A Premier Provider of Men’s Suits and Formal Wear in San Francisco
For almost thirty years, David Yahid has sought out and provided San Francisco with the latest in European men’s fashion. Operating out of a boutique on the North end of Union Square since the late 1990s, Couture Designer Men’s Clothing is a store where everything is done with the individual in mind.
To his new customers, David explains: “I don’t cover people, I fit them.” There is a difference.
Indeed, there is a difference, which is why 90% of the suits in our store are of David’s own design & manufacture. Bringing European styles to the United states requires more than a few contacts and a shipping partner. Americans and Europeans are shaped differently and the styles that cross over have to be hand selected each season. For our custom work, a few of our Italian fabric vendors include Loro Piana, Lana Merinos Extrafino, Zenga, and Vitale Barberis Canonico. Several Australian fabrics are also available.
With a specialty in difficult and unusual body types, David lists several NBA and Major League Baseball players among his clientele. Athletes, in particular, can be difficult to fit due to the exaggerated dimensions of their frame and musculature. Long and lean professional body types can be equally tricky when the goal is to have an outfit enhance the appearance instead of hanging like rags on a scarecrow. From the coat to the suit to the shirt, everything is cut and re-stitched to achieve an optimal fit. No detail is too small. This attention to the perfect match between customer and clothing represents the very essence of the European couture experience and it is not one easily found in North America.
The secret to David’s success lies in an obsession with quality and service. Whether you are planning on a wedding, a ball, investing in a fashionable business suit, or looking for something casual to sip martinis in; David and Stephan will spend at least a full 45 minutes going over styles and measurements while getting to know you as a customer in order to best communicate your character through what you wear.
We thank you for your interest in our store, in your appearance, and in looking your very best no matter the occasion. Please feel free to book an appointment through our website or call us at (415) 509-4698.