Every year San Francisco celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, music, and family fun. There are plenty of wonderful events around the city to commemorate America’s Independence Day, but there is no better place to enjoy this festive holiday than The Fillmore Jazz Festival. Known as the ‘Harlem of the West’, San Francisco’s Fillmore Street is home to one of the most storied cultural movements in US history. During the 1940’s The Fillmore district became the playground for jazz legends such as Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane and others. With such a great legacy to its name, the annual Fillmore Jazz Festival embodies the vibrant spirit of the district’s heyday.
It is no surprise that Gabe ‘the Great’ Garcia and Ouigi ‘The Bearded Man’ Theodore decided to the bring The Brooklyn Circus, a New York based lifestyle brand, to Fillmore Street in SF. With a global following and a primary mission of “Redefining the Image of Urban Americans,” BKc has become a central inspiration for Tailored Heritage. The Brooklyn Circus, which was founded in 2006, has encouraged the growth of our creative endeavors and has in turn strengthened our mission of connecting cultures and societies across the globe. From every cuff of a trouser, roll of a sleeve, or peaking pocket square, the Brooklyn Circus is connected to a greater story we are proud to be a part of. This story is one which has enabled them to succeed at tailoring not only clothing, but lifestyles.
The entire Tailored Heritage family had the honor of attending the Brooklyn Circus SF's 6 Year Anniversary Block Party which is in conjunction with the annual Fillmore Jazz Festival. Since opening the San Francisco shop on a 4th of July weekend in 2008, Gabe ‘the Great’ has done a fantastic job of curating one of the festival’s biggest attractions; bringing out some of San Francisco’s best bites, musical guests, and stylish characters. One of the most notable attractions to the BKc block party is the ever-charming, explosion of charisma that is The Brooklyn Circus founder Ouigi Theodore. As Master of Ceremonies, The Bearded Man adds an undeniable energy to the party’s atmosphere.
Ces and Umar have had the privilege of working under the direction of Gabe Garcia at the Brooklyn Circus shop in SF. It comes with great honor for all three of us to be surrounded by such an inspiring group of people. The Brooklyn Circus has become a second family, and we could not be more thankful to them for opening their home to us. Whether learning about the details of a garment or meeting respected people in the industry, we are constantly absorbing the energy and information surrounding us. They have created a platform for us at TH to truly embrace being students of the world. With that being said, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Gabe, Ouigi, and The Brooklyn Circus. Cheers to the next 100 years!
TH || Milton, Umar, César
PS: We wanted to give a special shoutout to the birthday boy and fellow Student of the World Jerome Love ( @JeromeLove ). Wishing you all the best sir!
Thanks to our TH Family Member Beatrice Seifert for the wonderful captures below!