The company founded by the late Hobie Alter has been a leader in surf, water sports, and beach style for decades.
Locations in Laguna Beach, Corona del Mar, Dana Point, and two in San Clemente. hobie.com
TANKFARM & CO.
Home to all cool essentials, from graphic Ts and denim, to grooming and paper goods, plus anything else a gentleman of sports and leisure may need.
212 1/2 Main St., Seal Beach, 562‑594‑4800, tankfarmco.com
CLOTH & METAL
This newly-expanded store carries clothing, hi-fi gear (treat your ears to the headphone bar), grooming supplies, and new or vintage watches. Look for O.C.-exclusive brands like Audeze, Grayers, and Naked & Famous.
OC Mix, 3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, 888‑938‑4536, clothandmetal.com
FOOTAGE, THE COOL SHOE SHINE
In an unassuming industrial area, this store offers a huge selection of rare or limited-edition sneakers and clothing. Run on consignment, the collection spans Jordan to James, with a wide range of sizes and prices, all in pristine condition.
580 W. Lambert Road, Brea, 714‑757‑9001, coolshoeshine.com
For the discerning and well-heeled gentleman, this French luxury lifestyle brand offers sumptuous bespoke footwear ($7,850 to $25,400) and prêt-à-porter goods.
South Coast Plaza, 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714‑641‑3582, berluti.com