Posts tagged ‘SF CA’

May 26, 2011

Shoes on the J-Church ; SF CA MUNI

by Accidental Bear

My little trip on San Francisco’s J-Church Muni train this afternoon sent me down memory lane. It summed goes like this, high school, black leather motorcycle jacket covered with punk rock stickers, bleached hair/ bangs hanging in face, and converse high-tops covered in art work via my hand and a sharpie, duck tape holding them together, in denial that it was time for them to go. These orange converse pictured was my ticket to this flash back journey.

May 25, 2011

Modern Appealing Clothing Doubles; Ospitals’ New Addition in Dogpatch / SF CA

by Accidental Bear

“We are please to announce the opening of our second shop at 1003 Minnesota St. at 22nd St. Sandwiched between Piccino restaurant and Dig Wine store and bar, we are selling collections from Dries Van Noten, Maison Margiela, Kolor, Comme des Garcons as well as exclusive garments from California designers, Lemon Twist, Dema and Ryan Roberts. In our new shop we carrying items for Hearth and Home, including Heliotrope Skin care, Boulette’s Larder salts and spices, Heath and Rae Dunn ceramics, George pet products as well as a selection of Summer wear from Mollusk and Creative Growth for Everyone.”

Via sfgate

The Yellow Building, a renovated barn at Minnesota and 22nd streets, houses a MAC shop, a cafe, and wine and coffee shops.

Chris and Ben Ospital’s new branch of their Modern Appealing Clothing (MAC) store shares an 1840s stable, painted a very fashion-forward yellow, with Piccino Cafe, Blue Bottle coffee and Dig, the wine store. Collectively, it’s the Yellow Building. The Ospitals answer their phone “Yellow.”

All three businesses manifest an enthusiasm for the handmade (pasta!), the local (Lemon Twist clothing) and the sustainable (organic, biodynamic wines from small, family-owned vineyards in Italy and France). The interior space was purpose-designed for the businesses and features the work of local craftspeople. At MAC, Valerie Gnadt wove a rug and a display tablecloth from Ben Ospital’s old suits and white dress shirts. What might have seemed like an odd grouping made perfect, if only-in-San Francisco, sense.

The Ospital siblings are planning for a twofer, offering made-to-measure clothing from a different designer each month in an area demarcated by photomurals of 17th century French doors from Maison Martin Margiela. The made-to-measure items will be everyday clothing for real people, not the $5,000 suit that “you wear 12 times and then you die,” said Ben Ospital. He envisions the project as providing the perfectly fitted staple, perhaps a Robert Ryan jacket in Italian canvas that gets worn on a night out or to the supermarket for 20 years. The made-to-measure concept emphasizes the craft work that goes into creating clothing and textiles, Ospital said.

1003 Minnesota St. (at 22nd Street)
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

(top photo: Siblings Ben (left) and Chris Ospital, in hand-printed cotton aprons, flank their mother and MAC partner, Jeri, in their store.)

January 25, 2011

1 Homeless, 2 Homeless, 3…. Need a Do good Thing to Do?

by Accidental Bear

You don’t have to talk with or give SPONGE BATHS to the homeless ,but you are needed to count. Unfortunately our homeless problem is out of control. You will need to count real high (more than hands , feet, and body appendages).

City Still Seeking Volunteers to Count the Homeless

berkeley-homeless.jpgThe city’s annual Homeless Count is coming up this week but CBS5 reports today that the project is still short about 150 volunteers. Last year’s census of our city’s vibrant, address-free population counted about 6,500 homeless folks. The population count determines how much money the city will receive from the federal government to help these folks out and the Local Homeless Coordinating Board is looking for Enumerators, Team Leaders, Dispatch Center Volunteers and Data Entry Volunteers. Some of you already make it a personal hobby to note anyone sitting/lying along your route to work, so you’re already qualified. has the volunteer details.

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December 17, 2010

Getting Our History Out of the Closet and Putting on Display

by Accidental Bear


I’m the first to judge and ridicule our gay brothers and sisters ( let that be NYE resolution #1 : Be nicer to my gays). I applaud loudly, to those who put in the effort to get “our” history out, and to take it to gigantic proportions. The GLBT Historical Society has opened its new museum in the Castro with generous help from numerous business sponsors, individual donors and volunteers.

