Straight West Coast'n

January 24, 2010 @ 00:40:59
First off I'd like to introduce myself, I'm James Cale from detointernational.com. DETO is a racing lifestyle brand that fuses the culture of racing through the form of fashion. We are based out of New Jersey and this post is on my trip to San Fransisco, California.

Here is a pic from our plane ride in.


Any time I travel to somewhere that I haven't been before, I always take notice on the fashion and car culture that an area has. San Fran easily has both without over-doing itself. Here are a few random snaps I took just on the street.

This one threw me off for a sec. I can honestly say that I've never seen this swap done before, and I've seen alot.


Here are some examples of some clean vintage cars just parked on the street. Where I'm from, these types of cars are either tucked away in a garage till summer or neglected beyond recognition.

Super clean Z on the street...


I apologize for this one, I was messing with a wide lens for the first time and my auto-focus was off.


This Volvo stopped me in my tracks..

This murdered out 6 made me think of Ernie's Project 5 Darkness

Where I'm from, you only see these in the woods...


Playing with the wide lens...

While I was in San Francisco, I wanted to visit many of the designers and boutiques I had only seen on blogs. My first stop was at Black Scale, located right in Union Square.


Black Scale is an independent clothing line just like DETO, so I had to stop by and check out their new location.



Once inside, we were greeted by Rubin. He was super cool and was a major help in me navigating my way around town. If you're in the area def check them out.

Black Scale
55 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108


My next stop was Fatlace, but ran into the Ferrari store along the way...


This is as far as I got, till they told me no pictures could be taken in the store smh

Ok, so I finally arrived at Fatlace, located right in Japan town.


The store had a very clean look with a good use of space, considering they had 2 motorcycles on display...


Brandon from Fatlace


If your in the area, check them out:

Fatlace
1630 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94115


Since we were in Japan town, we had to try the sushi and see how it fared against New York...

I ordered my usual, the Philadelphia Roll. It looked like a caterpillar. It was so pretty, i didn't want to touch it.


Ok, that didn't last very long. After the first bite, I wanted to eat the plastic grass too...

Here's a view from the balcony of our room.



My last stop was at Acutech, an authorized dealer for Spoon Sports.


Niki Tam is the owner of Acutech and he couldn't have been more accommodating.


A few pics of the show room.



No Rotas here...


LOL



Here's a few pics of the shop...


Niki told me that they had recently gotten back from a race and all the race cars were still loaded on the truck, except for this beautiful Spoon Integra...


Some of the other cars being serviced...


Super clean Spoon EG


AE86


I caught this clean EG right outside of Autotech...


If you're in the South San Fran area, check these guys out for all your Spoon needs!

Acutech
69 South Linden Ave.
So. San Francisco, CA 94080


The view landing back on the east coast...


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January 24, 2010 @ 00:57:34
That BMW is amazing!
February 07, 2010 @ 14:55:05
Here are a few more random snaps...

Chinatown in SF


HUF SF



The Hundreds SF



Building near Union Square, I had to take a pic because of it's architecture and the lighting.



Some graphitti by Chinatown.


Japantown


A couple of books I ran into in a book store in Japantown

Electra and Wolverine


Akira


Metal Gear Solid


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February 10, 2010 @ 21:21:11
sick post
February 17, 2010 @ 03:30:59
saw your post on vortex a while ago blushing
February 17, 2010 @ 04:41:27
Damn du, you need to work on your photography big time. No hate intended.
February 18, 2010 @ 10:56:17
Damn du, you need to work on your photography big time. No hate intended.


+1 all the pics you took with the wide angle lens came out horrible. I bet you felt like shit when you looked at them.

Cop a sigma 10-20.

all I do is sip espressos and listen to AZ -mrelllis.tumblr.com

February 24, 2010 @ 13:50:01
sweet post!
February 28, 2010 @ 22:57:28
Cool trip and thread.
Pic's make me feel sick though. Literally.
March 03, 2010 @ 11:17:19
thanks for sharing this!
March 03, 2010 @ 13:16:24
Thanks for all the comments fellas. I apologize for the poor photography. I literally just picked up the camera before I left for San Fran. Using a shotty wide lens didn't help any either. I'll be doing a new post of NYC and LA soon. Stay tuned! Check my blog in the mean time. Just did a post on an super clean S15.

www.inonebreath.net www.detointernational.com

March 04, 2010 @ 05:18:56
good stuff
March 23, 2010 @ 03:24:17
SF'S Newest addition INFINITE S.F.
If you're ever back in town stop by INFINITE S.F. at 646 Hyde St. up a couple blocks from our folks at TheHundreds and Invisible Stripes. We just opened this past weekend.
INFINITE S.F.
646 Hyde St.
San Francisco Ca.
March 26, 2010 @ 12:45:58
I actually just read about your store today on The Hundreds. Beautiful store. Will def. make a visit next time.

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