Category Archives: Mission Workshop
Mission Workshop: Water-Repellent Button Up Overshirt – The Sansom
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Made in San Francisco, the Sansom is cut in a classic button-up work shirt style but it’s got a few extra tricks up its sleeve. The Sansom is made from rugged Schoeller Turkish stretch cotton with a NanoSphere® water repellent finish and is fastened with German-made Prym s-spring snaps provide precise and reliable snapping throughout.

The Sansom is available now and is priced at $195. Right now, Mission is offering free, three day shipping. See the code below.

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Dec 15, 2014 No comments yet
Mission Workshop’s New Storefront on Valencia
Mission Workshop's New Storefront on Valencia

San Francisco’s Mission Workshop has been on a steady climb of growth since their first bag was released. Originally on Rondel, an alleyway off of 16th street, they recently expanded their space to continue all the way onto Valencia street, a prominent shopping thoroughfare in the Mission.

The brand’s design aesthetics carry over through a palette of raw wood and steel, as well as stark white walls overlaid with vinyl appliqué and photography. Taking center stage is their high end Advanced Projects and fledgling brand ACRE.

I had the opportunity to photograph this space, prior to the brand’s opening party last Friday… If you have the chance to see it for yourself, swing by. If not, check out the Gallery!

Tuesday – Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday – Monday 12pm-7pm
Mission Workshop
541 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Dec 8, 2014 3 comments
Mission Workshop’s AP Remi Hooded Blazer and Styrman Topcoat
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Remi Hooded Blazer

Mission Workshop’s Advanced Projects line has continued to grow, most recently with two waterproof, tailored outerwear pieces: the Remi Hooded Blazer and Styrman Topcoat. Each of these pieces hold true to the AP line with fully taped seams, pockets and ported media pockets.

These two pieces are cut for movement, but hardly look like any cycling apparel the brand has launched thus far. More details are in the works with the official release coming in the near future.

Come check out these two pieces in person tonight, along with the new ACRE series apparel at the Mission Workshop store opening in SF and see more photos below.

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Dec 5, 2014 6 comments
Mission Workshop’s New Valencia Store Opening Party is TONIGHT!
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Hey SF, come party tonight. I’ll be there!

The Mission Workshop Valencia Street store is now open. Join us December 5th (6-11pm) for the first party in the new space. On display will be an exclusive preview of the F/W 2014 Advanced Projects outerwear and ACRE series apparel. Beer provided by Fort Point Beer Co.

Friday, Dec. 5th 6-11pm

541 Valencia St. Between 16th and 17th.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Dec 5, 2014 6 comments
ACRE: Merino Faroe Pullover Hoodie
Photo-by-Simon-Nieborak

I can’t go on any trip without taking this hoodie, especially when touring or camping. The Faroe is my favorite Mission Workshop / Acre apparel piece and for good reason:

“The Faroe is an essential piece of the ACRE apparel system. Constructed using soft, lightweight Merino wool that can be worn as a next-to-skin base layer or as a simple hooded pullover. Merino wool naturally regulates body temperature in both hot and cold environments, resists odor, and stretches with your body. The Faroe is designed to perform over a wide range of temperatures and conditions and makes the perfect layering piece under any of our waterproof breathable jackets.

This edition of the Faroe is made with 18.9 micron 190g/sm Merino wool with added core filament nylon for strength and durability.

Made in USA.”

See more at Acre.

Nov 26, 2014 3 comments
Mountain Flyer Magazine Featured Our Road Trip
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“Ask Sean Talkington how he got his 1970 Volkswagen van ready for a 550-mile road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and he and his traveling partners will bust out in laughter — we’re talking good, hearty guffaws.

He changed the oil, and checked the brakes, “but nothing too major,” Talkington says. In other words, hardly anything, and the team that was headed for Interbike on behalf of Mission Workshop and Acre, piled it up with bikes and camping gear (including Talkington’s Tempur-Pedic-style packable mattress), took the gamble and headed for Sin City.”

Check out more at Mountain Flyer and Sean, let’s do that again!

Sep 22, 2014 Comments are OFF
Post Interbike Cleanse in Shredona
From here on out, it was the Ty show. Dude was going nuts, blasting everything. No rock, or drop was safe.

The desert is a destination for many, who seek its healing potential and spiritual homeostasis. For us, we just wanted the red sands of Sedona, Arizona to cleanse us from Las Vegas and Interbike.

When I mentioned to Ty that Sean and I were driving back to Texas after the tradeshow, he was stoked for us. Then, when I said “yeah, I’m thinking we’ll head through Sedona for a quick ride”, he immediately wanted in.

That’s why I love Ty so much. Hell, that’s why I love my friends so much. They’re willing to go 7 hours out of their way to ride bikes for 3 hours. Ok, ride bikes for 2 hours and shoot photos, fuck off, play with snakes for an hour.

We rolled into town and couldn’t find an open camp site, so we set up at a hotel next to the Bike and Bean, a local MTB establishment at the trailhead. The guys were super friendly and then, out of the blue, a local named Duff asked us if he could join us. Uh, sure!

It turned out to be a short, but sweet trek through the desert and I’ll definitely be returning!

Sep 17, 2014 10 comments