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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Shop the full Made In California collection here.
In partnership with MR PORTER.