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Tomboy Tailors To Provide Gender-Queer Apparel In San Francisco

01/09/2013 05:30 pm ET

Rejoice, Bay Area tomboys. The search for well-fitting menswear is over.

Tomboy Tailors, the first ever gender-queer clothing boutique, is opening in the Crocker Galleria on February 2. The store will offer a menswear collection for those who were born female.

The idea grew out of 47-year-old founder Zel Anders' frustration with the limited availability of well-fitting menswear for women. A San Francisco resident of more than 30 years, Anders hopes to provide Bay Area customers with better choices.

"I am having so much fun just watching people ponder and choose from the several hundred fabrics that they have as options," Anders told the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

In addition to an in-house line, Tomboy Tailors will sell clothing from other pangender lines along with a selection of men's shoes in a smaller size range. The store is intended for "butch/boi lesbians, trans-masculine individuals and women of any identity who have a strong sense of self-expression," according to the Tomboy Tailors website.

Tomboy Tailors will kick off its opening with a party in the store.

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