The GLBT Historical Society is marking its 25th anniversary by bringing a new cultural destination to San Francisco’s Castro District. Set to open in November 2010, the society’s GLBT History Museum will showcase the stories of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their communities through dynamic exhibitions and public programs.

Stop in , take a gander. Have one less latte  and donate the money that day. Make a difference, BE PROACTIVE.  I won’t tell anyone, that you actually care. It will be our little secret.

December 13, 2010

Lets go for a Walk: The Mission, Where Gay is not as Obvious

by Accidental Bear
All photos by Mike Enders

Hop, skip or a jump away The Mission is always a colorful, interesting, sketchy and yummy good time. Walking down Valencia I had a thought, ” Im in the Mission, but can’t find the Mission.” Art stores, vintage stores, a bazillion hole in the wall and a handful ( yet multiplying exponentially), Indian Food, Greek Food, Hipster food, vegan food, Korean Take-out, etc etc. I am totally NOT against any of these places, just observing. American Apparel was suppose to go in down the street, but there was massive protest and petition signing by mission ” sruffies” ( that applies to boys and girls), that they were not allowed to open. Such neighborhood pride for most that have lived in Mission about 6 months probably. I live in Mission and LOVE it, at the same time welcome stores in. I would draw the line if a BK of McWhatevers where trying to open on Valencia.

One block over  sits Mission Street itself. You canlt help but to feel the hustle ( and smell it too). 99 cent stores galore, corners smothered with produce pushers and ice cream cart sales men, tranny hookers, supremely unattractive hookers, junkies, hipsters with bad posture carrying paper drawing pads and a frown, store fronts stocked with everything tacky and sexy teen jeans squeezed into half mannequins polluting the street so I have to weave back and worth. I stand out, for lack of hustle.

Mission gays and visiting from Castro gays don’t stand out so much, unless they are well dressed and look to have money. The straight men in the area are either dressed in mexican-western country gear or high water skinny jeans, greasy hair, mixed matched sox, a mustache, bike lock in back pocket, ironic tatoo on neck, (saying , I’ll never work for ‘the man’ “, buddy holly glasses ( with tape means you’re extra cool, ’cause you’re poor) and a Molly Ringwald looking awkward girl wraped on his arm. You must turn up your gay filter in order to see our own kind. Which is kind of refreshing , I leave my filter turned off. The ” GAY” of the Castro can wear a man out. I find myself pulled into a colorful eatery. Im starving. I order myself a Mojado Burrito, it said in parenthesis ,  the big one. Yes, thats what i wanted the big one.

Also, not a virgin wall seems to escape graffiti!

December 11, 2010

Pic of the Day

by Accidental Bear

The Mikes

The Mikes

Accidental Bear and his man friend, lover, LTR, partner , best friend & Golden Gate Bridge!

December 11, 2010

Conner Habib : Porn Makers #6

by Accidental Bear

December 3, 2010


by Accidental Bear

BEARCUDA is taking over the world. Watch your ass ( doh!)

On the main floor they’re kicking off the music at 9pm with PAPA TONY from ZooSF. Then LIVE at 11:30pm it’s a live performance by Robot Bomb Shelter! The DJ headliner for the evening is JASON KENDIG who is a part of the DJ collective Honey Soundsystem. Jason will be spinning from 12:30am-3am.

Upstairs, the pups are taking over as Bearracuda has their first Puppy Pile! Expect lots of nuzzling, gentle barks and leg humps in the pup area. On the other side of the bar, WASTED SANTA is back and drunker than ever. Tell Santa what you want for Xmas while fending off his strong and seasoned hands.

WOW! Quite a lot of bang for your buck at Bearracuda this Saturday. It’s just $6 before 10pm and $8 after at Club 8.

December 3, 2010

I love a Good Mystery San Fracisco:

by Accidental Bear

Mens Experimental Concept Store

I’ve seen some buzzzz around the internet about this pop up, concsept store and I am now on full alert , CODE RED. I could’nt dig up much information but from who I know is behind this project , it’s worth keeping on your radar!

NICE_Collective___MSU (Mobile Supply Unit)
mens experimental concept store
opens 12/11/10 ___ closes 9/10/11
2111 Market Street SF, CA

December 3, 2010

Style Education: Bow Ties

by Accidental Bear

I all of the sudden want a bow tie!

