Pick Pocket MFG Grand Opening

Words and photos by Reuben Barrack

The doors opened last Saturday for Pick Pocket MFG’s flagship store located in Vista, CA, conveniently two doors down from the HOUSE skateshop. With local ripper and main seamster Josh Stafford at the helm, this brick-and-mortar establishment features their Winter 2020 line as well as a plethora of custom pockets to pick from to design your own tee. Josh started PPMFG as a way to reincarnate old shirts and preserve your beloved items onto a brand new article of clothing, whether it be a cool back patch or classic pocket tee. The benefits of having his own personal workspace in the back of the shop allows for plenty of room to create some original pieces as well. We here at the mag couldn’t be more proud of Josh’s DIY dedication to the brand, and we’re excited to see how PPMFG will continue to grow. Go check out the store and show your support! If you can’t make it there physically, peep the Pick Pocket website here for product details, shipping info and more!

Owners from near and far talk shop: Mike Bricke from the HOUSE and Jason Carney of Slappy’s Garage posted out front.
“Don’t worry about the homie’s dog on the loose, probably just chillin’ at the bar.”
There he is! Pick Pocket founder Josh Stafford with Carney. First customer of the day!
South Santa Fe Ave just got a little more loc’d out. Don’t try it, they’ll pick your pockets.
Fresh gear and fresh customers, what more could you ask for during a grand opening?
That print above the rack says it all, can’t go wrong with such a wide selection either.
Scoping the display case for custom pockets, this couple is in for a treat!
Josh, sewing it up for them on the spot at his workstation in back.
And voila! Alec Beck with the first custom tee stitched up at the new store.
Closer look at Pick Pocket’s latest stock. Cough up the dough, ya filthy animals!
Shirts are stacked! Get there while you can.
SD legend Zack Dowdy pulled up to show his support.
Dowdy and his dudes made themselves right at home. Thanks for having us and congrats again, Josh!

Check out Pick Pocket’s retail store at: 637 S Santa Fe Ave, Suite A, Vista, CA 92083

Peep the Pick Pocket merch online at their website: pickpocketmfg.com

Keep up with Josh on insta HERE. Follow Pick Pocket on Instagram HERE.

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