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The Official-ish DC Thread

hpreston

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Slowly unpacking the new gaff.

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Looking forward to getting this susu altered so its not as tight in the dad bod area.

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Happy father's day to all the dads out there too!
Good luck unpacking! Good thing you have some juice unpacked to take breaks as necessary

Happy Father’s Day to you new dad!

I hate a suit sort coat that’s too snug in the “dad bod” area….
 

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Can anyone recommend a dry cleaner in NoVa with next day service? I’d like to drop off a pair of pants tomorrow morning and have them back by EOD on Tuesday. Nothing fancy just off the rack trousers but need them back quickly.
 

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IMG_8609.jpeg Off to wedding!
 

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Can anyone recommend a dry cleaner in NoVa with next day service? I’d like to drop off a pair of pants tomorrow morning and have them back by EOD on Tuesday. Nothing fancy just off the rack trousers but need them back quickly.

For my not fancy dry cleaning, I had used Zips Cleaners. In by 9 am, Out by 5pm same day is their promise.

I found their dry cleaning "good enough". Working remotely, I don't wear pants needing dry cleaning so I don't go there nearly as often anymore.
 

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I have a delivery inbound. Bought a lil souvenir in nawlins. Probably won't drink from it though :p

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I'm heartbroken that my tailor, Christopher Kim, is retiring at the end of the year. Do any of you have recommendations of a DC tailor, preferably Metro-accessible, who you trust with difficult work? I used Will Field many years ago, but prefer someone with a shorter turnaround time.
 

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I'm heartbroken that my tailor, Christopher Kim, is retiring at the end of the year. Do any of you have recommendations of a DC tailor, preferably Metro-accessible, who you trust with difficult work? I used Will Field many years ago, but prefer someone with a shorter turnaround time.
I’ve used Tailoring by Esmeralda for my RJ tailoring since 2020 (sleeve and kissing buttons, letting out, and trouser hems and waist adjustments). Not sure if those qualify as complex. They have a mobile service for an extra charge but now have a storefront in Alexandria.

I also just stopped buying tailoring that needs adjusting since I wfh most days. $ saved.
 

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Speaking of tricky tailoring, I am looking for someone besides Will Field who can lower the collar and square the shoulders of a jacket.

Thanks
 

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anyone else seeing this Cavour solaro suit in the sponsored links here?


would this be a true smith woolens solaro, any ideas? it's a bigly attractive price for something with full canvas and trousers long enough i can actually do cuffs. my only gripe about the Canadians lol
 

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I also just stopped buying tailoring that needs adjusting since I wfh most days. $ saved.
Unfortunately, none of the dress pants I own are close to fitting. Some may be lost causes. I would like to think it is because of my meaty thighs and glutes from dedicated squatting, but it's probably pandemic weight gain.
 

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I'm heartbroken that my tailor, Christopher Kim, is retiring at the end of the year. Do any of you have recommendations of a DC tailor, preferably Metro-accessible, who you trust with difficult work? I used Will Field many years ago, but prefer someone with a shorter turnaround time.
I mention Geoffrey Lewis every time this question comes up. Used them since 2007 and they are superlative.
 

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anyone else seeing this Cavour solaro suit in the sponsored links here?


would this be a true smith woolens solaro, any ideas? it's a bigly attractive price for something with full canvas and trousers long enough i can actually do cuffs. my only gripe about the Canadians lol

230g seems light for English stuff (non Holland and Sherry who seems more Italian in weights). If they are using the term Solaro I think it is supposed to be Smith's,but others in the UK and Italy does similar fabrics
 

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230g seems light for English stuff (non Holland and Sherry who seems more Italian in weights). If they are using the term Solaro I think it is supposed to be Smith's,but others in the UK and Italy does similar fabrics
thanks!

the discount also was reduced so it was less "worth it" for me.

spier's got a lovely drago S130s version on their MTO so if the bug really bites i'll likely just do that and avoid the need for further tailoring after delivery, as up here in the 'dena area the only spot nearby has borked a linen 3-roll-2 coat twice now (pressing when i specifically said not to and turning it into a steve harvey 3-button special with flattened lapels) so i'm on the hunt for a new alterations spot.
 

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