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post #271 of 305
yes, people who don't have FB may attend.
I am not selling clothes however you may set up a time to come over whenever you like. Next week tuesday and weds will be a very good days. I am in NYC this thursday and friday and Ohio on Monday. thursday , friday, and saturday I am out of town.
Sunday is the egg hunt!!
post #272 of 305
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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?
When I went to pick up my suit jacket around closing time, he hemmed my pants in 20 minutes while we had a nice convo and charged me $14. Pretty good, if I may say so myself, for express service like that!

For suit jackets, I think his quotes were about $18-24 for sleeve shortening and about $28-45 for side take-in. Really good prices, especially for the quality of Mr. Chong's work. He's reserved, but very nice and will listen to whatever you request and really takes the time to measure everything.
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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.
No prob. Yea, I figured you lived in DC.

Looks like there's a good number of tailors in DC with good ratings, too. Maybe give some of these guys a call or go in and check out their shops:
http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc...shington%2C+dc
post #273 of 305
Quick PSA: A friend of mine just texted me to say that they currently have Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout at Bourbon (Adams Morgan location).
post #274 of 305
in bottles??
post #275 of 305
good this means they should be hitting my local beer store very soon
post #276 of 305
^^ doubtful. They only make so much and it's never enough to go around or so I hear.
post #277 of 305
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in bottles??

Yeah, bottles. It was released in March, I think. I would expect De Vinos to have at least a couple of bottles.
post #278 of 305
I dropped-off two suit jackets with Mr. Chong in Burke last Saturday, for pick-up a week later. He was pleasant, a man of few words, and charged me about about $188 to take in the sides of each jacket and to slim-down their sleeves. I'll let u guys know what his handwork looks like once i get them back.
post #279 of 305
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I dropped-off two suit jackets with Mr. Chong in Burke last Saturday, for pick-up a week later. He was pleasant, a man of few words, and charged me about about $188 to take in the sides of each jacket and to slim-down their sleeves. I'll let u guys know what his handwork looks like once i get them back.
post #280 of 305
Did the tasting room at Restaurant Eve last night in Alexandria with the girlfriend; really loved it. Probably the best dining experience I've had -- strictly in terms of food I've had better, but the whole experience was really great at Eve. Service, attention to detail, ambience, comfort, it was all great. I like any place that gives me a palate cleanser after the amuse and a pre-dessert before my dessert course, not to mention personalizes my menu for my anniversary and provides a little anniversary tote bag with some of their (awesome) butter and a little package of their house scone mix. Although I have to call bullshit on one thing: my fish course was allegedly "Tasmanian Sea Trout" which I'm 99% sure is not a real thing. Looked/tasted like salmon. Really, really good salmon, but still salmon.
post #281 of 305
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I dropped-off two suit jackets with Mr. Chong in Burke last Saturday, for pick-up a week later. He was pleasant, a man of few words, and charged me about about $188 to take in the sides of each jacket and to slim-down their sleeves. I'll let u guys know what his handwork looks like once i get them back.

I picked up my jackets as planned. I gotta give it up to the old man: great job! jackets don't even looked like they had been altered after being purchased: no signs of any mods. Seems like they were made to order from scratch.
Verdict: Mr. Chong is my new tailor.

Thx to those SF memebers who recommended him out here.
post #282 of 305
I'm picking up my chinos from him tomorrow, will report back.
post #283 of 305
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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.

Kings Park Tailor is where I take all of my suit/dress shirt alterations. Prices are reasonable and the quality of work has always been great (slimming shirt body and sleeves, taking in sides of suit jacket and fixing the slope of my suit shoulder)....would definitely recommend this place to anyone who lives close by and doesn't feel like making the commute to DC.
post #284 of 305
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I read yesterday that Rag & Bone will be opening a store in Georgetown.
Opening tomorrow.
post #285 of 305
AC, thanks for the bump. Didn't feel like searching this thread.

On the r&b front my initial reaction was they're about two years late and who still buys their shit? (side note the black control shirt is still probably one of my grail items and they've produced a cardigan each successive f/w that I've lusted over but never got a chance to get a hold of)

As for Mr. Chong, definitely a quiet guy didn't exchange many words. I had him fix a crotch blowout and tear on a pair of chinos and can barely tell the difference. I also got a hem done was well was a bit blown to pay the full $14 for a half inch hem but definitely worth it. Thanks to whomever posted about him in the thread.
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