time.
1980 Union, SF. www.eyeheartsfshop.com