Fashion

Flat-front, slim-fit chino shorts: as formal as they come

If you’re going to tuck your shirt in or wear more formal shoes like loafers, just wear long pants

It’s almost illegal not to wear shorts in San Diego. Unfortunately, most guys do not pull them off well. Preserve your style by wearing shorts that fit perfectly, are in a conservative color, and are ...

Wear bright pink octopus leggings from Society6 for yoga, climbing, and comfort

“They’re like tattoos that you can switch out.”

Strolling down the sunny streets of South Park on a Saturday afternoon, I came across a young woman with brightly colored leggings that caught my eye. Jessica Roque, a lead software engineer, was making her ...

Class up your torso with a Polo shirt

Fit is the most important factor determining how good your shirt will look

As monsoon season draws to a close, San Diego men are reverting to their natural attire: board shorts and beer tees. There’s a better alternative: the polo shirt. Polo shirts are an easy way for ...

Mix vintage and contemporary brands from Bonita’s The Spare Room, Tijuana’s Matiz, Hillcrest’s Flashbacks, and beyond

“One day, I’ll be a girl from the 70s and another day from the 90s.”

Saturday afternoon, I saw Samantha walking by Balboa Park’s Organ Pavillion, wearing the coolest looking top I had ever seen. The blouse’s funky print reminded me of something you’d see in a ‘70s fashion magazine. ...

Keep cool and feel accomplished while working out with a higher-end Lululemon outfit at Belle + Barre

Or go with more affordable options from Old Navy and Target to get more

Week after week, people pour in and out of their favorite fitness classes, myself occasionally included. I’ve noticed fitness classes becoming a new kind of runway, where you can flaunt your style while you sweat ...

Rainy day ensemble from Target and Ragstock keeps Veronica warm and dry

Calm, cozy, and collected

Seems as though not everyone was prepared for the rain this season. I’ve seen a lot of sunny-day flip flops and tank tops being worn in defiance of the weather gods. I don’t like it ...

How to tie a bow tie

Advice from the Guinness World Record holder

The Pass, the Under, the Wings, the Flop, the Hole, the Prep, the Stuff, and the Cinch. That’s all you’ve got to learn if you wanna tie a bow tie in front of other people ...

The vice of Sneakerheads

And the virtue of Goodwill

Dear Hipster: What is the deal with hipsters and expensive sneakers? — Sam Can’t fault the hipsters on this one, bruh. I’ll give you a pass, because the average 21st-century hypebeast, for whom exorbitantly priced ...

Wolves have a clear advantage over bears

T-shirts are the measure

Dear Hipster: I have been pondering animals of late. Specifically, I have had large, predatory mammals on my mind. Mostly, I have been thinking about bears and the many ways in which they are probably ...

Winter — the chance to grow a luxurious beard

Even San Diego allows for cool fashion

Dear Hipster: What is the best place to be a hipster during the wintertime? Is it a Colorado resort? The desert? Alaska? Florida? Whatever the place — why? — Dana, City Heights Hipsters love certain ...

Favorite thrift-shop spots

Bitten by the bargain bug

Eve Kelly comes from a sturdy stock of thrift shoppers and upcyclers. As a child, I had two brand-new items: a dress for my confirmation and a pair of church shoes. Everything else was a ...

Got to get to the fashion first

I could imagine a star wearing them

Twenty-five-year-old Maurice DJ Ayodam is wearing a white tank top, a midnight-blue velour Adidas track suit, and a custom Breitling watch — custom because he took it to a jeweler and had the face ringed ...

The chola look comes out at Chicano Park Day

The pompadour, the feathered look, the copete in photos at Mesheeka on Logan Ave.

“I seen about 15 to 20 [cholas] in the park that day,” said Jesse Amaro, after he posted a photo of four girls wearing men-fitted khaki pants walk past him, “you don’t see the chola ...

Boot up for snow-play

My California-born hubby has never even owned a pair of winter boots.

Snow fever, it comes regularly to this East Coast transplant. The relatives back there chuckle at me when I mention “going to the snow” — those poor folks don’t have the luxury of escaping it ...

New year, new hairstyle

“But what ’do should I do?”

“It’s a new year, I need a new ’do,” I told Patrick. “A new what?” He looked up from his book. “A new ’do, doofus. You know, a hairdo.” “Well,” his eyes got that sexy ...