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post #256 of 305
Weekend report..

Nice meeting you on Friday, Aphex. Twin Shadow was a good show. Hold on to that pic of you and Twin S. -- could be cool one day! He seemed like a surprisingly cool & down to earth guy. Had a good time and will let you know next time I'm headed into the area. P.S. No BS -- top 10 life hangover on Saturday morning. Maybe the double Jameson shots? . Nice meeting a fellow boarder who can hold their liquor...

Georgetown on Saturday. Barney's looked to have gotten a good deal of spring stuff in. A lot of Margiela. Some Thom Browne. Full line of Gant. A lot of LVC. Probably about 8 Engineered Garments pieces. Relwen. Nice collective. Jeans section sucked. Nudies, APC (they "don't stock below a 28" in APC ). I wanted a pair of washed jeans, but no luck - no good sizing or options. Tried on a pair of N&F, and really liked them, but the last thing I need in my life is another pair of raw denim/skinny jeans, so passed. No sneakers or other footwear even remotely interesting. The only thing's I considered were a pair of Margiela trousers and the S/S'11 Navy APC formal 2-button sport coat but just decided to pass on it all. Sales staff were running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Didn't make it to Lost Boys, and was mad about that because I was wearing my WvG shirt, and coulda' helped petition, but didn't feel like finding it.

Had dinner at La Chaumiere at the top of M Street (away from the school) and it was really good. Not phenomenal, but perfectly acceptable. Nice restaurant. Tad cramped, but it's G-Town. French cuisine. 3.5/5 - would return undoubtedly. Had some Soft Shell crabs (first of the season) and Ms. had the rack of lamb. Margaritas at the cheap little Mexican place next door while we waited on our reservation.

Brunch/breakfast on Sunday morning at Bourbon in the 'mo. Awesome biscuits & gravy, bloody mary, and Ms. reported the pancakes were good.

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post #257 of 305
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Originally Posted by Blog Marley View Post
I don't understand these numbers within parentheses - does it indicate sarcasm? Either way, I find any of that Lost Boys review hard to believe, I haven't been in a while but when I was the selection was small and they had a bunch of last season items at full retail. That said Kelly was pretty nice the last time I was there.

And the Georgetown Barney's sucks dick. Also the rudest SA's I've ever come across.

I agree, I have visited Lost Boys quite a bit and while Kelly is nice, the selection is not. She always boast about her hand chosen selections, but many really are last season items, bland and over priced. I don't expect her to be around too long.
post #258 of 305
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Originally Posted by slack tide View Post
Brunch/breakfast on Sunday morning at Bourbon in the 'mo. Awesome biscuits & gravy, bloody mary, and Ms. reported the pancakes were good. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Pretty sure I sat at that exact table last time I had brunch at Bourbon. edit: I had the build-your-own scrambled eggs. It was good, but the crabmeat had some tiny bits of shell in it. Added texture, I guess?
post #259 of 305
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Nice meeting you on Friday, Aphex. Twin Shadow was a good show. Hold on to that pic of you and Twin S. -- could be cool one day! He seemed like a surprisingly cool & down to earth guy. Had a good time and will let you know next time I'm headed into the area. P.S. No BS -- top 10 life hangover on Saturday morning. Maybe the double Jameson shots? . Nice meeting a fellow boarder who can hold their liquor...


Likewise, Slack! definitely had a great time all around. All the more so memorable when you get to meet the artist at their show! And ditto on that hangover, haha... I had been drinking a bit before the show too and needless to say i was out for the count Saturday... scrapped everything i had planned for the afternoon. Your bartender friend is pretty cute too, at least from what i remember
post #260 of 305
That show was a virtual styleforum meetup--I was there, too, but to see the Pains. Went to the W afterparty and ran into Jian (ctrlaltelite) and Ben (sq4you).
post #261 of 305
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That show was a virtual styleforum meetup--I was there, too, but to see the Pains. Went to the W afterparty and ran into Jian (ctrlaltelite) and Ben (sq4you).

Damn man, had we only known. We met up on the earlier side as we were both there to see Twin Shadow primarily but that would have been cool -- next time maybe..

