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Shop the Block Lace up your walking shoes, grab your wallet and hit the pavement to discover four of Los Angeles’ most beloved shopping stretches for guys and gals alike. by LESLEY MCKENZIE

La Brea Avenue

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6 DAPPER DUDES GET their fix on South La Brea Avenue, between San Vicente Boulevard and West 1st Street. At Kelly Cole (1), gents love the namesake line of denim and sweatshirts, plus the great collection of vintage rock and Harley Davidson tees. At Steven Alan (2)—which caters to men, women and children alike—guys can browse head-totoe essentials from the

namesake line, including boxers, denim and even sunglasses, mixed in with the likes of classic Common Project sneaks and patterned Etiquette Clothiers socks. Earlier this year, New York-based American heritage brand Gant Rugger (3) opened the doors of its newest California location, which houses both men’s and women’s apparel, including Gant Rugger classics like chinos and button-downs, alongside Ivy League-ready pieces from the Gant by Michael Bastian line. Next door, guys are in for a one-of-akind shopping experience at Bonobos (4), the brickand-mortar "guideshop" for the e-commercebased brand. Here, men can peruse the eponymous line of pants, suits, blazers and more, before placing their orders

Noodle of the Day at Roy Choi’s Pot. Opposite page: Top, fresh-baked goodies at Superba Food + Bread; bottom, Ludo Lefebvre works magic at Trois Mec

online. A few paces south along this menswear corridor, General Quarters (5) is a haven for classic Southern California guys' style, seen in the likes of its own line, as well as best-selling denim from Rogue Territory and backpacks from Archival Clothing. Head to the back of the store for a cut and a shave from hair maven Chrissy Phelan at the in-house barber shop.

And since no outfit is complete without a killer pair of shoes, don’t miss Don Ville (6), an offshoot of legendary Willie’s Shoe Service. Splurge on a pair of bespoke kicks, or explore the drool-worthy selection of made-tomeasure styles (look for details such as colored stitching or unfinished linings so they can be worn without socks). If the shoe fits …

Above and center, fall fashions from Gant Rugger; bottom left, L.A.-made travel jeans from Bonobos

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