Believe it or not, Washington, DC has become a destination for professional men’s clothing in recent years, from  high-profile retailers Bonobos and Dutch-based Suit Supply (and the HMX Group’s regrettably short-lived Streets of Georgetown) to custom tailors Michael Andrews Bespoke and Alton Lane.  Add to that home-grown talent from the likes of Hugh & Crye, and you have an emerging community catering to modern professional men.  This new energy builds on a rich history of style in the District, including tailors and retail professionals such as Geoffrey Lewis who have been in the business for decades and who are also well-worth getting to know better.

Inside The Tie Bar Store in Washington, DC

Look inside The Tie Bar's newest storefront featuring its signature affordable ties and socks as well as shirts, pants and other menswear accessories in Washington, DC. Sandwiched into a storefront across from the longstanding Whole Foods in Logan Circle, the Tie Bar...

For Alternatives to J. Crew, Try These 7 Startups on for Size

If you've become disillusioned with J. Crew, try these up-and-coming menswear brands on for size. Khadeeja Safdar Of the Wall Street Journal recently profiled the struggles of J. Crew, whose social media accounts were "littered with complaints from angry shoppers" who...

Look Inside Bonobos Guideshop in Shaw DC

Get a glimpse inside the most recent guideshop from menswear startup retailer Bonobos in Washington, DC's Shaw neighborhood. Menswear startup retailer Bonobos has invested heavily in the DMV, starting with a temporary pop up on Bethesda row, followed by permanent...

Look Inside Frank and Oak Menswear Showroom in Washington DC’s Shaw

Take a look inside online retailer Frank and Oak's showrooom in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC.  Located in the Shay, a gleaming, recently-build mixed-use tower at 1924 8th Street NW, the showroom continues the Canadian menswear e-commerce's foray into...

Get to Know Avenue Jack, an Easy-to-Miss DC Menswear Gem in Dupont Circle

Nestled between Luna Grill and one of four Starbucks in Dupont Circle in Washington DC, Avenue Jack can be easy to miss.  The new menswear outlet looks like it’s been in the neighborhood forever – the façade nearly blends into the Starbucks – though it only opened its...

Ledbury Opens New Retail Shop in Georgetown

Richmond-based menswear brand Ledbury -- a longtime favorite of Modern Fellows -- has launched a permanent shop in Washington, DC along Cady's Alley in Georgetown.  Ledbury made the decision after a series of pop-up shops in Georgetown over the past several holiday...

3 Steps to Finding a Good Local Tailor

You don't think much about a tailor until you need one. When that moment comes, it can be a little anxiety-inducing.  Can the dry cleaner down the street do it? Would it be better to search Yelp reviews and blog posts for a dedicated tailor? How do I know if they are...

Review: The Knot Standard Custom Suit Experience in Washington, DC

While Knot Standard has already earned a solid reputation as an online custom tailor, the company is building out a network of premium in-person showrooms around the United States. These showrooms, including one in the U Street corridor in Washington, DC, offer an...

Behind the Scenes at Trunk Club in DC

Menswear styling service Trunk Club has been quietly building out a physical presence across the United States to complement its online subscription offering. Their expansion includes a clubhouse in Washington, DC, where Modern Fellows recently caught up with their...

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