The Oakland dilemma: the benefits of going there (cheap food, easy body disposal in Lake Merritt...) are inevitably outweighed by the potential costs (bridge traffic, easy body disposal in Lake Merritt...). Further tipping the scales, the Dapper Webstore. Because you never showed up at his Grand Ave man-tique, Dapper's owner's stuck his slick and scrupulously selected casu-wear online, offering head-to-toe fits to the city-bound masses. Start with slim, woven Hyden Yoo button-downs in checks and stripes, or Artificial Flavor's double-breast-pocketed polos; for underneath, nab tees by La Lorraine (slim fit, w/ vintage-inspired graphics) or Friend Or Foe, which rock cover art from jazz, soul, and blues albums, that latter category unforgivably omits the tour de force that is Steven Seagal's Mojo Priest. Down-below-options vary from Apolis Activism's sturdy twill trousers to deadstock denim by Good Society and Farmer Industry, while outerwear's well repped by waxed-cotton bombers from LA's Orthodox and mock-neck/speckled gray fleece hoodies by Plain Gravy (whose vagina-sketch tees the owner decided to forgo -- snapper's not dapper). There's also a trove of accessories, like throwback-ish shades by Modern Amusement and Original Penguin, Triple Five Soul's army style "Addict" laptop bags, and Brixton's classic fedoras and mini-billed baseball caps -- bringing up yet another strike against Oakland, the Fremont A's.