Jake Bids San Francisco Adieu With a Moving On Sale
After seven years outfitting San Francisco (and beyond) in custom-made apparel, the team at Jake will be winding down operations in October.
In a post to Facebook on Monday, the brand announced, "Over the years, you have invited us into your lives, and we have treasured making every garment, every moment, and every memory with you... We have loved every minute of this wild ride, but there comes a time in life where you realize that where you are is no longer where you're supposed to be."
To mark the end of the era, founders Jake Wall and Nathan Johnson are giving their Bay Area fans one more thing to smile about: a "moving on" sale that will continue through October 20. Sale items include ready-to-wear, as well as bespoke samples, starting at 40 percent off.
"We have made great things every day for the last seven years with San Franciscans in mind. In these last few weeks, it is so much fun to see what are now some true archive pieces of JAKE find themselves on their way to new homes," Wall said.
There's no word yet on what will become of the furniture and art that made Jake one of the most unique shops in the city, but—if you're already stopping in to shop the moving on sale—it's probably worth an inquiry.
San Francisco isn't known as a city of suits, but Jake suits have never been the boring pinstriped ensembles you see at funerals and Congressional hearing. From custom textiles to contrast stitching to shorts, Jake pieces are an explosion of joy that live up to the promise of "modern, defiant, with a twist." If you don't already own a piece of of Jake, you should make your way over to the brand's showroom at 619 Sansome while you can. This is your last chance to own a piece of San Francisco fashion history.
And to the Jake team: good luck with whatever comes next. You will be missed.