The 8 Men’s Stores in DC That Will Elevate Your Style

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The 8 Men’s Stores in DC That Will Elevate Your Style

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These specialty stores are a DC tastemaker's stomping ground.
These stores offer helpful staffers, well-edited inventories, and some innovative approaches to sizing.

Finding a great men’s shop in DC is not easy.

If you’ve been wondering where the power suits, well-tailored shirts, and above average accessories for men in DC are, you’re not alone. They’re hidden in plain sight, where only the adventurers will ever stumble upon their greatness.

These stores offer helpful staffers, well-edited inventories, and some innovative approaches to sizing. And, just in case that’s not enough, a few of them have nips of bourbon at the ready to make even the most recalcitrant shopper more pliable. So whether or not you are a man who loves shopping, or a woman who loves a man who hates shopping, you’ll  find your fashion home.

Alton Lane

As their website says, “experience the future of custom menswear.” The decor will make you feel like you have been transported to a walk in closet made just for you. A bespoke men’s shop, this is where you’ll want to go for that classic suit or the perfect tuxedo for a gala. Make an appointment for a fitting today or stop by for an awe-inspiring browse.

Where:1506 19th Street NW, 3rd Floor; (202) 232-2142

GANT

This company may have been around since 1949, but the clothes follow today’s trends. The Georgetown store is perfect for a classic preppy look. Outfits found here are great for a stroll in the park or a picnic. The clothes scream “weekend socialite” and are at once classic and comfortable. 

Where: 3239 M Street NW; (202) 625-1949

Shinola

A couple blocks from Logan Circle lies this open store. Windows cover the walls and make the shopping experience feel like a breeze. This store is perfect for getting “arm candy,” as the main focus is their large selection of watches. Perfect for a man who likes to keep time and look smart while doing so.

Where: 1631 14th Street NW; (202) 470-0200

 


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Federal

For the trendy guy, this store gives way to funky prints and cool, unknown brands. A meeting place for the District hipster, this a great place for you to up your style but keep your eclectic look. Most of the items are good quality but stay under the $100 dollar mark. Federal will keep you and your wallet happy.

Where: 2216 14th Street NW; (202) 518-3375

Hugh & Crye

This DC-based company is perfect for stocking up on everyday button-up shirts. The quality and prices are great and will end your search for business casual clothing. Note that their selection doesn’t include pants, as they focus on tops and pocket squares. 

Where: 300 Tingey St SE #140; (202) 250-3807

Trunk Club

For a unique shopping experience, head to Trunk Club. You’ll get a personal stylists and can sign up to regularly receive a trunk of clothing with 14 items. Trunk Club was originally just for men, but now offer a separate service for women. 

Where: 525 9th St NW #700; (202) 250-3807

Suitsupply

If you are a modern man looking for a modern suit, you’ll head to Suitsupply. This Georgetown store carries many sizes but if something doesn’t fit just right, their on-site tailor will fix it for you. If suits aren’t your thing, their collection of shoes will bring you in. 

Where: 2828 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; (202) 800-7800

Redeem

A carefully curated contemporary boutique that offers creative and unique clothing. They focus on up-and-coming brands, so they are constantly updating their inventory. The store space is beautiful and modern; and Laurie, the owner, is dedicated to creating a beautiful yet affordable collection. 

Where: 1810 14th St NW; (202) 332-7447

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Ursula Lauriston
Ursula Lauriston
Ursula Lauriston is the Editor-in-Chief of CAPITOL STANDARD Magazine-- DC's fastest growing niche brand and lifestyle publication. A dynamic speaker and syndicated columnist, she has been featured in HuffPost, Black Enterprise, The Vault, and more. Connect with Ursula on Twitter @Urdiggy.