Paul Stuart coming to DC?
My guess is that Paul Stuart believes that it's too similar to Brooks Brothers to be in close proximity (Georgetown, Farragut Square, Friendship Heights). The thing is, clothing stores are like furniture stores. They do better business when there are a critical mass of them together. Right now, City Center has Allen Edmonds. Maybe it's getting more clothing stores we don't know about?
I checked it out on Sunday too. Didn't buy anything, just browsed for the first visit. I loved the wall of dress socks they have, as I'm someone who likes to wear fun socks to work on a daily basis. I also wanted to check out their suits, since I've heard great things.
One suit instantly caught my eye, but it was pricier than I was willing to spend. The saleswoman did tell me it was a seasonal fabric though, so I'll keep my eye on it and check back around the seasonal sale to see if I can catch a deal.
I now realize that since I was just browsing, I completely forgot to confirm that the suit was fully canvassed. But it was made in Canada, and at the price point it was, being made by Samuelsohn, I think it's probably a safe assumption that it is, no? If I do go back to buy it, I'll definitely confirm.