Northern Grade San Francisco 2013
The traveling menswear pop-up hit San Francisco this past weekend and Nothing Major was on the scene.
Photos by Sylvia Krzysztofek
Northern Grade, the traveling menswear-leaning pop-up market brought to you by Pierrepont Hicks, had its fourth stop of the year in San Francisco at 111 Minna this past weekend. Northern Grade is all about celebrating U.S.-made products from local brands as well as introducing young labels from other regions. This weekend's market was a nice place to touch and buy quality pieces, talk shop with the makers and designers and have a beer or two (Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin' to be specific). There was a lot of great stuff, nice people, and excellent vibes. Some things that stuck out:
Tellason Denim – Denim. Made in SF. A few cuts offered in a few weights.
Black Sheep Postal Service – Give them the names and addresses and they make, screen, and stamp the cards and then mail them for you and boom, you’re awesome.
Richer Poorer Inc. – Combed cotton socks offered in fun patterns. Free match books, too!
Taylor Stitch – Taylor's telegraph jackets were a good take on a very wearable blazer.
Triple Aught Design – Geeked-out, military tech gear. Triple Aught had an LED flashlight that illuminated a square-shaped light.
Drift Eyewear – Turns out Drift is based in the same neighborhood in Chicago as Nothing Major. These guys are hand making eyewear with vegetable-based acetate and mixing materials like salvaged barn wood. Classic shapes. Well fitting.
We would like to run through the best of every brand represented at Northern Grade, but we might lose your attention! Check the list online.
With props to supporters of quality over quantity, Northern Grade pop-up market may be coming to a town near you, including Chicago this October 19-20...see you there.