Want to Give the Gift of Kipper This Holiday But Don't Know How? Here are 3 perfect ways to Give The Gift of Kipper This Year!
#1 Exclusive Appointments During The Holidays!
Bring in your special someone during on December 23rd or December 26th and get fitted for their custom garments. During these special appointments, you can cozy up on our couch while drinking some whiskey, while creating custom garments that will make your someone feel like their most confident selves.
We have very limited appointments on these days so be sure to book quick!
#2 Creating A Custom Suit Under The Christmas Tree With Kipper Courier
Have swatches, a design packet and measurement guide shipped directly to your home so that you can create a custom suit made with that perfect fit.
Purchase a Kipper Courier Collection by this Saturday, December 16th for confirmed arrival by December 23rd.
Not sure which collection to buy? Below are our top sellers!
This collection invites you to make a statement. This collection presents a rainbow range of plain fabric, including many kinds of blue, red, purple, green and all of the classic colors.
This collection is perfect for standout non-traditional tuxedos and outfits rich in color. The Palette Collection is the comprehensive choice for suits, blazers, waistcoats and trousers.
#3 Let Them Choose Their Style With a Gift Card
Gift cards are the perfect way to give the gift of Kipper.
Our gift cards come in a variety of amounts so that you can decide to get them custom garments, an accessory or some personal shopping.
Purchase a Gift Card by this Saturday, December 16th for confirmed arrival by December 23rd.
Here at Kipper Clothiers we get emails every day asking us to open locations across the country. We have been working hard to develop an online ordering system that brings Kipper to your doorstep. After years of perfecting fit, styling and customer satisfaction, we have finally done it. Welcome to Kipper Courier.
Choose Fabric & Style
Fabric swatches arrive to your doorstep with design options, measurement guide and fit options.
Meet Your Tailor
We help you find a tailor in your area that will take thirty-six body and posture measurements.
Your Suit Arrives
We give you a one-on-one online fit session that helps us relay any alterations needed to your tailor.
*note that turnaround times vary by garment.
The first 10 clients to use the Kipper Courier service will receive a free custom button down with their order.
Kipper Clothiers had the chance to style Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher for the Emmy party of the year!
Cameron opted for a more polished look, going with our cotton-linen blend two piece suit. Rhea went with a look we like to call the Americana Dandy with a pair of Blue Delta Jeans, a chambray shirt and brown glen plaid vest.
Want to steal their looks? Set up an appointment for your own personal fitting!
A lot of people ask us how formal they should go for their wedding. Honestly, there is no right or wrong answer to that question. Your wedding day is just that -- yours. In the past, we have shown you ways to break the black-tie only rules, however, today we are going to show you how to fully embrace them for a formal, black tie wedding.
1. Out With the Old, in With the New:
We all have clothes in our closet that we haven’t worn in years or simply just does not fit us. We know its painful to get rid of those older, nostalgic items, but stop holding onto them and make room for new additions to your wardrobe.
Some rules to make getting rid of things easier:
-You haven’t worn it in a year.
-You can’t zip it up anymore or you are swimming in it.
-It is no longer in style.
-It is no longer age-appropriate.
2. Build the Basics:
A good rule of thumb is to start with a few solid oxford cloth button downs, a couple pairs of nice trousers, and at least one blue or grey blazer. Be sure to color coordinate your new garments so that you can mix and match outfits. Keep leaning towards blues. Once you have the basics down, you can build from there.
3. Accessories Matter:
When picking out your accessories, think of your outfit as a whole. We can all throw on a random lapel pin or a pocket square, but accessories are meant to pull an outfit together. Start with solids until you get a sense of what works together and then you can build to louder patterns over time. Ties that are more than 2.5” inches wide are out. It’s not the 70’s anymore…. or the 80’s or the 90’s. Also, learn how to tie that bow-tie, clip-ons are a thing of the past.
