May 22, 2015

Shirt Talkin’: Cary Lane Introduces Men’s Collection

Cary LaScala (center, front) and models

Celebrating his Hayes Valley boutique’s second anniversary, Cary LaScala, owner of Hayes Valley boutique Cary Lane, brought out a hip scene of indie types for a party Friday night, which doubled as the launch of his eponymous line of button-down shirts. During the event, SF Indie Fashion caught up with LaScala, who boasts not only a professional background in the music industry, but also success in retail and, now, a line of his own.

“I think a lot of indie kids would love my shirts just because they fit really well,” says LaScala. “I just personally like clothes that fit me, so that was the basis of my designs.”

LaScala is proud to say the entire line is manufactured in San Francisco.

“I can do everything locally, which helps out the economy locally, and San Francisco, I love.  And I just love how my tags even say ‘San Francisco,’ ” says LaScala.

During the party a fashion show debuted the all-cotton shirt collection, featuring a mixture of smart plaids and solid black. Each shirt appeared with a bow tie, also designed by LaScala. With a trim fit LaScala describes as European, the shirts retail for a reasonable $65.

Below, check out the following scenes from the party and the show:

Photography credits: top 5 photos courtesy of kapshure/Berderp; bottom 3 photos courtesy Kizza Chadiha for SF Indie Fashion