Tennis is so cool even Andre Agassi's checkered past can't ruin it, because really, who wasn't doing meth and banging Brooke Shields in the '90s? For a design shop that's making tennis even cooler than playing the US Open in jorts, hit Mittenmaker.
Started by an SF-based music photographer who just shot Neil Young (with a camera!), Mittenmaker is a non-mitten-making operation that takes vintage vinyl tennis racquet covers and turns them into badass billfolds, cardholders, and checkbook covers, which according to the dictionary are slips that represent money filled out with ancient devices known as pens. All the man-cessories are made with an industrial sewing machine capable of handling heavy-duty nylon threads, and feature old-school, slightly scuffed logos from the likes of Prince, Wilson, Spalding, and Head, always a favorite of dudes with a bad stroke. And because vintage booze is cool too, Mittenmaker just added a toiletry travel bag line made from a soft leather Pampero rum bag, salvaged by a Zare at Fly Trap barkeep who couldn't bring himself to throw them out -- your exact feelings about your Playboy collection, which still has, like, hundreds of totally readable articles.
All of her wares are available in her Etsy shop, and Little Otsu in the Mission, a neighborhood so cool even its checkered past can't ruin your enjoyment of doing meth and banging Brooke Shields while there.