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  • Peter's COVID-19 Update

    Peter's COVID-19 Update

    Hello everyone, I hope this message finds you safe, healthy & in positive spirits during this most unusual event in our lives. I am very grateful for your support of small businesses. We need your help now more than ever. I am doing all I can to roll with the punches and want to give you an update on operations:...

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  • Stage Fright: The Cyber Panic Attack

    Stage Fright: The Cyber Panic Attack

    Friday, March 8, 2019. Soon all of this rain & snow will be yesterday's news...We will put on bright spring colors, show off our biceps in cute t-shirts, take exciting summer vacations and forget how cold & miserable we have been.... it is funny how our brains just move forward in that respect, like there's no looking back. I mean,...

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  • Blade+Blue Owner Peter Papas meet the Mayor of San Francisco

    Blade+Blue Owner Peter Papas meet the Mayor of San Francisco

    That's me hamming it up for the cameras in my Made in USA Blade+Blue Shirt, Leather Suspenders and Leather Bow Tie. (I also have on Blade+Blue socks and boxers too of course!) Imagine my surprise when I receive an email telling me that Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco loves his Blade+Blue Ties and Bow Ties! The mayor invited me...

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  • Made in USA Underwear by Blade+Blue: Trunk & Brief / Sexy & Comfy

    Made in USA Underwear by Blade+Blue: Trunk & Brief / Sexy & Comfy

    MERCY, MERCY ME! I can't believe the day has actually come. I released the slim-cut boxers a few years ago and as you may know - they have become a sensation. Since then, there were many requests for me to make knit underwear for the guys who just aren't 'boxer guys'. As usual, I threw myself right in & wanted...

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  • The Provincetown Tee Collection benefitting the Provincetown Library

    Provincetown always has a mysterious way of popping up into my work. I first visited "P-Town" over 20 years ago and it was an awakening. I never knew I could feel so free being myself. I wanted these shirts to express that sense of freedom and I knew there was one guy who could bring it to all to life. Acclaimed...

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  • The Boys of Summer - PROVINCETOWN Photoshoot

    I first drove to Provincetown during the broiling heat in the summer of 1995. My best friend & I sputtering up the eastern seaboard in a beat up Nissan Sentra we called "Greek Lightening". We were young & alive & for 7 hours we sang our hearts out to every song that blasted from that car's tape deck. Songs about...

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  • Men's Clothing Made in USA

    MADE IN THE USA. That statement instills a sense of confidence and ensures a commitment to excellence. At Blade + Blue we are committed to providing our customers with American made clothing. We are passionate about what we do and we love working with people who share that same passion. When possible, our products are manufactured in the United States. Specifically, they are made close...

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  • Men's cardigans, the new cool!

    I admit it, a few years ago, if you said the words “men’s cardigan” to me, the first image that would pop into my head was of a bunch of older, slightly pudgy men playing golf. A cardigan sweater was something your grandfather might wear, something you might find at the back of a drawer smelling of moth balls. Not...

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  • The Perfect Boxer Shorts: 5 Reasons Why

    Blade + Blue boxer shorts have become a sensation. Not only were they featured on in a roundup of top boxers by Well Spent, ranking alongside brands like Grover, Sleepy Jones and Steve Alan, many of my customers have converted their whole drawer. Here are the top five reasons why it’s getting tricky to keep Blade + Blue boxers in...

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  • SF's 13 Best Local Fashion Labels

    Thanks SFist.com for selecting Blade + Blue as one of the best local fashion labels of San Francisco. Here's a part of the article: I tend to want my clothes pretty classic and tailored without being too over-consciously hip, and the heritage-inspired, on-trend styles of local menswear designer Blade + Blue fit the bill just perfectly. Interesting fabrics and simple designs...

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  • Photoshoot with singer-songwriter Matt Alber

    Back in July, my pal Matt Alber. stopped by before his show at Cafe Du Nord here in San Francisco. Blade + Blue had the honor of dressing Matt for the performance. Matt looks great in everything but this is my favorite shot of him. Looking like a rock star in his Made in USA T-Shirt from Blade+Blue. Super soft shirt for men made in...

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  • Interview for Towleroad

    Peter Papas talks about creating Blade + Blue, his inspirations, and much more... Here's a little sneak peek:  What inspired your latest collection? The inspiration for this collection was how to balance fire and ice. Last year was a really intense year for Blade and Blue with lots of highs and some lows as well. I’m doing everything on my own...

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  • Blade + Blue pop up shop at Westfield Mall SF

      A few years ago, I was selected to participate in a special program to help new and emerging designers. The Fashion Incubator of San Francisco is a program sponsored by Macy's and the Mayor's office to help people like me bring their vision to life. Through the program, I was able to host a pop up shop at the...

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