Whether you're a jeanswear-loving gent or you dig well-crafted goods, there's a new(ish) source for made-in-America style at Freenote Cloth's Highland Park shop. The San Juan Capistrano-based menswear label opened its first L.A. store in late 2017 on bustling Figueroa Boulevard, where stylish neighbors include The Quiet Life, Sonomama, Charlie Roquette, and Prelude & Dawn just up the street.
The 1,500-square-foot space boasts "old Western cantina" vibes, says Andrew Brodrick, who co-founded the label with his brother, Matthew, in 2013. "Specifically, a bar we like south of the border inspired the vibe. We love the space and will continue to work to make it better and better each month," Andrew tells us, as evidenced by the shop's recent murdered-out exterior.
The shop stocks Freenote's full collection of selvage denim ($230 to $275), short- and long-sleeved button downs ($200 and up), basic tees in Southwest-inspired hues ($65), classic jean jackets ($200 and up), waxed canvas and corduroy outerwear ($320 and up), and more menswear that embodies the brand's Americana-cool aesthetic. Also on shelves are luxe leather wallets and card cases by Tanner Goods, accessories by L.A.-based Made Solid and Santa Fe-based Tres Cuervos, jewelry by Hollywood-based Good Art, footwear by Red Wing and Truman Boot Company, and more.
Coming up is the brand's annual Cinco de Mayo party, which will include food, drinks, deals and "music is always second to none," Andrew tells us. Want in on the party? You'll have to follow Freenote's Highland Park shop on Instagram or sign up for the newsletter via the brand's website to get all of the RSVP deets.
Freenote, 5509 North Figueroa St., Highland Park, 90042; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; (321) 212-7624