in gtown: - MAJOR, KICKBALLERS for streetwear, i'd recommend MAJOR because underdog and dukki really know their shit, plus their combined contacts from years working on the other side of the industry (lifestyle brand development for nike, among other things) has them coming up with some pretty interesting, dc-centric collaborations with companies like adidas and free gold watch. - The District Line, a locally-owned store up Wisconsin Ave. that carries only British brands, they have some nice harringtons, and carry Ted Baker, Fred Perry, Ben Sherman, et. al. and even have fitting rooms disguised behind a pair of opening bookshelves. it's worth a look at least if only for the store's set up. - Tretorn opened up a flagship store not too far away from here as well. - and there's the co-op on m st. it's all right. u st. corridor: - POP! on the corner of 14th & S St. NW carries a small men's selection, penguin, cheap monday, some stuff worth checking out if you want a quirky shirt or nice polo. - redeem and circle boutique, right next door to each other at the intersections of 14th st. and p (i think) NW, actually really worth checking out, i've seen stuff at redeem by shades of greige, yoko devereaux, and b. son, among others, and i'm sure brett's raving review of circle is enough to get you to check it out. - universal gear, another locally-owned shop that specializes in men's clothing, and caters to gay clientele, so while it's true that they have a lot of brands marketed towards gay men, they also have a decent selection of brands such as modern amusement, diesel, and g-star, among others. - off florida ave. you'll find commonwealth and stussy, this will soon be the home of "for the greater good," commonwealth's luxury menswear store, no idea what kind of brands they'll carry though. dupont circle: - there's the new g-star store at the corner of 20th and q, but it's not much to write home about. mazza gallerie/wisconsin ave. - there's another co-op up here, and some more dept. stores, i don't really make my way up here often though since it's not very accessible by bike. there really is plenty more and if i think of them after work i'll add them. of course, denim bar is a given if you haven't been. while mauro's more likely to be in arlington the bethesda store is fun to see because they've got the library style-rolling ladder attached to shelves of denim.