Here’s what you do.
You close your eyes, you take cooling breaths, and you think of somewhere you’d rather be. Like... Austin. Or Abbot Kinney.
Just go with it.
Finally, here’s a Stag to make you happy—it’s a big new outpost of the revered Austin shop known for good, easy clothes and oft-caressed leather stuff, now open in Venice. (See the slideshow right this way.)
Between the brick walls, under the framed Austin art, you’ll find all the flecked Bridge & Burn flannels, RRL denim and Wolverine boots you might need for your next big autumnal beard-off. Or, whatever, a Saturday night by the totem pole at Bigfoot West.
But this is one of those places where you’ll think you’re done, and then you’re just... not.
Hey, look, some Blind Barber aftershave. Done.
That Billykirk briefcase. Want.
Those elegant, LA-made Weiss watches. Yeah. Put your wrist up into one of those.
The pocketknife, the book on underground tattooing and the canvas lunch sack...
Those will all seem pretty reasonable at the time.