4. Invest in Shoes:
A good pair of shoes will last you a lifetime. Buy yourself that pair of shoes that you’ve always wanted, but thought was out of your price range. Over time and with good care, you will have that go-to pair of shoes for special occasions for years to come. We suggest purchasing a pair of brown oxfords as the cornerstone of your shoe selection. Pro-Tip: JUST SAY NO TO SQUARE-TOED SHOES. (Refer back to resolution 1 if you own square-toed shoes.)
5. Customize Your Wardrobe:
Let’s designate 2017 as the year of maturity. it’s time to dress like an adult. Make 2017 the year you take pride in your appearance. As young professionals, we all have responsibilities, so take responsibility for the way you dress. Custom clothing gives you the added advantage of style and quality with perfect fit every time.
Who What Wear
The moment California repealed Proposition 8, San Francisco–based friends Kyle Moshrefi and Erin Berg knew it was time to make a dream of theirs come true: to create Kipper Clothiers, a clothing brand and custom suiting store for the LGBT community. Moshrefi, an openly gay woman, and Berg, a transgender man, saw an opportunity not only to succeed in what was sure to be a growing market—with more openly gay and trans people getting married—but also to provide a needed source of inspiration for the community.
"Our brand is a message of hope to LGBT youth, and we want to provide comfort," Berg says.
Berg and Moshrefi teamed up in 2013 to found the company and have seen a significant growth in their clientele since their first days in business. They started with a space where they custom-designed bespoke suits, more recently launching a more casual ready-to-wear line—but they didn't always know they'd work in fashion.
"I have a degree in neuroscience," Berg says with a laugh. "I was applying for all these different jobs in different fields after I graduated; I fell in love with menswear."
"I knew I was in the right field when I put on my first custom shirt, and the confidence I got from that as a trans person was amazing."
Their custom suiting comes in three categories: menswear, womenswear, and menswear made for women. The unique art of creating men's suits for women has challenged them both since they began, and they made it a top priority.
"We all went through this whole process together, and our vendors learned with us," Moshrefi says. "We've kind of mastered it at this point, where we have other men's tailors asking us how we do it. It's all in the measurements and the pattern-making, tweaking those ever so slightly, and the shoulders. If the shoulders don't fit, it's not going to work out."
To continue their mission of giving back to the LGBT community, Moshrefi and Berg are working on adding a charity component to their still-young business.
"With this election cycle, I'm worried about the mental health of the community at large, especially for the most vulnerable of our population: trans youth and LGBT youth in conservative spaces. As a company, we try to combat that through visibility."
"We're organizing packages where if you purchase an item, we'll be able to donate to nonprofits to help those in the community who are in need and going through difficult times," Berg says.
They're also expanding their e-commerce platform, since traveling to San Francisco for a custom fitting isn't always an option for shoppers. "We got a lot of feedback that people love the suits, but in SF especially, events are just not that formal," Berg explains. "We want people to be able to pair our highly custom pieces with the casual line. We're definitely expanding our wares and expanding accessibility through our online store."
First, he was Dolce & Gabanna’s breakthrough model. Then, he later evolved from modeling for Vogue and Telegraph men, to designing his own menswear collection with multi-national British retailer Marks and Spencer. And yes, you guessed it, his collection rapidly became one of the company’s best selling clothes lines.
David Gandy is effortlessly cool and the epitome of charmed masculinity combined with refined elegance. But what makes his spotlight so significant is his natural talent and draw towards menswear in his own personal life. His career as a model did not dictate his preferences and likeness towards style and fashion, rather it is the other way around! Gandy constructs his own realm of style, and thus indirectly influences menswear enthusiasts and higher-fashion visionaries around the world.
Take a look at what our most Kipper-ish members pointed out that accentuates Gandy’s personal style, and may his style deviants guide you towards your own.
