Well, it’s not great to think that somebody is holding a present my parents gave to me, but it’s also a little silly to get myself worked up over some glass and steel and wire. Not good by any means, but not a tragedy.
I don’t actually know you and I don’t know if you stole my iPad for your own purposes or to fence or whatever, but there are a few things that I think I know about you. I think you’re probably not in as comfortable a position in life as I am, that you probably didn’t have the same upbringing that I did, and maybe you have had a couple of tough licks that you’ve had to grin and bear.
I wouldn’t exactly say that I forgive you, but I think there’s something missing and you’re trying to find it; in things and clothes and whatever. Maybe you’re a kleptomaniac or maybe you’re just hard off and saw my iPad as a quick couple hundreds of bucks. Conjecture is pretty pointless, but if I had to guess, I’d venture that in the grand scheme of things, I’ve had an easier life than you have, I’ve had more people supporting me, emotionally and financially, and that’s why you steal and I don’t.
The police have been dispatched and I’m going to help them in any way I can to have you arrested because, regardless of whatever circumstances you’re in or whatever hard time you’ve had, you’re a criminal. I’ve never met a person who wants to be a criminal and I really wouldn’t like to make you one, but we’re both already past that point, right? I know your friend has some scars, I know you have a tattoo of some lipmarks on your neck, and I know that I’m going to make sure that every merchant I know in San Francisco knows about you two. That’s just kind of how things have to be.
Whether or not that iPad makes any difference in your life, I really hope you start thinking about what you want and why you stole it. In the long run, it doesn’t even matter that you stole it from me, but it says something about you and I hope you find some way for your actions to say better things about you.
Just had a customer come in and hang out for literally an hour. No talk about clothes, but plenty of talk about boys, girls, being terrible at planning, working on our flaws, moving, South Africa, recording studios, income, Prince, Michael Jackson, dancing to Prince and Michael Jackson, settling down, settling, what makes good company, families making us who we are, getting old, not knowing what a “career” is anymore.
Come in to my store. I bet you and I will have a good time.
Maybe it’s just because we’re Romantics at heart, but we think one of the best parts of any look is when you walk away. The figure you cut, the impression you leave, the fact that if you catch someone’s eye, they have to run after you…it makes everything feel a little more dramatic, a little more cinematic, a little more bad-ass. In that vein, we think there are a few pieces that you guys might have neglected because you didn’t take a chance to check out what’s going on in the back.
Bright blue color and incredibly light silk would have been enough to make this tank a must-have for summer, but the dramatic draped back will have everybody making a double-take when you walk past them in Dolores Park. The bottom of the tank actually “tunnels” through a slit in the top, creating a beautiful drape as well as leaving two artfully placed cut-outs on each side.
Sure, you can admire the texture and great hand finishing on this waxed jacket from the front, but the large back panel lets you see just how unique the coating is without any pockets or zippers or buttons to distract you. And if you look closely, you can also make out the stitching that connects the inner back carry strap—all because you took the time to turn this jacket around!
From the front, this lightweight jacket looks like a pretty straightforward piece, but when you noticed the Western-style welted pockets, you know that Soonjin Park has loaded up her design with a little something extra. Turn it around and—voilà! A sassy and incredibly fun fringe along the back and arms adds a little extra. Western influences, 20’s influences, and military influences all collide in a jacket you’ll want to wear all summer long.
These definitely aren’t your dads old corduroys. We think the safety orange coloring might have tipped you off. But what we really love are the signature P.A.M. pockets. Long-time fans will recognize these immediately as a classic detail that echoes to sagged jeans on skaters, but reconfigured to be a totally cool, totally unique design. For the more timid amongst you, don’t forget that these guys are also available in a classic tan, too.
So the next time you stop by Acrimony or ACRE/SF, please, please, please we beg you to take an extra second and peek at the back. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Mother’s Day is approaching, so it’s time to truly honor all the wonderful mothers out there. And from what we hear, being a mom isn’t always easy—there’s little to no time for getting dressed or putting on make-up, researching the latest trends, or engaging in retail therapy. However, there are plenty of moms who look seriously stylish, despite having slept 3 hours, endured an entire morning with a fussy baby, and spent 10 minutes getting ready. How do they do it? In need of some answers, we decided to interview a couple of our favorite customers demanding they divulge their secrets to being so chic.