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washington D.C. - best places/stores to shop?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by discostar, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    lol fh staff do seem to be majority asian
     
  2. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    I don't understand these numbers within parentheses - does it indicate sarcasm?

    never understood them either.

    It does sort of suck, but I found the SA I was dealing with that day actually friendly and helpful. Short asian dude. Don't remember his name. And I actually found something there I wanted. Can't say that about basically anywhere else in D.C.
     
  3. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    It does sort of suck, but I found the SA I was dealing with that day actually friendly and helpful. Short asian dude. Don't remember his name. And I actually found something there I wanted. Can't say that about basically anywhere else in D.C.

    the really gay one? yeah hes super nice but i thought he was a women's SA. he's very helpful to my gf but ive never seen him downstairs
     
  4. NameBack

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    I think the best SA I've had at Gtown Barneys was Dante -- big dude, looks like a linebacker, has a voice to match.
     
  5. Blog Marley

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    Really? The Georgetown Barneys staff were really nice to me. Always super helpful, very attentive -- they even held an item for me for a week, after I couldn't make it for the regular 24-hour hold. I didn't even have to ask. I found the FH staff to be very nice and helpful as well, though. Are you sure y'all aren't just racist? [​IMG]
    I'm sure you're joking about the racist quip but nah, I'm black and all the times I went there someone of the same race was working in the men's section and never got any attention. Last time I went I kept being mean mugged by the SA. That said the women who work upstairs are always nice. Edit: If Dante's kind of light skinned that's probably who I'm talking about. Might've caught him on a bad day or something.
     
  6. NameBack

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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?
     
  7. Desi

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    I'm sure you're joking about the racist quip but nah, I'm black and all the times I went there someone of the same race was working in the men's section and never got any attention. Last time I went I kept being mean mugged by the SA. That said the women who work upstairs are always nice.

    man people on here getting all up and shit over some jokes. You black? who cares.
     
  8. randomkoreandude

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    hmmm tailors ... ive heard good things of Do's gtown and will fields but both are super expensive but apparently do amazing jobs (no personal experience). so if its for a labor intensive job or an expensive suit/item might be worth it to not f it up

    ive used VIP custom tailors in downtown a few times for small jobs and they get the job done well and efficiently. its a korean mom and pop joint

    for jeans ive used hamza simrick for a crotch blowout that mauro recommended and he did a great job

    as for pocket squares theres always the typical brooks brothers and jpress for basic needs. i like alexander olch and you can buy that online direct or at retailers. olch doesnt do squares but rounds fyi
     
  9. NameBack

    NameBack Senior member

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    I'm sure you're joking about the racist quip but nah, I'm black and all the times I went there someone of the same race was working in the men's section and never got any attention. Last time I went I kept being mean mugged by the SA. That said the women who work upstairs are always nice.

    Edit: If Dante's kind of light skinned that's probably who I'm talking about. Might've caught him on a bad day or something.


    Nah, dark-skinned guy.

    But yeah, I was kidding of course.
     
  10. NameBack

    NameBack Senior member

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    man people on here getting all up and shit over some jokes. You black? who cares.

    wh...what?
     
  11. ghdvfddzgzdzg

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    the really gay one? yeah hes super nice but i thought he was a women's SA. he's very helpful to my gf but ive never seen him downstairs

    Yeah, I think that's him. Dunno, I guess he was downstairs that day.
     
  12. Desi

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    It was 100% self-explanatory. Yes the "you sure ya'll ain't racist" part was a joke, why was it necessary for him to ask? What does bringing his own skin color have to do with if he is racist or not? Black people only work at Barneys when he is there, great observation.
     
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    Typical SW&D panty twisting.
     
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    Typical SW&D panty twisting.

    Desi? Yeah.
     
  15. zerostyle

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    Can anyone recommend a good drycleaner in the NoVa area? I don't trust leaving my suit with Zips.
     
  16. slack tide

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    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? [​IMG]. Nice meeting a fellow boarder who can hold their liquor...[​IMG]

    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 [​IMG]). 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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  17. beowolf

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    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.
     
  18. notwithit

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

    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?
     
  19. aphextwin07

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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? [​IMG]. Nice meeting a fellow boarder who can hold their liquor...[​IMG]


    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 [​IMG]
     
  20. shoreman1782

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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).
     

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