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Matt Dick made a name for himself dressing those typically intended to blend in: waiters, bartenders, cooks. But his selvage denim aprons, hand-dyed indigo tunics, and staff uniforms for hotspots like Blue Bottle, Bar Agricole, Jane Café, and State Bird Provisions suddenly became covetable. Now Dick is launching an independent womenswear collection of 10 dresses, shirts, pants, and coats in Japanese wool, silk, cotton, and linen ($85 to $1,285), as well as limited-edition wood-handled leather handbags (from $400), all available at Unionmade’s latest addition. Next month, he’s packing up his vintage Levi’s chain-stitch sewing machine and moving into an expanded workshop above Heath Ceramics’ new Mission factory and showroom.

2900 18th St. (at Florida St.), 415-361-5552


Established: December 2010

Founder: Matt Dick

The Goods: Traditional work wear for men and women

Find It: Mill Mercantile, 3751 24th St. (at Church St.)