Santa Barbara's Tendrel has Good Vibes and Killer Threads

Santa Barbara's Tendrel has Good Vibes and Killer Threads

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Feb 27, 2024 • 6 min read

Forget cookie-cutter trends, Tendrel curates Santa Barbara style with a soul. Their selection is the perfect blend of classic pieces and modern edge for the solid dude, offering modern heritage goodness epitomized by brands like 3sixteen, Mr. Freedom, and Iron Heart. Whether you're looking for the 3-season flannel of your dreams or raw denim you can ride with it, these folks got it on lock.

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Nestled in the heart of the Funk Zone, the store itself is about as groovy as it gets with Cortis-approved A+ vibes— a quick jaunt from the beach and many of the area's favorite watering holes. Vinyl crackles on the turntable, good conversations abound, and you can snag a dope record, a pair of shades, or a comfy hat alongside your new favorite threads. No excuse to skip Tendrel.

And, of course, they have a full stable of online offerings. Here are a few of our top picks! Remember to support small businesses and dope shops that are doing things the right way.

Mister Freedom - Baloo Jacket Two Tone
Pattern: An original pattern inspired by 1930’s sportswear ‘Cossack’ type unlined leather jackets, 1930’s “Grizzly” type leather jackets, and other vintage sportswear and outdoor garments. Leather:* Black vegetable-tanned “Tea-Core” full grain cow hide leather, black topcoat with natural-color flesh side, milled and su
Mister Freedom - P.T. Henley Black
By popular demand, we revisited our 2011 Gym Henley pattern, with stricter manufacturing standards and with production consistency in mind, leading to the new classic MF® P.T. HENLEY. The P.T. HENLEY is exclusively cut from our “SKIVVY” all-cotton tubular jersey knit (no side seams), a fabric of MF® SKIVVY T-Shirt fame
Mister Freedom - Dude Rancher “Apache” Calico
The all-original Mister Freedom® DUDE RANCHER is our spin on the traditional “western snap” shirt. The design features the expected western-style front and back curved yokes and arcuate panels. The playful “M” branding on the chest pockets is disguised as decorative stitching. The tricked-out forearm pattern and intric
3sixteen - CT-101xs Classic Tapered Stonewashed Indigo Selvedge
Skip the break in process and jump right into the 3sixteen CT-101xs jean. The stonewash process gives these pants an even fade and a soft broken in feel. The perfect year round jean - lightweight, easy to wear, and a classic denim look. Details 12oz indigo warp/white weft selvedge woven in Okayama, Japan Stonewash fin
SALT. - Andy Toasted Toffee
Toasted Toffee | Polarized CR39 Denim Solid Lens 51 [] 23 - 145 100% Made In Japan with high quality Japanese componentry. Japanese acetate ensures rigidity & durability for a proper fit, lasting adjustments, and high luster. Functional rivet hinges provide lasting quality for generations. Polarized optical grade G
3sixteen - Type 3s Denim Jacket Double Black
3sixteen’s 14.5oz 220x double black selvedge jacket is a shop favorite. Classic done right, with a few extra details to really make this jacket something special - their classic crossed back yoke and corduroy pocket bags, and cuff linings.. Overtime this jacket will fade to grey with heavy wear. Details 14.5oz raw sha
3sixteen - CS-222xs Classic Straight Stonewashed Double Black
Skip the break in process and jump right into the 3sixteen CS-222xs jean. The stonewash process gives these pants an even fade and a soft broken in feel. The perfect year round jean - lightweight, and easy to wear. The straight leg fit makes this jean even comfier. Details 12oz black warp/black weft selvedge woven in
Mister Freedom - Meridana Shirt Indigo Linen
Inspired by traditional Guayabera-type shirts and other vintage tropical garments, revisited with a 1940’s-1950’s twist. Fabric: Dark indigo-dyed plain weave, 100% linen, lightweight and breezy, milled in Japan. * Vintage-style tailoring and styling.* Elegant long-sleeve model.* Four front patch pockets.* Vertical stit
Ginew - Cargo Pant
The Ginew Cargo Pant is inspired by Dad’s Vietnam US ARMY field pants. The Cargo Pant is a relaxed fit, with a loose leg, and slightly oversized cargo pockets at the sides. He wore his field pants for decades as we would explore the woods, rivers, hills and marshes of the Great Lakes...he taught us to be outside and to
3sixteen - Long Sleeve Knit Polo Grey
The 3sixteen Long Sleeve Knit Polo is a riff on vintage polo shirts. Knitted by 3sixteen’s partner factory in Peru it features a buttonless, continuous placket, and open collar that sits comfortably on the chest. The cotton/linen blend has a soft beautiful hand, structure, and breathability. 70% Cotton/30% LinenMade in
Ampal Creative - Made In USA Navy Snapback Hat
Ampal wanted to focus on some of the amazing deadstock fabrics they find. The color ways are inspired by vintage outdoors wear and running shoes. The gray dobby came from Yardage Town, a former San Diego institution and probably the first fabric store that they got to dig in a basement for old deadstock rolls. They’r
Studebaker Metals - Heavyweight Workshop Cuff Brass/Work Patina
The Studebaker Metals Heavyweight Workshop Cuff in Brass and Work Patina finish. Heavyweight version of the best selling Workshop Cuff Hand forged with wider flat face and tapered legs Signature crossed hammers 8mm at widest point, 5mm at the thickest point Unisex sizing - reference the chart below Sizing is based on t
Tom Relling (Self Titled)
High fidelity lathe cut on 12″ clear vinyl.First edition pressing, hand numbered on jackets. 1. American Groover2. Even When it Starts3. Lost and Looking to Find You4. Isn’t It Time?5. One More Reason6. Back to the Country7. Freightliner8. Wandering Faces and Empty Places9. Wrangler10. Ocean of Consciousness
Iron Heart - Quilt Lining M65 Field Jacket Olive Drab Green
The classic 60’s military jacket taken to the next level by Iron Heart. Their take on the M65 remains true to the original with the addition of side hand warmer pockets and an internal pocket. Highly durable, versatile, and warm it features a tough 8oz 50/50 cotton/nylon blend shell, with a polyester filled, quilted ny
Battenwear - Lumberjack Cap Olive
Battenwear’s Lumberjack Cap is thick-knit, super warm, and rugged feeling. Battenwear Label on Flip Up Brim100% AcrylicMade in the USA
Ginew - Gently Strikes Wool Blanket
Artist BiographyAddie Roanhorse is a multidisciplinary artist residing on the Osage Nation Reservation, a place rooted in artistic expression. The mother and daughter of artists, Roanhorse identifies as a conduit of history to future generations to protect and preserve Indigenous culture. As an artist, photographer, an
3sixteen - Type 3s Denim Jacket Stonewashed 101x
3sixteen produced a limited run of stonewashed Type 3s denim jackets out of lightweight 12oz indigo selvedge denim. 12oz raw indigo selvedge that is woven exclusively by Kuroki Mills in Okayama, Japan. Stonewashed in Los Angeles. Lightweight with an even fade, this jacket is an instant classic. Details 12oz indigo deni
3sixteen - Utility Flannel Faded Lilac Plaid
3sixteen’s Utility Flannel is a long running style that has been revamped for the SS24 season. Boxy cut, classic work shirt style, and large chest pockets. The fabric is soft, and midweight - great for layering. Beautiful faded lilac color. Put some purple in your closet. -100% Cotton-Natural Corozo Buttons-Made in Ind