1.) David Gandy reformed dailywear for men by integrating confidence and commitment to presenting himself in the best way possible: casually and elegantly. Mr. Gandy doesn’t need a special event or reason to wear suits and sartorial bombers on the regular; he has made a ritual out of an otherwise circumstantial activity, and successfully embedded it into his lifestyle. Which, in all honesty, doesn’t take much more than a commitment to self-expression, despite everyone’s tendency to think of everyday style as a concern of the privileged or carefree. Mr. Gandy perfects smart casuals by pairing a simple, white collared shirt with a flattering, mustard brown cardigan, or by amplifying his gentlemen’s flair with a suede bomber and tapered chino combo. He’s not coy and ultimately, he’s honest. Most importantly he gives his best by dressing his best, for himself and no one else. Mr. Gandy isn’t seeking to impress, he just is impressive.
2.) Mr. Gandy’s suit schemes are: artful, personal, self-aware, and unapologetically merciless. His suit tastes range from a wide variety of patterns, color palettes, and silhouettes that are otherwise unconventional to contemporary menswear. In an industry where the thin are romanticized, Gandy instead lionizes his bulkier, more muscular frame by finding charms in his own body shape and choosing to work with his strengths rather than pining over what is traditionally accepted. He chooses colors that are aged, yet lively. Patterns that are intricate, yet subtle and chooses suits with high peak lapels and double-breasted vests to embrace his thicker torso openly all the while slimming down only in the taper towards his shoes. Mr. Gandy proves to suited individuals everywhere that one need only a suit that agrees with the shape of his or her body and all the charms of color and pattern will merely follow suit (pun intended).
3.) Choose something to be passionate about, and passionately make it a part of your life. It may seem obvious to everyone, especially the young and reckless, to pursue a romanticized passion of noble intentions, but sometimes passions become adamant hobbies that resemble our passions, and according to Mr. Gandy, that’s more than enough. Whatever makes you happy, and exemplifies your truest self.
In love with that one pair of shoes you snagged for a steal? Spiritually invested in your oxfords or double-monks (the pair that got you through that life-changing interview)? Or do you just want to keep your white shoes clean?
At Kipper, we’re all about keeping things in tip-top shape, and we firmly believe in learning about how to take care of your belongings, so that they can last you twice as long.
Here’s a few kits to invest in when cleaning your shoes:
1.) Cleaning Your White Sneakers -- Snag a starter, cleaning kit from Jason Markk because this kit is no joke! It will make your white leather and even canvas shoes brand-spanking new, again. The kit makes it easy, and you’ll be glad you made such an affordable and worthy purchase. All the sneaker-heads out there will vouch for us!
Simply take the wooden brush, apply some of the premium liquid shoe cleaner, dip it in water, and scrub! Scrub around the sole, on the tongue of the shoe, and even slightly beneath the heel! Finally, wipe away all the dirt and grime and your shoe is good as new.
2.) Cleaning your Leather Double Monks, Oxfords, and etc. -- The best type of kits, like the one provided by Allen Edmonds, will come complete with brushes and polish for your leathers. Our favorite kits, are the ones that come with both black and brown polish, perfect for even your most dapper shoe collectors.
First, brush off the dirt and grime on your shoes with the brush in the kit. Next, wipe your leathers with a damp cloth and let it dry. Then, pick the appropriate polish and have at it! Black polish for your blacks, and brown polish for your browns. Remember, always let your shoes rest before applying the next coat of polish!
Use Jason and Markk Repel Sneaker Spray for your leathers too! Why not? We swear by it.
3.) Cleaning your Suede Everythings! -- There are kits made just for suede shoes and, we’ll be honest, we have more than a few of those too. But our favorite still has to be the very simple, and cost-efficient suede cleaning kit from Jason and Markk! Many other companies will say that there is more to cleaning suede than a brush and eraser, but take our word for it… All you really need is a brush and eraser.
Take your brush and swipe your suede shoes clean to lift all the dirt and dust. Then, take your eraser, and rub it on the marks and scratches until they disappear. It’s that easy.