need to check out whats coming up at Black Cat..
post #262 of 305
I was in dc for less than a day. Didn't get to explore the place since I was with the family. Will have to visit again. Also, I had some awesome viet food in VA, Saigon Cafe. people are crazy with cupcakes in dc. This is good! bad weather around noon time.
post #263 of 305
yeah my gf LOVES sprinkles ... gtown cupcake is again way overrated
post #264 of 305
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you can always order the half/half at Bon chon. And heads up, a new Bon chon opened in Fairfax. much much better service than the one in anandale but a lot smaller. there's also supposed to be another one opening up in centreville.
It's in Chantilly and it's already opened up. also, another good Korean chicken place is Cheogajip. I think there are a few locations, but the one I'm familiar with is on Evergreen Ln in Annandale (about 2 minutes away from Shilla Bakery). The chicken is ready much quicker than BonChon and has a much thicker sauce. It's def a personal taste preference. http://www.yelp.com/biz/cheogajip-chicken-annandale
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Who's a good tailor in DC? I need a bunch of alterations on a bunch of jackets. My arms are short so almost every jacket I buy that fits me decent in the chest/shoulders is way too long in the sleeves. Plus I need some pants let out (or I need to start taking laxatives, whatever). Any recs? Oh, and I'm reiterating my question about pocket-squares. Where's a good place to pick up a few? Better to just order online?
Not sure if you commute or live in DC, but if you're willing to make the drive to NoVA, there is a really good tailor I go to in Burke: King's Park Tailoring. I had Mr. Chong hem my suit pants and then do my suit jacket. I got the sides tucked in and I wanted sleeves shortened, but since this jacket has functional sleeve buttons, it would look weird cutting it to the middle of the 4 buttons and I also wanted to keep the functional buttons...so I asked him to cut the sleeves and shorten them at the top where they meet the shoulders. This was the first job he did for me and needless to say, I was impressed! His pricing is fantastic, he did a damn fine job and I fully trust him and will go to him now, exclusively. It's also rare to see when a tailoring shop gets 5 star ratings & reviews from everyone on all the rating sites. Sorry for the advert, it's just that I went to a shitty tailoring shop in Annandale before and had a blazer and a few jeans ruined because of their incompetence. One of the things on his site that had me sold: "They can style your clothing conservatively like Hickey Freeman and Oxford, or more contemporary like Brioni and Zegna." Plus, he did tailoring for President Clinton.
post #265 of 305
I too was searching for the best place to shop in Washigton D.C. Thank you for this thread.
post #266 of 305
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Not sure if you commute or live in DC, but if you're willing to make the drive to NoVA, there is a really good tailor I go to in Burke: King's Park Tailoring.

I had Mr. Chong hem my suit pants and then do my suit jacket. I got the sides tucked in and I wanted sleeves shortened, but since this jacket has functional sleeve buttons, it would look weird cutting it to the middle of the 4 buttons and I also wanted to keep the functional buttons...so I asked him to cut the sleeves and shorten them at the top where they meet the shoulders. This was the first job he did for me and needless to say, I was impressed! His pricing is fantastic, he did a damn fine job and I fully trust him and will go to him now, exclusively. It's also rare to see when a tailoring shop gets 5 star ratings & reviews from everyone on all the rating sites. Sorry for the advert, it's just that I went to a shitty tailoring shop in Annandale before and had a blazer and a few jeans ruined because of their incompetence.

One of the things on his site that had me sold: "They can style your clothing conservatively like Hickey Freeman and Oxford, or more contemporary like Brioni and Zegna." Plus, he did tailoring for President Clinton.

Thanks for the suggestion. I've been looking for a tailor in the area - albeit it kind of out of the way but this sounds good. What's the price of a hem look like?
post #267 of 305
hey guys,

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It's always a good time!
Booze, hot chicks, cash money, food, and fashion....that's enough right?
post #268 of 305
2 questions..

1) I don't have FaceBook. Can I still attend?
2) Will you be selling clothes at this event? (I want to buy clothes).
post #269 of 305
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^ Sounds like Mauro just did.

Can anyone tell me why there are approximately zero hotel rooms available in DC on the 22nd - 24th? I have to come into town for work, and I guess I'm crashing with a friend of mine because the travel agent couldn't find anything that wasn't either a) $250+ a night (work is paying, but that's kind of unreasonable) or b) in a totally sketchy area (like, way up New York Ave. in NE).

I'm pretty sure that just a month ago I was booking $80/night rooms at the Washington Plaza maybe a week in advance.

replying to an old post, but hotel rooms in DC are about 10x more scarce during the week due to traveling business people, conferences, etc. Weekends at 4* hotels can be had for $50 a night.
post #270 of 305
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Originally Posted by shimjohn View Post
It's in Chantilly and it's already opened up.

also, another good Korean chicken place is Cheogajip. I think there are a few locations, but the one I'm familiar with is on Evergreen Ln in Annandale (about 2 minutes away from Shilla Bakery). The chicken is ready much quicker than BonChon and has a much thicker sauce. It's def a personal taste preference.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/cheogajip-chicken-annandale

Not sure if you commute or live in DC, but if you're willing to make the drive to NoVA, there is a really good tailor I go to in Burke: King's Park Tailoring.

I had Mr. Chong hem my suit pants and then do my suit jacket. I got the sides tucked in and I wanted sleeves shortened, but since this jacket has functional sleeve buttons, it would look weird cutting it to the middle of the 4 buttons and I also wanted to keep the functional buttons...so I asked him to cut the sleeves and shorten them at the top where they meet the shoulders. This was the first job he did for me and needless to say, I was impressed! His pricing is fantastic, he did a damn fine job and I fully trust him and will go to him now, exclusively. It's also rare to see when a tailoring shop gets 5 star ratings & reviews from everyone on all the rating sites. Sorry for the advert, it's just that I went to a shitty tailoring shop in Annandale before and had a blazer and a few jeans ruined because of their incompetence.

One of the things on his site that had me sold: "They can style your clothing conservatively like Hickey Freeman and Oxford, or more contemporary like Brioni and Zegna." Plus, he did tailoring for President Clinton.

Ah, thanks for the rec but unfortunately I live in DC and don't own a car, so this is probably going to be a no-go for me. Not exactly metro-accessible, lol. Sounds great though, if I had a car I would probably make the trip out there.
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