We Were There: Tomboy Tailors’ Grand Opening In San Francisco

On Saturday, February 2nd, Tomboy Tailors had its grand store opening party in San Francisco. We hurriedly invited you over and showed up to support a queer-owned clothier full of people who care about dapper clothes fitting well all over everyone’s bodies.

I was expecting something akin to a 3D version of our 25 Days of Dapper, and boy, was I not even a little bit disappointed. Just check the photos for confirmation.

Tomboy Tailors is located at Level One of the Crocker Galleria in San Francisco, and during their opening half of the first floor was packed with people celebrating, mingling, and just generally talking with and smiling at one another. In the actual store, a corner bar and a piano shared the space with rad, thick framed mirrors and comfy couches where clients can wait before getting measured. It was all a great mix of old school tailor charm with a welcoming queer attitude.

They had on display at the opening a super crisp line of button-ups by Androgyny, which will soon be joined by Tomboy Tailors’ in-house line and accessories from other brands that fit within their concept. I’m particularly excited about their plans to carry men’s shoes in a range that includes smaller sizes, which are usually harder to find anywhere outside of the internet -which reminds me: if you are nowhere near the Bay Area, fear not, Tomboy Tailors is launching their website and online store in April!

It was altogether a phenomenal start to a new business relevant to your interests, all photographed by Rachel Walker for you to enjoy -including the puppy that someone brought near the end, confirming this had been the best opening party most of us had ever attended.

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Araguaney R. Da Silva

Araguaney R. Da Silva is a Venezuelan writer, interpreter, translator and facilitator living with their small dog and about fifty-seven houseplants in Portland, OR.

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  1. wow. I…not only don’t remember what I’m supposed to be doing right now, I’m not sure if I remember my own name.

  2. I’m taking a moment out to sigh heavily and wish that I lived in SF instead of a snowstorm. (We don’t just have one, we live in one.)

    If I click my heels a whole lot and wish a bunch, can I please end up in this store?

    • I thought of you! I was nervous you wouldn’t approve because they weren’t real bowties, and then I was like “be cool, cookie bowties are just as good.” I’m glad you approve.

      • Cookie bowties are great. Thanks for thinking of me. :) Also, there are lots of actual bowties in the pictures, so everyone wins.

  3. this looks amazing/everyone is so dapper/i’m (almost) jealous this didn’t happen in nyc/riese i really like your shirt

  4. i’m convinced i would have found my future wife there, and am currently mad i live in chicago and couldn’t attend.

  5. I don’t even know if I want to look at these photos. It’ll just make me sad. I don’t live in a high-queer-density area like this.

    Okay I’m totally going to look at it. *grumble*

  6. Anyone know of similar businesses on the east coast? I’m looking for a place to get outfitted for a wedding. Thanks!

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