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Georgetown has been heading downhill for many years now, both in terms of retail and nightlife. I was there on a Saturday night several weeks ago and I couldn't believe how light the foot traffic was. Everything worth visiting has moved north and east.
 

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Georgetown has been heading downhill for many years now, both in terms of retail and nightlife. I was there on a Saturday night several weeks ago and I couldn't believe how light the foot traffic was. Everything worth visiting has moved north and east.
Wawa’s and Amazon Books was the icing on the cake.
 

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I always thought that was an odd location for a BB. Apparently I wasn't the only one 😂
My wife loved shopping there. Their women’s section was better stocked than the store at Connecticut and M.

Georgetown is pretty boring in general I guess. Mashburn, Billy Reid, and Martin’s Tavern are all I ever visit anymore.
 

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Another one bites the dust. G'town Brooks Bros. closed for good.

The comment section in that post is interesting.
 

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My wife loved shopping there. Their women’s section was better stocked than the store at Connecticut and M.

Georgetown is pretty boring in general I guess. Mashburn, Billy Reid, and Martin’s Tavern are all I ever visit anymore.
Went through an OCBD phase and got my shirts there. Brooks is one of the few (only?) shirtmakers that can give you an slim fit OCBD. Also, like their Red Fleece line. More fashion forwardy than their 1818 stuff but made in the 3rd world.
 

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Oh geez, I just finished reading the commentary. Maybe Georgetown wasn’t as great as I remembered in the early 2000’s.
It wasn't.
 

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Went through an OCBD phase and got my shirts there. Brooks is one of the few (only?) shirtmakers that can give you an slim fit OCBD. Also, like their Red Fleece line. More fashion forwardy than their 1818 stuff but made in the 3rd world.
I've never been a fan of Brooks Brothers. I don't understand the appeal.
 

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I've never been a fan of Brooks Brothers. I don't understand the appeal.
It worked well for me as an Army guy who had to suddenly start wearing suits. BB had a big selection with different fits. Salesman started me in Madison but I immediately gravitated to Fitzgerald fit. Then noticed that their Italian suits were better than the US stuff. Discovered Styleforum, moved on to the better stuff!

Their stuff has gone downhill over the years. Have to sort through for gems and it’s just not worth the effort for me anymore. I do still have one BBGF MTM staple gray suit that I wear regularly. Fits amazingly well with fantastic fabric.
 
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I've been doing the 7PM - 11AM fast. It's easy to maintain as I never really ate much breakfast anyway. Will work better now that weather is getting nicer and I'm cycling more.
I do the opposite. Eat like a king in the morning and then eat like a broke man for dinner or just skip it entirely.



The only time we went to gtown was for desert at Leopold's . I never cared for any of the restaurants there. Speaking of restaurants, I miss going to Founding Farmers at 20th and Penn. Used to go almost everyday for fish & chips
 

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I do the opposite. Eat like a king in the morning and then eat like a broke man for dinner or just skip it entirely.



The only time we went to gtown was for desert at Leopold's . I never cared for any of the restaurants there. Speaking of restaurants, I miss going to Founding Farmers at 20th and Penn. Used to go almost everyday for fish & chips
Do they offer carry out? I usually end up going to Farmers & Distillers over by Chinatown. Am thinking of driving to The Smith and picking up dinner tomorrow.
 

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