Need more guidance on what is best for your shoes, or want us to curate these items for you? E-mail us here for more help! Looking for shoes? Check out our other blogs on sneakers and even custom made shoes from Kipper!
The fall and winter is a special time in the Bay Area, especially San Francisco. From saying “hi” to the chilly Golden Gate Bridge climber, Karl The Fog (@KarlTheFog), to grazing through the wet and tired (but hopeful) October streets of San Francisco’s Market and Financial district, Kipper Clothiers couldn’t be happier to pull out our favorite Bay Area coats to give them their seasonal runs!
Whether you’re a native or a visitor, there’s little denying the charm of duty and love of innovation that invigorates the styles of each person who roams the streets of the Bay Area. No matter where you are, there are always those few articles of clothing that remind you of the hilly city on the tip of a peninsula or the clock tower in the east bay, and we want to show you a few of our favorites that remind us of the Bay Area.
But more importantly: Do you know which coat your favorite is?
Check out these familiar pieces, how they’ve been iconic in the Bay Area, and what Kipper Clothiers pieces you can add to make it entirely your own!
1.) The Down Jacket (and Vest) -- Sometimes, especially in San Francisco, you have to go from the chilly streets into a warm building, before hitting the cold again to catch the subway. If you’re this kind of busy, and you travel a lot for work or school, these jackets are “go-to’s” for tons of people in the Bay Area. Warm, and yet stylish, it’s easy to slip on and off without compromising its urban charm.
2.) The Sherpa Denim Jacket -- The ultimate combo of Spring and Fall wear; this jacket is not meant for the office. But when you’re out looking for late night munchies, hiking on a local trail, or journeying towards your favorite coffee shop in the cold, then this jacket is perfect for nearly every situation. Wear this with Kipper Clothiers’ henleys and a beanie, and you’ll master the iconic Bay Area nomad who has a little bit of anarchy in their blood.
3.) The Bomber Jacket -- From the air force to the streets, bomber jackets in nylon, leather, and even suede, have made some of the biggest influences in urban style. Wear a nylon bomber casually with a pair of tattered, worn in, RAW denim from Kipper Clothiers’ casual line, or pair up a suede bomber with some suit pants, a tie and vest. The explorers of the city and of the abstract often sport these jackets; probably as a reminder to continue aviating boldly through life.
4.) The Chesterfield Coat -- Long, made of wool, and in all the perfect warm colors for the fall, this coat is an essential for those who are driven toward the future, or at least towards their second date of the week. Dashing, elegant, and full of utility, this coat brings together all the greatest aspects of a suit, but doesn’t want to be taken too seriously. Wear this jacket over your suit when you do mean business, or bring it down a few notches by pairing it with some Kipper Clothiers Raw Denim jeans, a sweater, or even a cardigan. If you want to create your own coat, we also make them at Kipper Clothiers!
Know which is your favorite? Well, let us know if you’d like us to curate our favorite coats for you! If you’re looking for more custom Kipper Clothiers garments, head on over and make an appointment so we can get started on exactly what you have in mind!
To commemorate the release of Kipper Clothier’s casual line, which includes our fresh, raw denim, here’s a “how to” on the many ways to style your favorite denim jeans, shirts, and even jackets!
1.) Wear your denim with your suit! -- You may be skeptical about this pairing at first, but take a moment to consider the textures and shades in a denim shirt that can only add dimension to an otherwise standard suit… Skip the tie, wear your collar loose, and accessorize! Stay relevant with this pairing, and keep your style game unapologetic.
2.) Wear your denim with a T-shirt! -- But don’t be shy, pair up a very simple, iconic set with statement pieces! Loafers, a vest, a suede bomber, and even a leather jacket. A simple template can turn into effortless style as long as you throw in some confidence too!
3.) Wear a denim jacket over, well, anything! -- Be edge-y and throw your denim jacket over one of our white henleys, or be humble and wear it with a cable-knit sweater for those brisk, winter mornings.
