Wondering what AB Fits is doing Denim Bruin? Take a look deeper into limited edition items, food and drink and tricks we may have up our sleeves.
AB Fits Exclusives
When we found out that Denim Bruin was coming back, we knew we wanted make this year something special, something different. We nudged our vendors to create something new or unique just for Denim Bruin, and of course, we didn’t want to get left out. Check out what collaborations will be released for DB 17’.
Just down the street from our shop, a quaint bespoke men’s and women’s clothing and shoes has been working with us for years now. Your garment can materialize from an idea into an article of clothing just for you. We have partnered with them many times to make the classic baker boy hat. We will be getting four new hats, of course, one in our BLK/BLK denim from our latest run of 1195 jeans. And there is more, the Buckin’ Bruin Coat, inspired from a chore coat. The lightweight twill fabric has a rich earthy hue. To make an old-fashioned coat new, we added some design factors to keep it fresh.
Located in the Richmond District of San Francisco, a small hat shop has been producing straw and felt hats since 1918. Since our first hat in 2013, our model has improved with each run. The idea, an everyday hat ready for anything life throws at you. We have two new colors of lightweight 100% beaver fur felts. The fur fiber is soft to touch, but has the strength the hold shape and personality. When travelling feel free to collapse it in your suitcase with destroying the shape. When its raining, throw this hat on the protect you from the element. Even when it’s hot, a protective layer will prevent perspiration for discoloring the hat.
We are excited to announce we are producing more! With a new addition to our team, the creativity is flooding our basement with projects. Our blue or black denim tote bags with soft leather handles is a perfect size for a laptop and a few other goodies. Our favorite addition has got to be the Ring Pin belt. Made from many different leathers, hardware, widths and length, each belt is custom to each customer. A quick fitting and a few hole punches and you are on your way.
Food & Drink
Food by Staffan Terje from Perbacco
For the six years we have been hosting a night of Denim Bruin and Perbacco has continued to serve up delicious bites. This upscale Piedmont-influenced Italian restaurant is located in San Francisco’s Financial District. With close ties to Howard and AB Fits, the chef/owner Staffan Terje will always be our first choice for Denim Bruin food. He loves to surprise us all with his traditional flavors with a modern attitude.
Beer from Fort Point Brewery
While waiting for another snack to come around, hydrate with some delicious donated beer from Fort Point Brewery. Founded in 2014, in one of San Francisco’s most stunning neighbors, the Presidio. The brewery is located in a historic building formerly used by the Army. Fort Point has quickly became one of our cities most known beers. They create balance between creativity and tradition.
Cocktails by Caitlin Clark
A neighborhood friend will be bartending for this years’ Denim Bruin. Caitlin Clark’s big personality matches the cocktail she will be serving up. She has worked at Wayfare Tavern, one of San Francisco’s Top 100 Restaurants and Zeki’s, a Nob Hill low-key neighborhood bar. Wanting to appeal to everyone, there will be a whiskey or gin based cocktail. The Brown Rivet is similar to a classic cocktail better known as a sazerac, instead this version has a more complex flavor profile with addition of Amaro Nonino, Benedictine, and an absinthe rinsed glasses. The Screaming Parrot started with one of her favorite local gins out of No. 209 Distillery, located at Pier 50, here in San Francisco. With a balance of lemon juice, elderflower liqueur, and house made earl grey tea syrup, there is equal parts of sweetness and herbaceous notes.
Night of Fun
Since Denim Bruin only comes around once a year and we wanted to really celebrate in style. What better way than a DENIM SALE. From Friday, July 21 to Friday, July 28, we are offering 20% off storewide denim, in stores only.
A luckily couple of attendees with a head turning outfit or a show stopper hat may end up with something pretttttty sweet from a collaboration of two of our vendors.
Make sure to join us for an evening with our special guests: C.O.F. Studio, Crooked 8, FEIT, Hollows Leather, Frogs Eat Butterflies and Sam Lee Hello. Scroll down to get a closer look at our vendors.