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Ahh California, where do I even begin. The most populous state in the US, culturally diverse and inherently iconic. Throughout history, California has remained one of the most identifiable places in the world. This week MR PORTER launched a series of exclusive capsule collections inspired by the lifestyle and culture of California. Featuring the work of twelve contemporary and designer brands, “Made In California” is an ode to surf, skate, street, and casual wear. Included are well-established names like James Perse and Golden Bear, as well as fresher labels such as Outerknown and Noon Goons.

Drawing inspiration from MR PORTER’s new “Made In California” collection, the team here at Hey Gents have compiled a list of some of our favourite places to visit in the Golden State.

Venice Beach

The perfect place for enjoying the LA sun, cooling off, and some world-class people watching. Venice Beach is an eccentric and exciting part of the state. 

Mr Porter Made In California

Noon Goons – Embroidered Baseball Cap

Simon Miller – Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt

Mollusk – Mid-Length Swim Shorts

 

Twin Peaks, San Francisco

The top of the Twin Peaks offers a beautiful view over the city and beyond, with an array of natural wonders to enjoy while up there. 

Golden Bear – Leather & Wool Bomber Jacket

Simon Miller – M001 Selvedge Denim Jeans

AMIRI – Sunset Leather High-Top Sneakers

 

Palm Springs

Go for the desert resorts, stay for the totally stunning architecture. Palm Springs is a popular holiday destination that also happens to boast a tonne of beautifully-designed buildings. 

Mollusk – Appliquéd Denim Baseball Cap

Outerknown – Happy Source Swim Shorts

The Elder Statesman – Palm Springs Shirt

 

Los Padres National Forest

California’s national parks are some of the best things about the state, offering stunning natural escapes from the bustle of the cities. 

Outerknown- Happy Odyssey T-Shirt

Mollusk – Jeffrey Tapered Trousers

James Perse – Coated-Canvas Tote Bag

 

West Hollywood

Palm tree-lined streets are the quintessential image of LA and its surrounding areas. A drive along Sunset Boulevard is a must, then head a few blocks south to Melrose in West Hollywood for some shopping, eating and drinking

John Elliot – The Cast 2 Distressed Jeans

James Perse – Slub Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt

James Perse – Zuma Neoprene Sneakers

Shop the full Made In California collection here


In partnership with MR PORTER.