How Pakistan, the Peace Corps and USTR spawned Georgetown’s New Stealth Tailors

J-and-C-Suiting-John-and-Colby-Washington-DCWhile entrepreneurs often jump from business school or the corporate world to start a new business, others take a different path.  This is the improbable story of two development professionals trying to change the world through men’s clothing: Introducing J&C Suiting, Georgetown’s new stealth tailors of affordable custom menswear.

Review: VM Clothiers’ Custom Dress Shirts

VM-Clothiers-Dress-Shirt-GinghamUpdate: VM Clothiers has shuttered. 

Down the street from the White House, Vishal Mirpuri is building a solid reputation in the District of Colombia for affordable custom suits and shirts.  Over the past several months, Modern Fellows tried out and tested two of VM Clothiers’ custom dress shirts and, in the process, got a feel for Vishal’s approach to men’s clothing and customer service.

Inside: Charles Tyrwhitt DC at Farragut Square — updated

Charles-Tyrwhitt-DCDiscovering custom shirting and high-quality craft retail from around the country is wonderful, but everyone needs a couple of solid go-to local stores to turn to for some of the basics. For me, Charles Tyrwhitt fits the bill, which is why it was nice to see the company choose DC as its second U.S. location following New York.  Here’s a look inside and some impressions

Inside: Michael Andrews Bespoke for the Holidays

Fireplace at Michael Andrews BespokeWith Christmas rapidly approaching, Modern Fellows stopped in Michael Andrews Bespoke’s showroom off of Dupont Circle to follow up on our earlier conversation and see how they were getting along since launching their DC operations in October. We spoke with Michael and Carly about how their DC clientele compares with New York, and found the place all decked out for the holidays.

First Look Inside Suit Supply DC

August 30 marked the eagerly awaited opening of Dutch-based Suit Supply in Washington, DC.  Their DC outpost, at 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue in the Four Seasons in Georgetown, is their third in the United States following entries into New York and Chicago last year.