Laura and Kelly Moffat’s Kirrin Finch clothing company makes ‘menswear-inspired clothing for women, trans and non-binary people’

NEW YORK – For some, the clothes they wear help define who they are and how they want to be perceived.

As we celebrate pride monththe notion of being seen as your true self is front and center.

CBS2’s Cindy Hsu introduces us to designers with a clothing company that helps do just that.

Laura and Kelly Moffat are partners in life and in business.

“We got married in 2014,” Laura said.

“We make mindful, menswear-inspired clothing for women, trans, and non-binary people,” Kelly said.

Their Brooklyn-based company, Kirrin Finch, was founded in 2015.

“We were tired of going into the men’s section saying we really liked the styles, but they didn’t fit our bodies, so we decided to fix it,” Kelly said.

The Kirrin Finch aesthetic is a classic menswear design featuring detail, but with an added twist. The Moffats say finding outfits for their own wedding was the spark for the idea.

“We ended up having custom made suits for our wedding, partly because we couldn’t find anything,” Laura said.

“For someone like us, it was either bespoke suits or trying to make what was there in traditional women’s and men’s clothing work. And you know, men’s clothing, that would be a headache. chest, too tight on the hips,” Kelly said.

Now they say costumes and accessories for weddings and formal occasions have become a big part of their online business, adding that they hear from customers sharing their own stories.

“We see them so happy. And they feel so amazing and authentic and competent,” Laura said.

To move forward and be inspired by their community of customers, they plan to expand their range.

“We don’t want to wear ‘boyfriend jeans’, do we. For example, a lot of our clients don’t have boyfriends. You know, they might identify as gay, right? not? kinda, like, not appropriate.”

They say they always keep the ideal of authenticity at the forefront, even choosing designs that speak to the brand and customers.

“They’re usually members of the LGBTQ+ plus community. But that doesn’t mean – it doesn’t exclude people who generally appreciate, like, a more masculine aesthetic, does it?” says Laura.

“That’s how you want to present yourself, but you identify who you are. That’s how you feel comfortable, so that’s what you should be wearing,” Kelly said.

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