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.

For Alternatives to J. Crew, Try These 14 Startups on for Size

If you've become disillusioned with J. Crew, try these up-and-coming clothing brands for men and women on for size. These are terrific stores like J. Crew. Reviewing J. Crew's recent struggles In the summer of 2018, Khadeeja Safdar of the Wall Street Journal profiled...

This DC Menswear Business is Having a Blowout Warehouse Sale

Washington, DC-based Hugh and Crye is having a warehouse sale. Hugh and Crye is one of my top picks for the best dress shirts for men, thanks to an innovative fit system that gets off-the-rack closer to a custom fit. The DC-based menswear startup often get returns or...

The Endorsement: Ledbury is one of the best menswear options around

This review of Richmond-based Ledbury, which has been perfecting a modern mash-up of classic southern style and British-inspired tailoring since 2009, is a long time coming. Since founding Modern Fellows in 2012, I've had a chance to get to know dozens of innovative...

Update: Tenleytown and Ivy City Targets are Open. Take a Look Inside.

Target officially opened its latest small format stores in the Tenleytown and Ivy City neighborhoods in the District of Columbia on November 6, several days earlier than expected. Read on to take a look inside the new Tenley Target. Originally, the Tenley and Ivy City...

A Review and Appreciation: The Herschel Supply Co. Slim Messenger Bag

I've been carrying around a truly spectacular slim messenger bag from the Herschel Supply Co for years, but haven't reviewed it until now. It's funny the things you fixate on versus others that you take for granted. I spend as much time writing about menswear startups...

Robert Ordway has some opinions on menswear and DC style

Indiana native Robert Ordway leads a dual life. He has a demanding day job in the U.S. Capitol, and spends his off hours immersed in the DC style community. He brings a wealth of experience and personality with him and joins other DMV-based entrepreneurs and...

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