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We're pleased to say that Jack/Knife, a little-known brand making custom wares out of San Francisco in small production runs, is more accessible now thanks to its newly opened online store.

The Jack/Knife team, a trio of very able makers, share a focused aesthetic that has garnered a following from denim enthusiasts and quality-seekers, or anyone who has a soft spot for old world production techniques and the detail and craftsmanship that go along with such a commitment.

Among the label’s current ready-to-wear offerings is this handsome Barn Coat made of deadstock duck canvas from South Carolina’s Graniteville Mill. From its design and fabric cutting, to the hand-hammered copper rivets and clean single-needle lockstitch construction, every aspect of the Barn Coat production is completed in Jack/Knife’s San Francisco workshop. 

Visit Jack/Knife to view the entire collection. The Barn Coat can be yours for $350.

Needles and Pens, opened in June of 2003 by founders Andrew Martin Scott and Breezy Culbertson, has accomplished a lot in the last ten years. As it curated 85 exhibits featuring artists all over the world, published half a dozen books, hosted musical performances, and sold some nifty stuff, the San Francisco based art space/shop established itself as a community hub for artists. To celebrate this success, Needles and Pens hosts an anniversary show at The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco. The opening reception for the show is May 10, 6-9:30pm, includes work from 66 unique artists, as well as musical performances by Tara Jane O'Neil, Strawberry Smog, and WR/DS.

The show will be running until June 8, so make sure to stop by and celebrate a decade of Needle and Pens.