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DC Clothing Store Recommendations

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scnupe7, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. scnupe7

    scnupe7 Senior member

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    Can anyone DC Metro area residents list some good men's clothing stores for me?
     


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    kabert Senior member

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    Filene's Basement.

    What kind of clothes are you looking for?

    Dress? Casual? Funky? Preppy?
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Sky Valet -- Best shoe store in the area. Wisconsin and R.

    Everard's -- Two stores up. Very expensive accessories, but nice stuff.

    Field Bespoke Tailor -- One store down. Best tailor in the area.
     


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    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    I don't know if this is what you're looking for, but earlier this year I did this review of DC shopping. Â One caveat: Â I am not that familiar with the boutique clothing stores in the area.
     


  5. scnupe7

    scnupe7 Senior member

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    Actually, I was looking for some stores that offer MTM. But, I guess it wouldn't hurt to get the run down on everything.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I've heard good things about Highcliff Clothiers on 20th Street (I think) but never made it over there, myself. Supposedly they do a lot of MTM. Backbone of their business, I've heard.
     


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    kabert Senior member

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    Do you want MTM by the high-end makes, such as Kiton, Isaia, Oxxford? Hickey Freeman perhaps? If so, then Neiman-Marcus is the place to go. Saks maybe also.

    If you want a semi-custom piece, then someplace like Highcliffe or Geoffrey Lewis might suit you. I think these places (Geoffrey Lewis anyway) let you pick out the fabric you want from swatchbooks and let you pick out the features you want (# buttons, vents, buttons, etc.), they then take your measurements and send all the info to an outsourced suitmaker. A month or so later, your suit will be completed and will show up in a big box at the store for you to take home. I don't think they have separate interim fittings. You're likely to get a product that fits you very well but don't expect much handwork or "love."

    Whatever you do, you might want to consider Fields. You can go full-custom with them for about $2,300 I think. By the way, I've often felt as though I can get close to MTM fit by taking my RTW suits and coats to Fields. They re-work things beautifully -- a nip here, a tuck there -- and are great at making suggestions. Usually, I just walk in and say -- What do you think? They recommend x, y and z, and I just go along for the ride. They've never let me down. I never even bother asking what various alterations would cost before they do them as I know, in general, they are not cheap but are a good value for the super service and, yes, love.
     


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    scnupe7 Senior member

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    Kabert

    What do you know about Geoffrey Lewis? I went there today to have some trousers made.
     


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    I've never had them do anything other than alterations for me. But, they've done a ton of those -- everything from basic cuffs and waist alterations to overcoats, blazers, suits and even working buttonholes on a couple of suits. I have on many an occasion admired their many fabrics available for slacks, suits, jackets and shirts, but have never pulled the trigger. I think there are three employees -- husband and wife (Angelo and his wife) and a younger guy who seems like an apprentice of sorts and is very friendly.
     


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    AC, Your review will be very helpful as I learn my way around. Â Thanks
     


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