Kipper Clothiers x Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher

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!

How To Wear A Traditional Tuxedo At Your Gay Wedding

How To Wear A Traditional Tuxedo At Your Gay Wedding

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 ruleshowever, today we are going to show you how to fully embrace them for a formal, black tie wedding. 

Zero-In On A Member of Kipper Clothiers: Hoisum Nguyen

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

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.

Make an appointment with us, and see every piece of your style wardrobe prepared with the utmost care. Also, meet the other members of Kipper Clothiers: Co-Founder Erin and Co-Founder Kyle.

Tap Into Our Most Kipper-ish Curators and Their Secrets

Tap Into Our Most Kipper-ish Curators and Their Secrets

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)!

Our Most Kipper-ish Summer Round-Up!

Our Most Kipper-ish Summer Round-Up!

Impeccable, bold, and all-together confident. When the sun shines bright and the skies are blue, for some un-challenged reason, we at Kipper know that the summer season always brings the most daring out of people, and we are always eager to share with our enthusiasts what exciting styles creep out of other’s mindful arsenal.

The "Smart" Guide For Your Casuals

Many will argue there is a mastery involved, or some sort of dense formula, for understanding how to equip one’s style armory in a “professional, yet edge-y” sort of way; people always ask us at Kipper Clothiers, “how should I prepare for a summer party invite” or even “a work shin-dig that I need to look good at, but don’t want to look like I’m overdoing it.”

Summer Style Habits For Your Next Vacation, Issue #2

Summer Style Habits For Your Next Vacation, Issue #2

Your outfit is only as good as the sum of its pieces. Continuing from our last post on Style Rituals...” for the summer we want to remind you that even if you like to dress up or keep it casual, the summer is the perfect time to be bold, tactful, and free. No matter where you go, be it New York or the Bahamas, San Francisco or Dubai, we know these summer rituals are bulletproof.

Summer Style Habits For Your Next Vacation, Issue #1

Summer Style Habits For Your Next Vacation, Issue #1

There are a lot of good habits to get into for the summer, but eating well and treating one’s self well are not the only two. Dressing well does wonders for both body and mind. Good thing a lot of old fashion favorites come back to adorn us in glamor, luxury, finesse, and most importantly, relief.

It's a Pity We Weren't at Pitti!

It's a Pity We Weren't at Pitti!

Inspiration is important for all of us here at Kipper Clothiers. Inspiration is how we maintain the quality of our garments, feed our individualized styles, and come up with ways to bring the best services, materials, and mediums of expressions for every type of client.

The Pillars of Influence from The Kipper Clothiers Table, Issue #2

The Pillars of Influence from The Kipper Clothiers Table, Issue #2

We’re back at it again! Join us at The Kipper Clothiers Table to see what we’re discussing in style this week, and what pieces of fashion, style choices, or genres of fashion have helped develop our passion!

The Kipper Curator's Anthology: Essential Ties For The Collection

The Kipper Curator's Anthology: Essential Ties For The Collection

Like many people we dig accessories; from watches to jewelry, to lapel pins and ties, we run-a-muck in that business, but before it can even become our favorite we add it to our collection for our own personal fancy. We started off with the essentials, however, and we suggest our clients do the same.

Kipper Clothier's Custom Revolution: Footwear

Kipper Clothier's Custom Revolution: Footwear

You’re on the move and we at Kipper Clothiers know that our clients always aspire to go far. So, we got to thinking (when aren’t we, actually?)-- what better way to support our client’s aspirations and daily lifestyle than to provide them with the option of making a custom shoe?

"Black-Tie Optional" Weddings: Know The Rules So You Can Break Them

"Black-Tie Optional" Weddings: Know The Rules So You Can Break Them

Preparing for weddings are difficult whether you’re the groom, bride, best man, or just a witness you should look your best and also be dressed appropriately. How do you tell what’s appropriate, however, when the wedding invitation says: “black-tie optional” or “semi-formal wedding?”

The Pillars of Influence from The Kipper Clothiers Table, Issue #1

The Pillars of Influence from The Kipper Clothiers Table, Issue #1

Every week, the Kipper Clothiers team gets together to foster a culture of art and curiosity, and to ensure an available space of creative (and logistical) discussion.