Looking for more “how-to’s?” Check out our guide to “smart-casuals!” If you’re looking for more accessory options, look into investing into some hold-all bags and portfolios that we’re recommending, here!
Inspired by the environment around us and by the styles of the Bay Area, we are introducing a new line of clothing that isn’t only practical, but is also ideal for those who like to keep it casual and for those who like to dress up!
Introducing Kipper Casual; Kipper Clothiers is a “one-stop-shop” for everyone looking for expertly tailored clothing that makes having a luxurious lifestyle… well, not such a big deal.
Choose from our made-from-scratch henleys, polos, and jeans in all your traditional colors, like black and white, to more bold color styles like burgundy and aquamarine blue with charming, plaid accents.
Using only the best materials, such as soft jersey cotton and cotton piqué, we are going to say it out loud and proud, because we know you’re thinking it too: “you mean I can have my everyday favorites made to fit the way they’re meant to fit, and I can mix and match them with my suits I made at Kipper Clothiers, too?”
Yes, that’s exactly what we mean.
Wear these polos, henleys, and denim jeans for everything from Sunday brunch, to Fridays at work, and even to vacations abroad with the family! Or, be “smart-casual” and combine your polos, henleys, and denim jeans with an unconstructed suit jacket and some sneakers or oxfords! The possibilities don’t end there! These casuals can be for lounging, sporting activities, and that date with your special someone!
At Kipper Clothiers, we are committed to bringing you not only quality casual garments and suits, but we want to make sure that the options are available so that you can have all the right type of access to construct a collection of garments that are entirely you!
Snag a preview of The Kipper Casual Collection and take some notes on just a few of the many possible, mix and match combos with our casual collection!
Proudly introducing a new member of The Kipper Casuals line, we are confident not only in the quality of its make, but also in the magnitude of style this garment can carry all on its own!
Although we know this garment most commonly today as the polo, it used to fashion a lot of other names in history: “the tennis shirt” and “the golf shirt.” All of of which are still relevant today, but the moniker “polo” has long been attached to the shirt for its presence in fashion and everyday wear. With that being said, golfers and tennis players still swear by the comfort, movability, and soft cotton that lets them play to the best of their ability. Knowing this we, at Kipper Clothiers, decided to give you that same ease, comfort, and historical sense of style to add to your daily wardrobe!
Our Kipper Casual Polo is made with soft and durable, cotton piqué, the same cotton that René Lacoste, a French seven-time Grand Slam tennis champion, used to make the very first, modern day polo that we know and love today.
The polo comes in all your classic colors such as black, white, heather grey, and navy, but we’ve also included bolder colors like maroon and teal.
Wear your polos for nearly every situation, from dinner out with the parents to nights out on the town, and even that casual day at work! It’s easy to elevate a polo with a Kipper Clothiers suit jacket, a pair of trousers, and some sneakers. It’s also just as easy to keep it casual with some Kipper Clothiers, custom made, raw denim jeans. Add it to your collection and splash your own sense of style onto it!
Whatever it is, we trust you -- our job is give you the right options and the accessibility to wear quality that fits. So, go ahead -- take our polo and make it entirely yours!
Looking for some inspiration and more exposure? Here’s some snaps from The Kipper Casuals look book:
Proudly introducing a new member of The Kipper Casual line, we are confident not only in the quality of its make, but also in the versatility of this garment made in matrimony between the polo and the regular t-shirt.
Dating back to when henleys were just the uniform of English town rowers (and now making a very prominent presence in daily fashion), the henley is regarded as the most popular of collarless shirts. We, at Kipper Clothiers, lean towards agreeing with this fashion theory. Why? The henley has the broadest range of versatility when it comes to wardrobe combos and scope of make -- henleys can be made in anything from cotton to thermals.
The henleys we have added to our Kipper Casuals collection are made of soft, jersey cotton. The type of material that you can lounge and get down to business in-- no matter what you’re doing, the henley is appropriate (or can be made appropriate) for nearly every situation!
