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A Heritage of Expertise

I come from a longstanding tradition of high-quality, family-run men's and women's wear in Texas and Bay Area. Extensive travel to Europe - Italy, in particular - has afforded me the opportunity to meet the people behind the products and enhance my appreciation for the knowledge of the best design and fabricated apparel.

My early passions for clothes, color, design as well as degrees in photography and painting translate into an eye for fit, custom tailoring as well as choosing the right selections for the store and clients.

At an early age, I spent my summers and holidays working at Malouf's in Lubbock, Texas. By the time I was 18, I started buying for the store which honed my skills at appraising fabrics and understanding fit. In 1982, I joined the family business as a partner.

In 1991, we purchased Robert W. Gates, a clothier founded in 1923 in Burlingame, California. I moved to the Golden State to launch the new store and gave the new project my all. I nurtured and elevated the store until it received one of the industry's top awards as one of the top 35 specialty stores in the country, from Esquire magazine. The store stood as a beloved Burlingame institution from 1991-Feb 2010. In 2010 I opened my own store to continue an 87-year history of bringing quality clothing to Burlingame. I enjoy serving my long time clients, many who are friends, the local community, while continuing to support our local charities.

Discover Authentic Luxury

Whether your style is Savile Row or SoHo, we will help you discover your authentic look. As experts in cut and fit, and the use of classic tailoring, we ensure every client looks his best. Our associates possess a rare depth of product knowledge and extensive industry experience. We fit every garment we sell and we offer custom construction for those seeking a truly unique product.

Explore Our Selection

We offer a refined selection of the most distinguished European and American Designers. Our collections include the finest handmade suits, jackets, shirts and shoes; deconstructed jackets; Japanese denim as well as contemporary and classic sportswear. Cool and hip? We're right on trend. Classic and traditional? You'll feel at home. Explore authentic luxury from the exquisite to the affordable.

Achieve True Style

It's simple. At SAM MALOUF, we understand fashion, we understand product and fit. Men look to us to help define their authentic look. Our passion is to make it fun and easy for you to achieve confidence in your style. If you want to learn more, we're here to teach you. If you want to git in and out, we'll help you with selections and fit you with efficiency.

Care For Our Community

Now in this new retail era with the addition of its womenswear collection, Gloria and Sam Malouf enjoy serving their numerous long-time customers, many who are personal friends, and the local community, while also continuing to support the area’s local charities. Our deep believe in contributing to the community means we support our children's schools and organizations such as Penninsula Family Service.