This past week got to visit the Derby Store on Haight, two days after its opening day on Friday, November 23rd.
The Derby jackets are known and remembered fondly to local San Franciscans, it is a clothing staple in linear style aesthetics to the Bay Area clothing pioneer Ben Davis is, which was established also in San Francisco in 1935. Derby went off production for some years (…decades) and now it is back to production and in the hands of CEO Victor Suarez.
Derby SF started selling jackets earlier this year online only and as of today they are currently sold out/out of stock via the website. To get on their newsletter for updates +check out the fine ranfla on that page: join the list
I asked Jeff what’s the story with the wallpaper (which is the same pattern as the jacket’s liner), he told me that it was a specific style made exclusively for local Victorian houses +it has been around for more many, many years. Crazy cool.
Last week they teased on their fb page with their Warriors-inspired hat. That was my first question upon entering the store, but they don’t yet have it. “It will be posted on the FB page, so be on the lookout” Jeff said. The local-inspired Bay Area sport hats are pretty rad.
While I was taking some fotos +trying not to spill my coffee, there was plenty of talk between the guys reminiscing wearing the jackets as kids more than a few decades ago, Riordan, the excelsior, candlestick and Bay Area sports.
The San Francisco cable cars inside their retail store used as counter top furniture pieces are original city trains. Once used extensively by Knotts Berry Farm in Southern California (Buena Park/Orange County), these trolley cars have made their way back home to the Bay Area +into the Derby store,
polished and shiny as new.
Below is their promotional video directed by Dylan Maddux.
Shop local, and thanks Derby for the eye candy in the promos.
All the photos above were shot with my Lumix LX5.
/As my entire blog, this post is unfiltered y not-sponsored.