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.

Getting to Know Nice Laundry and Their Exceptionally Nice Socks

It has been a whirlwind couple of months for Ricky Choi and Phil Moldavski, the Living Social alumni behind the Washington, DC-based menswear staples startup Nice Laundry. Since launching their company on Kickstarter in August 2013, the two have nearly sold out of...

Inside Ledbury and Read Wall DC Christmas Pop-Up Stores

Several online retailers set up shop in Georgetown this holiday season, offering DC residents an opportunity to touch fabrics, try on clothes and get to know their brands offline.  Modern Fellows toured pop ups put on by Richmond-based Ledbury and Washington, DC's...

7 Made-in-America Gift Ideas for Guys

What better time than Cyber Monday to trot out a gift guide?  From head-to-toe, below are seven ideas for stylish American-made gifts for men. One nice thing about the options below, and others you might discover via directories from the likes of American Made...

Highlights from Northern Grade Richmond

Northern Grade landed at Richmond's Haxall Point September 21-22, as organizers teamed up with Need Supply Co to host a pop-up market featuring made-in-America menswear brands. The Richmond gathering is one in a series of Northern Grade productions around the country,...

Bonobos to Launch Permanent Guideshop in Bethesda

Online menswear retailer Bonobos continues to expand its brick-and-mortar presence.  On July 20, the startup will open the doors of a permanent guideshop in Bethesda, Maryland, and will also launch in Austin, Texas later this summer. Bonobos first came to Bethesda Row...

Review: VM Clothiers’ Custom Dress Shirts

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...

Inside the Indochino Traveling Tailor’s Visit to Washington DC

The gang from Indochino, including CEO Kyle Vucko and President Heikal Gani, has arrived in Washington.  From March 2nd through the 10th, the company's tailors and stylists will show customers around their product line of suits, shirts and accessories and take...

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