Gay Wedding Suits and Ensembles for the LGBT Crowd: Duchess Clothier Debuts Custom Suits for the Whole Rainbow

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What a person chooses to wear for their LGBT wedding and where to get it can be a source of confusion and mystery. For butch women, fey men, androgynous types, and anyone else not into wearing a dress, finding the perfect suit or outfit can be disconcerting and limiting. Duchess Clothier announces its Rainbow services, providing guidance, design, and delivery of dapper clothing in an experience specifically tailored to clients of non-traditional gender identities and style-orientation.

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Custom ivory suit and shirt for a dual-bride wedding.

Working with the lovely Ladies of Duchess is every gay man's dream. We so looked forward to seeing them for our appointments that we invited them to our wedding! When you want set your untraditional ceremony apart, they're the ones to call.

Gay and lesbian wedding suits debut as a particular focus at Duchess. While there is no physical difference in construction, price, or style choices between Duchess Rainbow custom suits for the LGBT community and other Duchess suits, the difference is in the experience and fit for gay and lesbian aesthetes. Duchess, with its Rainbow services, caters to special fine details and fit considerations of the gender-non-traditional client and openly supports and encourages gay marriage and human rights.

“We absolutely love being able to provide perfectly fitting masculine suits for a natural (or bound) female frame, wedding suits for two grooms or two brides, and anything else imaginable for those of us who have trouble with mainstream market sartorial items,” says Duchess owner Seyta Selter. “We are debuting our Rainbow services because we are so proud to be a place where everyone in the vast rainbow of gender identity can feel comfortable and safe—and come out looking wicked sharp.”

Human rights movements and equality for the LBGT community are in the spotlight this year--and gaining power, as evidenced by recent legislation and court decisions in California and Washington to support gay marriage. Whether seen as legitimate in the eyes of the government or not, millions of loving couples will continue to unite, and Duchess will be there to support them by providing custom suits in a welcoming, understanding, and professional environment.

Gay wedding clients attest to the Duchess Rainbow experience.

“To have a suit custom made to your exact(ing) style and specifications, with mother of pearl buttons? Be still my dandy heart! Suit jacket monogramming? No flash, please. Working with the lovely Ladies of Duchess is every gay man's dream," says client G.W. Winborn. “We so looked forward to seeing them for our appointments that we invited them to our wedding! When you want set your untraditional ceremony apart, they're the ones to call.”

Other clients agree that the custom suit experience at Duchess is a special one. With the new Duchess showroom in San Francisco, many more have the opportunity to indulge in the Duchess custom experience than ever before.

Custom tailoring is a growing national trend among the traditional and non-traditional as people are beginning to place increased value on high quality, unique, goods and Duchess leads the way with its open, progressive, knowledgeable, and personable approach. For every client, Duchess provides a personal experience in designing custom suits, separates, shirts, and ties. Duchess operates by appointment from its flagship Portland, Oregon showroom, as well as its new San Francisco showroom, and also travels to New York and Los Angeles to meet with clients.

“Duchess is singular in offering high quality tailored garments specifically for the LGBT audience. With our Ladies’ expertise in fit, various historic eras, fashion trends, and the classic suit, we can help everyone,” says Ms. Selter.

For inquiries into custom suits, shirts and separates, Duchess, Clothier can be found in person at their Portland, OR headquarters, their San Francisco Showroom, and online 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 their Portland headquarters. Founded to encourage a sense of put-togetherness and pride in appearance, Duchess has provided thousands 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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