Button-upping the ante

Unfortunately, even the best jobs don't last forever, so here's hoping you took a lot of pictures when sewing custom jerseys for He Hate Me. For a new venture from a dude who used to build badass temples of doom, check out MAAS & Stacks.

Now open in the Castro, M&S is a freshly ribbon-cut, brick facade'd mens boutique from two former Banana Slugs (one of whom was a movie sculptor for Indiana Jones 4) carrying hard-to-find-in-SF steez in a sparse narrow interior sporting white walls, black floors, and clothing racks that're cable-suspended, so sadly they won't be able to enjoy Mob Wives. Stock is button-up heavy, with awesome long-sleeves from Band of Outsiders, Norse Projects, and Wings + Horns, kicks from Rachel Comey/Common Projects, and New Yorker Patrik Ervell's classic-yet-offbeat line, which apparently refuses to buy a metronome (music jokes!). Their first line of denim'll hit next month courtesy of Wings' shared space in the Dior Factory in Japan, then they'll further expand their roster in the fall with more exclusive offerings like street-ready outdoor gear from White Mountaineering and cult Japanese menswear from N.Hoolywood that's very cool, though still not as upscale as W.Hoolywood.

They've also got a flex room in the back of the store -- just through the dressing room curtains -- that they plan to use for pop-up shops, though, if Rod Smart is involved, none of them will last longer than a year.