SECRET FORTS » todd barket A COLLECTION OF GOOD THINGS Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:23:46 +0000 en hourly 1 THE FALL THREE : TODD BARKET, UNIONMADE. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:03:06 +0000 mrforts Continue reading ]]>
I met Todd a few years back on the opening day of a little shop on Sanchez street in San Francisco called UNIONMADE. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Since then, Todd and co. have been busy steadily growing from their original address on Sanchez south to Brentwood Country Mart in LA as well as opening the excellent women’s shop Mill Mercantile closer to home in SF. Happy to count Todd a friend and happy to present his Fall Three again this year.

1) 1. The Riems Marron Loafer from Paraboot : I haven’t worn a pair of Paraboots since the 1980′s. We started carrying them again. I got a pair and I love them. We just got the loafer in and I think it’s the perfect shoe for Fall. It looks great with everything and it’s a cool take on the loafer.

2) The Sea Ranch Lodge : We just shot our Fall indigo campaign in this modernist coastal retreat. It’s 165 miles from San Francisco, and is a 10 mile stretch of land on the coast that has an amazing collection of modern houses that blend into the scenery. It’s the perfect place to spend the last of the warm Fall days.

3) 45 RPM Cord Blazer : I always love everything at 45 RPM. The quality is always amazing and I always think of their pieces as a keepsakes. I love cord and it’s the perfect piece for a West Coast Fall. You can wear it as a jacket all winter long.

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THE FALL THREE : TODD BARKET, UNIONMADE. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 14:55:07 +0000 mrforts Continue reading ]]>
Todd Barket. Long time friend of Secret Forts. Of THE always wonderful and ever-evolving Unionmade and most recently, Mill Mercantile. All around great guy and certainly one of the hardest working guys in #menswear. Happy to have Todd contribute again this year. Here’s Todd’s Fall Three.

1) The new Bergdorf Goodman Window Book by Assouline: This is the best book because it catalogs all the Bergdorf Goodman windows by idea. It’s amazing to see everything in one place and a great design resource. They are the last of the department stores that actually do full window displays.

2) Lunch at Bar Tartine: Bar Tartine here in SF, sister to Tartine Bakery, has been working hard to get their new bread ovens from France installed and are now offering lunch service. The menu is different from the bakery. The chef has fused Japanese, French and Hungarian. The open face sandwiches are amazing. It’s luxurious to break away in the afternoon to have a quiet lunch.

3) Kapital Wool Scarves: I love scarves and since I live in San Francisco I can wear them year round. We just got Kapital from Japan at the stotre. It’s my favorite denim line and they make the best scarves hands down. I always pick one up when I’m in Tokyo. I love the bandanna print scarf that we have. They are amazing keepsakes and I know I’ll have them for years to come.
Thanks Todd.

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The Fall Three : Todd Barket, UNIONMADE. Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:02:41 +0000 mrforts Continue reading ]]>
You may have heard of a little shop called UNIONMADE. Having opened two years ago this November on Sanchez street in my old neck of the woods, San Francisco, UNIONMADE has since opened in LA, expanded their flagship store in San Fran and continually prove to be one of (if not the) finest men’s shop in the country. Here, shop owner and good friend of Secret Forts, Todd Barket takes a minute to jot down a few things that’s got him ready for Fall.

1)UNIONMADE Indigo- a collaboration of pieces we did with our favorite companies.

2) La Maison- The new book by Koto Bolofo that documents the making of Hermes accessories.

3)The Slant: Shame Issue- Our former broad sheet for the store that our friend Mac Folkes created that has gone to a whole new place!!
*Check out UNIONMADE’s blog post on The Slant HERE

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The Fall Three: Todd Barket, UNIONMADE, SF,CA. Tue, 14 Sep 2010 16:17:00 +0000 mrforts

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