Custom Suits, Kipper Clothiers, and Other Things That Are Worth Investing In

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I have never been more excited about a clothing company than I am about Kipper Clothiers, a one-stop custom suit shop for the LGBT Community. The Kipper team is really providing an amazing service to the lesbian, trans, and otherwise inclined folk who don’t have a prayer in the world for any suit options that will actually fit us properly.

This is my first time that I’ll be investing in a suit for myself (or investing in myself at all, really!) and I’m excited to be doing it with such professional dapper experts. Everything about the suiting is custom, from the fabrics and style options to the 36 body measurements they take to ensure proper fit.

You can’t put a price on the feeling of wearing an outfit that was literally made for you.

Hannah Hart rocking an amazing blue suit with Erin and Kyle of Kipper Clothiers

Hannah Hart rocking an amazing blue suit with Erin and Kyle of Kipper Clothiers

Kyle and Erin at Kipper have graciously supported us by providing Camperships for two lucky campers the past year. It’s time to give back.

Kipper’s Kickstarter for a Brick-and-Mortar Store

Consider helping the Kipper crew open a brand new storefront in San Francisco with their Kickstarter campaign.

In exchange for supporting the existence of a small business dedicated to suiting us properly and an actual store location that will serve as a beautiful and safe space for everyone and anyone to enjoy, you could get yourself one of many cool things they worked so hard to provide as perks, such as:

  • a custom Kipper Clothiers tie or bow tie
  • a flask gift set
  • a limited edition leather wristband
  • a WM. J. Mills vintage-inspired day bag

And more.

WM. J. Mills vintage-inspired day bag and flask set

WM. J. Mills vintage-inspired day bag and flask set

Check it out and consider supporting Kipper Clothiers for one of their very fine perk options — there’s 12 days left!

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  1. “You can’t put a price on the feeling of wearing an outfit that was literally made for you.”

    Well, you can, and I suspect it’s a fairly high price too. Not that I object to custom-made suit stores for people with bodies shaped like mine! But nice suits bought new, whether custom-made or off the rack, do tend to cost a lot!

    • Yep! And that’s why I talk about the custom suit as an “investment”.

  2. Aaah this is excellent. I’m so glad they’re doing well, especially after I heard some woeful press about Tomboy Tailors. Four for you, Kipper Clothiers!

  3. Lex

    My god these women look stunning >.< I wish I could wear this kind of stuff, but my breasts won't let me, I'd end up looking fat and it would defeat the purpose of trying to make me look good lol. I was born to be femme :p

  4. Saint Harridan makes some pretty nice male style suits for female shaped bodies. Pretty pricey, but worth it for the fit.

  5. anyone know of places in Canada that do this? I’m going to be a groomswoman and I’m looking for a suit!

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