Collarless and made with a three-button or four-button closure beneath a rounded neckline, smart casual outfits, like a sharp t-shirt, unconstructed blazer, and denim jeans get an extra boost of character when paired with a henley instead! That extra “lived-in” look gives not only your outfit, but also you, the untethered confidence that lets everyone know you know exactly what you’re doing even though, sometimes you might not. It’s okay, your secret is safe with us, but let’s be real here: as long as you look the part then what’s not to believe?
Our henleys come in black, white, navy, and heather grey-- the perfect, spectrum of staple colors so you can add this piece to your daily wardrobe and do whatever you want with it!
Wear it with a pair of our custom jeans and keep it simple, or pair it up with your favorite Kipper Clothiers suit and some, clean white sneakers to make it really smart and casual! Or, make it completely your own and take that henley with you to match up with your own style combinations.
Whatever it is, we trust you -- our job is give you the right options and the accessibility to wear quality that fits. So, go ahead -- take our henley and make it entirely yours!
Looking for some inspiration and more exposure? Here’s some snaps from The Kipper Casuals look book:
Want to go ahead and purchase one of our henleys for yourself? Head over to purchase one here!
Are you always on the go? Do you have a job that requires that you travel from place to place? Always have important documentation, gear, or belongings with you?
Invest in a bag that will not only let you keep all your things together, but will also let you go about your work, or vacation, in style!
1.) The Weekend Bag -- For the weekend trip, you don’t need to bring your whole closet with you! We get it. Which is why we recommend the “hold-all,” that is compact enough to be one-hundred percent fuss-proof and stylish enough to be not only a timeless investment, but a useful one at that. Use these for the gym too; these guys are also the perfect size for all your sporting needs!
2.) The Business Bag -- From portfolio’s to briefcases, the bag that will get the job done is the bag that holds all of your essentials for you in the simplest way possible! Sleek, compact, and efficiently organized, nothing will keep you more prepared than these bags.
Want us to curate some bags for you? Contact us here, through e-mail! Want to purchase the Kipper Clothiers x W.M.J. Mills Weekend Bag? Come find it here, along with a lot of other Kipper Merchandise!
At Kipper Clothiers, we want to make sure that our customers get to know us as much as we want to get to know them; this way, we can ensure not only a safe atmosphere, but one that lets everyone know we’re genuine about what we can provide and what kind of work goes into making sure the quality of our garments are the top of today’s materials with all the right insight into what makes our suits and casual wear iconic, timeless, and true to who our customers see themselves as.
We get the opportunity to know each and every one of our customers intimately, and it seems only right you get a sneak-peek at what we’re about too.
So, without further ado:
Hoisum is intensely committed to textures and modest colors that, when combined with the proper separates, can make a bold statement! She adores Kipper Clothiers’ collection of materials of the most subtle, yet significant details, and always manages to pick out the least sought after materials to bring out its most unacknowledged charms. Nostalgic for her sun-bleached childhood on the streets of Southern California, Hoisum is always enthusiastic about incorporating urban characteristics into even her most Kipper-ish outfits. From creating hand-made bead bracelets for all the members of Kipper Clothiers, to wearing sneakers with her suits and pulling off tons of “smart-casual” outfits, Hoisum loves taking Kipper Clothiers’ mature sophistication and combining it with the distinct sharpness of her day to day experiences. Often referred to as the “young blood” of the office, Hoisum also keeps all the members of Kipper updated on words of today, to make sure their work space is always “lit.”
Do any of Hoisum’s style preferences also match yours? Let us know! We can custom-create any of Hoisum’s style pleasures, and if we can’t make it we can professionally curate it, just for you.
From the working professional to “just-getting-hired,” it is important to always look sharp and be ready for anything. When you’re busy being successful and getting ahead, your wardrobe is the last thing you’re probably thinking about. So, at Kipper Clothiers we’ve come up with a solution (like we always do)!