Custom Suits Come to San Francisco with Weekly Saturday Open Houses at Duchess Clothier

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Custom suits, shirts and separates are now offered at the Duchess San Francisco showroom in the Mission, with open house events every Saturday, noon to 5pm, to showcase its made to measure clothing.

custom suits and shirts, made to measure in San Francisco by Duchess

Custom Suits in San Francisco by Duchess, open house every Saturday from noon until 5pm.

Duchess is singular in offering high quality tailored garments with our Ladies’ expertise in various historic eras, fashion trends, and the style and fit details of classic, timeless suits and separates.

After seven years of operating from its Portland, OR headquarters with occasional trips to the Bay Area, Duchess brings its offerings of dapper, vintage, modern and unique custom suits and shirts to San Francisco ( for good in its joint showroom with Elizabeth Dye Bridal.

“Duchess and San Francisco are a perfect fit,” says Duchess founder and owner, Seyta Selter. “We have been overwhelmed with interest in our unique business from our San Francisco market since we started doing this seven years ago, and we are pleased as punch to finally be able to offer a permanent location for our Bay Area clients! We hope to see anyone who is wondering about us at one of our Saturday open houses--we would love to meet you!”

Custom suits by Duchess provide exactly the right garments for each client, all made to measure. ( Duchess clients range the gamut of suit-wearers from new grooms who have never worn a suit before to professionals who wear suits every day. Masculine ladies who can’t find suits that fit love Duchess. Celebrity clients include Nick Cave, John Hodgman, Lance Bangs, Ryan Ross, Crispin Glover, Neal Stephenson, Ian Svenonius, and Emmy-winning costume designer David Zyla.

“A friend pointed me in the direction of Duchess Clothier and I am thrilled that I followed his recommendation,” says new San Francisco client Peter Youngmeister. “As [myself] a novice in the world of fine menswear, my Traveling Duchess was able to guide me through a number of choices, and as a result I now have a beautiful and timeless black suit that I am certain will serve me well for the rest of my life. I would absolutely recommend Duchess to anyone who wants an amazing suit and has excellent taste.”

This is one of many unblemished reviews of Duchess Clothier by happy and dashing clients. (

Custom tailoring is a growing national trend as people are beginning to place increased value on high quality, unique, and handcrafted goods, and Duchess leads the way with its open, knowledgeable, and reasonably priced approach.

At Duchess San Francisco’s Saturday open houses (noon to 5pm every Saturday), members of the expert Duchess sartorial team, the Ladies of Duchess, will be there to show garment samples and details, go over suit styles and fabric swatches, answer questions, and schedule appointments.

“Duchess is singular in offering high quality tailored garments with our Ladies’ expertise in various historic eras, fashion trends, and the style and fit details of classic, timeless suits and separates,” says Ms. Selter. “With its niche vintage scenes, lively arts and creative community, and huge wedding industry, San Francisco is the ideal place to open a second Duchess Showroom.”

For inquiries into our custom suits, shirts and separates, Duchess, Clothier can be found in person at our Portland, OR headquarters, our San Francisco Showroom, and online at our website at

About Duchess, Clothier:

Duchess was created in 2005 and has been making custom suits and separates for dapper gents and ladies for the past seven years from our Portland headquarters. Founded to encourage a sense of put-togetherness and pride in appearance, Duchess has provided hundreds of one-of-a-kind suits to its discerning and happy clients. Duchess can be reached by email at seyta(at)duchessclothier(dot)com or by phone at 503-281-6648.



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