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Goodbye Throwaway Fashion, Hello Affordable Made-To-Order Clothing

Photography by Edyta Szyszlo

SF says goodbye to throwaway fashion and hello to customized, quality clothing, at a price that won’t break the bank. Try out the made-to-order trend at these local spots:

IndiDenim by Appointment
The problem: Jeans that don’t flatter your booty. The solution: an in-store, one-on-one appointment with a stylist at indiDenim, who’ll help you create a custom fit profile to design the perfect pair. Decide cut, fabric weight, wash, fade, closure style and pocket detail. In a month, you’ll have custom jeans delivered to your doorstep.
$145–$165, 440 Brannan St., 877-251-0359, indidenim.com

Eel & Ermine
This recently opened Laurel Heights shop offers timeless creations in vintage prints and airy cottons. Choose from a dozen or so styles, but if the RTW pieces aren’t exactly what you’re looking for, they’ll customize size and fabric and modify details like buttons and pockets to your liking. There’s even same-day and next-day service.
$50–$225, 514 Presidio Ave., 415-345-0006, eelandermine.blogspot.com

Al’s Attire
A North Beach staple, Al’s three design reps will work with you to create fully customized suits, coats, hats, shoes, dresses and more. Bring in pictures, browse lookbooks or present an original concept, and in as little as three to four weeks, you’ll have a piece all your own.
Pricing available upon request, 1300 Grant Ave., 415-693-9900, alsattire.com

Harputs
Harputs’ three-person design team will customize fabric, sizing and detail on their convertible pieces. Choose from the new men’s collection, or try the best-selling swacket or three-hole dress from the Harputs OWN collection.
Pricing available upon request, 124 Geary St., 415-392-2222, harputsunion.com

Taylor Stitch Library
This Cow Hollow operation (opening Sept. 1) specializes in custom, handmade men’s shirts. Choose from more than 150 fabrics and let them craft the best style for your body type.
$150–$400, 1932 Polk St., 877-878-4824, blog.taylorstitch.com