The Different Types of Appointments at Kipper Clothiers

The Different Types of Appointments at Kipper Clothiers

When it comes to making sure your suit gets done on time and at your own leisure, we at Kipper Clothiers are all about organization. We want to make sure that you come in at a time that iss most convenient for you so you all you need to concentrate on is designing your suit over a glass of complimentary whiskey or coffee (and don’t worry, we have good taste in beverages).

Shoe Essentials and Kipper Favorites

Shoe Essentials and Kipper Favorites

So you have your suit planned out from the shirt to the pocket squares, but you’re still stuck on what type of shoes to wear with your suit -- don’t worry, we’ve got you covered (we pretty much have everything covered, so don’t hesitate to ask us)!

The Etiquette of Matching

The Etiquette of Matching

What are some questions you ask yourself when you first put your suit on? “What matches my suit? What matches my tie? Is this all too ‘clash-y?’ This is my favorite color, but what goes well with a color like this?” Don’t worry, those questions are normal and happen very often, even to the best of us. 

Suits x Sneakers: When is it Appropriate?

Suits x Sneakers: When is it Appropriate?

The Kipper team likes to get into wild discussions about all the same feelings and questions everyone has when wearing sneakers with a suit: “When is the right and wrong time to wear them? Do they actually look good with a suit?"

The Kipper Clothiers Cloth Series: Cotton Suiting

For the spring and summer, Kipper Clothiers suggests you gather some knowledge about cotton suiting, and why they are your best choice to keep cool on sunny days while still looking refined and in control. 

The Kipper Cloth Series: Wool Suiting

Italian wool, worsted wool, tweed wool … There’s only so many different types of wool, but there are many different types of way the wool is constructed. Typically, suits are often made of some type of wool. Sometimes, suits are made of cotton or linen for really specific types of weather, but mostly suits are given their more charming characteristics based on the form of wool used to construct it. So, you must be wondering then… what’s the difference between worsted wool and Italian wool? Which wool is best to wear for which occasion? An even more important question is why is wool such an important material in suiting, anyway?

Wool is special in that it can be made in several different ways to give the suit different characteristics all within a reasonable price range, but sometimes certain wool options have different types of perks. Suits can be constructed with soft, fine wool, but the suit’s durability would decrease to compensate for the luxury of the material. The opposite happens too in which suits can be made with thicker wool which keeps it shape, allows for more color ways, and ultimately lasts longer.

Here’s a short-hand list of some common wool types that are great for your suit and wallet: 

                                                                        J. Crew

                                                                      J. Crew

Worsted Wool - The best balance of price, durability, and feel. Worsted wool is soft, can withstand wear, and is a lightweight material that is great year round. It is made with fine threads of wool that is woven in such a way that the fibers lie parallel, giving you the best combination of softness and luxury without being too expensive. 

                                                               Noose & Monkey            

                                                             Noose & Monkey           

Wool Flannel - Is both climate-strong and comfortable. Wool flannel is loosely spun; it remains both soft and warm, and is perfect for fall and lighter winters. Suits made in wool flannel will be mildly heavier than its worsted wool cousin and is typically a little more expensive, but when looking for a suit to keep you warm wool flannel is your best bet. 

 

                                                                  Ralph Lauren

                                                                Ralph Lauren

Wool Tweed - The heaviest of wools! The Irish and Scottish love their tweed because it keeps them warm even when they’re participating in outdoor activities like hunting or shooting. Suits made of tweed are moisture-resistant and durable, so it’ll even protect you from snowy weather. Tweed is woven in a twill pattern (herringbone, houndstooth, etc.) which not only gives it texture, but also allows for plenty of color. 

 

                                                                     J. Crew

                                                                   J. Crew

Wool Cashmere - The most luxurious of wools (so they say). Cashmere is obtained from goats instead of sheep, unlike other wools, and is the finest and softest of wool materials without sacrificing too much durability. Cashmere drapes elegantly and doesn’t easily crease, but it does tend to be the most expensive of wools. 

Kipper proposes that proper maintenance of your suits, no matter what material they are, will give them longer life spans. So, as long as you practice proper suit care you can definitely treat yourself with more luxurious materials. Come into Kipper Clothiers and see which wool is best for you!