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Bespoke suits are on the rise with Indochino for men and Tomboy Tailors for women. But there's a new brand on the SF-scene that specializes in handcrafted, bespoke menswear and menswear-inspired outfits for all genders and proclivities: Kipper Clothiers. Kyle Moshrefi, a former J.Crew stylist (and menswear aficionado), launched Kipper with third generation San Franciscan Erin Berg in July 2013. The two met while working as stylists at Tomboy Tailors where, according to Moshrefi, there was room for improvement.
Moshrefi and Berg set out to appeal to women looking for a perfectly tailored suit in quality fabrics, eschewing the industry's practice of masculine-styled suits that cover and hide the female shape. (The brand does make clothes for men but specializes in expertly fitting women in suits and shirts in a safe and friendly environment.) Kipper currently serves the SF area only and does not accept measurements from outside tailors. And with a guarantee of on-time delivery, Moshrefi and Berg have no plans to grow the company too quickly.
To order a suit, tux or shirt, schedule an appointment or, from December 4-8, visit the pop-up shop at 1564 MRKT. Fittings are free and custom suits start at $736 and shirts start at $125. The traditional turn-around time for an order is 25 days but Kipper recommends ordering 6-8 weeks ahead of a special occasion.
· Kipper Clothiers [Official Site]
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· Urbane Inquiry presents… Kyle Moshrefi of Kipper Clothiers [Urbane Menswear]