Falmouth Visitor’s Guide to Cape Cod Style

Cape Cod is often described as a state of mind rather than a place, and the same can be said for our style. These are just a few of our favorites for endless beach days, sunset boat rides, and backyard barbecues you’ll remember all winter long…

Crooked Coast

Falmouth’s hometown band is loved not only for contagious beats, but wicked cool merch for guys and girls. From board shorts to bucket hats, tank tops to tees. Even onesies for your little rocker. You can usually spot a local if they’re sporting Crooked Coast gear. Score yours at their Friday night residency at The Landfall in Woods Hole or Thursdays on the Vineyard at The Ritz MV. If you’re not a night owl, visit their shop at 157 Worcester Court (behind Staples), Saturday and Sunday from noon to five, with special hours by appointment. The busiest band in the Cape Cod music scene is gearing up for Coast Fest, a music and arts festival they’re producing and headlining, slated for Saturday, August 3 at Marine Park on Falmouth Harbor. In the meantime, they just launched “Coast Ale,” a collaboration with Bad Martha Beer. This signature libation is currently available at Quick’s Hole TavernLiam Maguire’s, and The Ritz, with more to come. All of that, and it’s only July…

Cape Cloth

We love everything about Cape Cloth, from the effortless style to the socially-conscious mission. The original Bodhi trucker that started the company (pictured) was inspired by “majestic Cape Cod skies and laid-back beach vibes.” Founded by Cape Cod local Sean Fitzpatrick, a dollar from every product is donated to Cape Abilities, an organization empowering people with disabilities to live meaningful and active lives across the Cape since 1968. This authentically cool brand is available on the Upper Cape at All Good in Mashpee Commons. There you can also find another one of our favorites, Cape Clasp. The line began with Patrick Clarke’s Cape-shaped bracelet and has since expanded. Fifteen percent of proceeds support local marine life organizations, so when you support these two Cape businesses, you’re also contributing to the betterment of the local landscape.



Sisters Katy and Lizzy Escher’s penchant for outside-the-box Cape Cod DIY apparel began by selling their wares in their boutique bus at events like the Levitate Festival. Today they showcase their talent at ARTichoke, their brick and mortar beachy-boho Eastham boutique. No need to travel to the Outer Cape for these ocean-inspired signature designs. Their fun and flirty racerback tanks are available at Inlet Gift Shop in Woods Hole, right below the Woods Hole Inn. At Inlet you can also find the whimsical work of Cabo Cado’s Vinnie Arnone, whose nautical illustrations have a retro-meets-modern vibe. It’s not easy making a Cape Cod living, especially in the arts, so if you really want to look like a local, skip the chain stores and support small business…

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