Miguel from Sui GENERIS says:    

There are three main categories of bow ties: The pre-tied, the clip-on and the self-tie.

Pre-tied: Just as it sounds, this type of bow tie is easily accessible to all desiring to expand their fashion repertoire with just the fastening of a clip.

Clip-on: style of bow tie in which the bow is already made and is tied around the collar with a metal clip. Like the pre-tied, this style allows even the most inexperienced to dawn the bow tie.

Self-tie: Here is where the true finesse comes in. Consisting of a single strip of cloth that one must use proper technique to tie. The following two main styles provide the wearer with some options when selecting their bow tie.

  • Batwing- bow tie with cricket-bat shaped “blades.” The wing ends are either straight-end or pointed-end.

  • Hourglass/Butterfly: bow tie with thistle-shaped blades that create flared, slightly curved wings which like the batwing, are either straight or pointed.

Come visit Sui GENERIS to peruse our selection and find the style that suits what you’re looking for.

415 437 2265

2265 Market St., San Francisco, CA, 94114
Mon – Thurs: 12:00 pm 7:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am 8:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am 7:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am 5:00 pm


November 28, 2010

Unaffected Rainy Day Fun: Academy of Science

by Accidental Bear

November 23, 2010 – January 2, 2011
Enjoy extended hours on November 26 through November 28 when the Academy will remain open until 6:00 pm.
’Tis the Season

The California Academy of Sciences celebrates the holiday season with a scientific twist.


(photos by Mike Enders)

November 26, 2010

Black Friday: The Good, Bad and the Ugly.

by Accidental Bear

(photos by Mike Enders)

November 18, 2010

All Eyes on : SUI GENERIS Consignment Boutique

by Accidental Bear

My gift to you this holiday season is giving you a map leading you to SUI GENERIS on Market Street in San Francisco, CA. Classic styles done with ease! The store has amazing decor ( Its what you may try to do at your own apartment but fail , but these two nail it. Bravo!). My eyes dart from the walls to the racks to the animal skin rugs , all my senses being pleased.

I had a conversation with Miguel (owner) the other day and he said “… that yes, we carry L, XL, and sometimes XXL and they always can ask for assistance.. we love to do that ” . He mentioned that since I would be representing and marketing to the Accidental bears, that SUI GENERIS has your backs ( and covers them too.)

Owners Miguel and Gabriel have spent their entire life around clothes, and they have hands-on entrepreneurial experience in retail sales and merchandising going back to 1994.

Miguel and Gabriel a graduated Industrial Engineer and a Photographer respectively, they share a passion for fashion and style and after few months of knowing each other they started buying and selling garments  in Mexico in 1994. They opened their first store in 1995, and they opened a second location in 1997, running a very successful line of clothes and a Boutique for 4 years called IRALA MODA located in Guadalajara, Mexico where they created a style of their own. Their Boutique was frequently visited for local and national friends and celebrities like Mexican top Designers Julia and Renata Franco as well as rock band members from MANA and Azul Violeta and singers likeAlejandra Guzman and Eli Guerra …they were some of the many clientele they had.

Sui GENERIS has a strong relationships with other high-end designer, fashion salesmen, clients, and consigners in downtown San Francisco’s fashionable Union Square shopping district and through these relationships they are able to continually acquire new and second-hand designer fashion and accessories that are in excellent condition.  We would like to welcome you to our Boutique!

Vintage, New & Designer Consignment Boutique

2265 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114



November 14, 2010

Masculine Clothes for Smart & Sexy Men : UNIONMADE SF,CA

by Accidental Bear

Knock knock! Hi, its me Christmas and I am right around the corner. I live above the glorious Dolores Park ( jealous much?) and I am fortunate enough to walk by UNIONMADE clothing on 493 Sanchez Street daily. I usually stop and gaze, at the amazing collection of rugged smart street wear displayed in windows, like a child blankly staring into a candy shop window , wanting everything I see. Actually 2 of everything! And of course EVERYTHING looks better with a beard!

So, if you were to have one splurge on yourself this holiday season , make it at UNIONMADE. You will be very pleased! Not to mention the hunky , ever so easy on the eyes, owner Todd Barket is usually bopping around tinkering with things. Worth the trip alone.

Feliz Navidad


493 Sanchez Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

Monday through Friday 12-7
Saturday 11-7
Sunday 12-6

PHONE: 415-861-3373

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