While you're young, you can doggedly pursue your dreams no matter where they take you -- across the country, to a strange foreign land, some dude's couch -- but eventually you've got to set yourself up for the future. Doing just that, the very tall man behind Grey Bunker.
Opened just in time for spring, Bunker's a minimalist, upscale-casual boutique owned by a husband-and-wife team including 6'-9" forward Randy Holcomb, an SDSU Aztec drafted by the Spurs before bouncing around the NBA, CBA, and various int'l squads, most insanely in the Philippines, both for the Alaska Aces (owned by Filipino corp Alaska Milk, so it almost makes sense) and the...Talk 'N Text Phone Pals, who excel at trsh tlkng frm da bnch. With sizes from regular guy to big-n-tall (16 shoes/XXL shirts, etc), the SoCal-dominated stock includes long-/short- sleeve button-ups, hoodies, crews, denim & more from Hollywood elitists/Slash faves Monarchy, LA vintage stylists Antik, and street-prep-music scene hybridizers Live Mechanics (motto: "Who Jah Bless, No One Curse"); also on hand are Worn Free tees (which ape those worn in photos by rockers from Hendrix to Joey Ramone) and Japan's insanely detailed Red Pepper denim, aka, your one shot at being called "Hot Pants". Footwear comes courtesy of gleeful sneaker future-pimps Radii and the broad NY line GBX (from loafers to dress sneaks); keeping your denim hiked up are hand-tooled belts by LA-based Old Stud, a brand favored by Mick Jagger. No, really, he wears those belts.
Bunker plans to host pro-athlete autograph signings and DJ'd line-launch parties, as well as post website interviews from athletes, musicians, and designers -- so even after Holcomb retires, he'll give you nothing but 'net, which you'll hopefully access from your own couch.