First off I'd like to introduce myself, I'm James Cale from detointernational.com
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.
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
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:
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...
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
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!
69 South Linden Ave.
So. San Francisco, CA 94080
The view landing back on the east coast...