by Anna T Fabulous

PEOPLE: The Bold Italic Crew, Broke Ass Stuart

PLACES: The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco

THINGS: The Haberdash, a celebration in menswear

DO THE HABERDASH.  Say what now?  Come on, drop and give me HABERDASH!  Ok, shut up.  Now I really have to exlplain myself.  Ok, so, on Wednesday night, I hopped on over the the Great American Music Hall to check out The Haberdash: A celebration in men’s fashion and style.  The night was presented by The Bold Italic, an incredible hand-picked group of writers who write about their fascinating tales from the local San Francisco scene.  I discovered The Bold Italic through a friend’s Instagram feed about a month ago and have been hooked ever since.  They feature writers, host events and sell magazines and products direct on their site.  They offer creative content and unique merchandise that is all locally developed out of San Francisco.   In short- they’re freaking fabulous.

The Haberdash was held at the Great American Music Hall on O’Farrell St on the edge of the Tenderloin.  The venue was gorgeous: high ceilings, extraordinary chandeliers, and a fabulous balcony level which overlooked the dance floor. The night was emceed by blogger, author and TV Host Broke Ass Stuart, a San Francisco icon.  DJ Omar played in between the live sets of AB & The Sea and LA’s Wildcat! Wildcat!  Did I mention there was also a photobooth done by Snap Yourself, complete with proper lighting, a fierce camera and more props than you can ask for.  There was no shortage of entertainment.

Our emcee, Broke Ass Stuart

The Bold Italic Merch Booth

 AB & The Sea

At 9pm there was a full on fashion show showcasing fabulous local SF labels (ie: Artful Gentleman, Department Seventeen, Self Edge, Bonobos, D Structure, just to name a few).  I have to be honest, I only caught the tail end of the show.  My excuse?  Mini-wardrobe crisis back at home.  That, and I probably could’ve used a slightly stronger sense of evening urgency.  Still, no excuse.

The wonderful Donnie came up and introduced himself to me.  He recognized me and The Social Life via our Instagram. Thank you SO much for saying hi, Donnie.  Means a lot to me and the TSL team .  Follow @justdonniek on Instagram. 

I mingled with the extremely friendly and well dressed crowd.  Everyone was in a great mood and eager to have their photo taken.  The Bold Italic definetly fulfilled their objective of providing a night of fun and fashion.  It was amazing to see such a diverse group all getting their menswear on (especially the straight boys and the girls rocking the ‘stache).

Thanks for having me, Bold Italic.  Looking forward to the next event!