We need to talk about your hangers

For many of us, it’s all too easy to accumulate a large collection of flimsy hangars and trust that our finest garments will be secure in their twiggy grasp. You know the kind we’re talking about - the sort that spring to mind when you think about roasting marshmallows for s'mores. The same kind that your local dry-cleaners’ hand out for free. (And we mean no disrespect to dry cleaners.)

The truth is, for most people, the closet plays an important role in their lives. Some might argue the kitchen or even living room is where life happens, surrounded by food and family and television. But the closet, often overlooked, stores life all its own. 

Here, the clothes surround you. Your favorite clothes. The suit you wore to your best friends wedding. The shirt you wore to the interview that got you the job, and then the raise. The tie your father taught you how to master, and the one your fiancé got you last Christmas. 

These clothes hold memories and feelings we cherish and hold on to. Your closet encompasses your style and an intrinsic part of your identity. It knows your past, present, and future. These clothes, full of life and love, residing in a place so sacred, deserve nothing less than to be hung with care. 

Call us crazy, but we find beauty in looking after details like, yes, hangers.

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The clean gleam of a copper hanger will brighten your closet, making it just as fashionable as you are, and shed light on some of those favorite forgotten pieces you somehow overlook. 

Show some love to your closet, the place where you start and often end your day.

These small things in life add up.


For the next week, save 15% off our entire hanger collection, using promo code: "hangersmatter"

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The Two Best Wedding Suit Looks For Fall 2016

There are few things we love more than helping grooms look their best on their wedding day. Here we've compiled a few notes on our favorite wedding suit looks for fall 2016.

Nothing screams autumn like the warm harvest tones of a cashmere copper suit. It’s striking in many settings, guaranteed to make you stand out in anything from a classic indoor chapel service to a rural woodsy gathering.

The two piece styling in this instance makes it a very versatile look. It breathes and can allow for comfort on one of those surprisingly hot October days. The cashmere can also be buttoned tight for warmth on, for example, those surprisingly cold October days.

The point is, no matter which way your wedding day surprises you, you'll be ready.

The allure of this look goes beyond the striking color and shape. Cashmere, in and of itself, will make any man stand out from his contemporaries. It’s a luxurious fabric that always seems to have existed on a level impervious to shifting currents in the mainstream. It can be overdone, but you’ll never go astray with just the right amount.

If you’re looking for a way to make your wedding stand out, a look like this is where the timeless meets the on-trend. Stop by our suiting workshop so we can pick out the perfect match for your skin tone and take your measurements so that come wedding day, you’re not just standing next to the girl you were born to be with, you’re also wearing the suit you were born to wear.


If, on the other hand, you’re looking to go a more traditional route - while still standing out, you may consider the Steve McQueen-cool of a classic charcoal chambray suit. Paired with a simple black tie, you can’t go wrong.

This slick gray look will slide seamlessly into any palette. It doesn’t cry out for attention, it simply asserts the wearer as a person who should have had the room’s attention already.

The chambray, is of course, a slight departure from flat tradition. We love it right now because of the subtly rustic spirit it can evoke without distracting from a generally suave appearance.

As with the first look, there are details in this style that we can work with you to customize and make your own. Use the button below to book a complimentary fitting. During that time we’ll review your tastes and plan out a look that’s both completely you and yet entirely timeless.

The two shoots featured in this post were put together featuring Tailors Keep original suits and the help of the following, who you can find on Instagram:

@GeraldineMagazine, @CelesteGreeneDesigns, @StudioMondine, @JayceBasques, @KatieNashBeauty, @PlumeCalligraphy, @NicoleHStark, @KyroWhite, @EliseKruse, @LohoBride, @HoughtonNYC, @UMajor

The House Show: Joshua James

On a recent cool evening, passersby of our old shop might have noticed a crowd of some hundred folk pressed into the space, covering the floor, congregating on the balcony.

The occasion was an intimate show by Lincoln, Nebraska native, Joshua James. He's a friend of a friend of the shop, and when we heard ages ago that he was looking for a non-conventional venue in which to meet his fans on the San Francisco leg of his tour, we offered our brick and mortar.

That's what it was: not just a show, but a meeting. A cough from the back could be heard on the stage. The crowd of friends that gathered was warm and chatty, but then were spellbound, breathless, as James guided them through his emotionally captivating set.

We're sorry if you missed this special night, but if you'll subscribe to our email newsletter, we'll do our best to let you know of similar events in the future.

Til next time, keep shining.

5 Places Where A Custom Suit Will Make You Stand Out

You don’t need to be loud or gaudy to turn heads. Here’s five places you’ll stand out just by having the best fit.

ON THE STREET

Every city feels small if you walk its streets enough. You never know who you’ll bump into on the street. Next time you cross paths with someone worth knowing, why not make sure you look ready for whatever opportunities they might be ready to offer you.

AT A WEDDING

People tend to hang onto photos of their wedding for a very, very long time. Even if you aren’t in the wedding party, why not cement yourself in your friends’ family story as the person who was dressed very, very well at their wedding?

AT WORK

Sure, there’s the somewhat trite idea that if you dress better than everyone else you’ll be more likely to “get that promotion” or “close that deal”, but how about this angle: If you show up to work every day knowing you’re dressed your best, that confidence will permeate everything you do. You won’t get the promotion because you look good, you’ll get it because you’ll earn it.

AT A PARTY

Incorporating custom suiting into an outfit doesn’t always mean a full three-piece suit. You can dress it down and still look good. With a tailored look, you don’t even need to host the party to walk in feeling like Gatsby.

WHEREVER LIFE TAKES YOU

At the end of the day, we don’t dress well for the benefit of others, we do it to feel like ourselves. No matter if you’re in the middle of a crowded room or simply taking a stroll through the country, you deserve to wear an outfit that was made for you, not for a mannequin.

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The Manager: Sam Hart

By his own admission, our shop manager, Sam Hart, has always been a small guy.

For some people, this might be a challenge primarily for the ego to deal with, but it’s always affected Sam in a much more practical way: He could never find a good suit.

Sam has always been interested in the garments we drape ourselves in. His mother worked in fashion merchandising, and tells him that as far back as she could remember, even when he was just a fumbling toddler in their breezy San Diego home, he delighted in the texture of whatever fabrics he could get his hands on.

As life progressed and he moved bit by bit up the California coast, he found himself longing to dress in the finest textiles possible, but time and again, his ambitions were thwarted by the lack of sizing options available.

A department store might offer 20 styles of suit, with only 2 of them being offered in his size. Sam had to make his peace with compromising for often his second or third choice. Until, of course, he discovered custom suiting.

“With custom suiting, you don’t need to settle. You’re afforded pure freedom of expression,” he says. “You can pick just the right shade of blue.”

Sam met Tailors’ Keep founder, Ryan Devens, while working with him at another San Francisco menswear company, but their time together was brief. Ryan left shortly after they met - taking a step on his journey toward opening his own suiting shop. But Sam says he kept in touch.

“I knew I liked working with him. There’s some people whose values you just connect with. When he opened Tailors’ Keep, I pestered him until I got the job.”

Sam was raised with that best of old-fashioned values, an appreciation for a hard day’s work.

“Too many people are entitled. They think they deserve shortcuts. I’ve only ever wanted to work my way up.” 

Today, Sam takes his own appointments at the shop and revels in the privilege of helping people to dress like themselves. He strives to go above and beyond to make everyone who walks through the Tailors’ Keep doors feel comfortable.

“It’s really the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do.”