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DC Tailors Spring into Fall

Stores like Alton Lane, Suit Supply and Michael Andrews Bespoke are popping up all over DC to cater to the District gentleman.

Washington, DC (August 28, 2012)Alton Lane, Suit Supply and Michael Andrews tailors and clothiers have made their new home in the District. European styling, custom fitting and large selections are now becoming a staple and we couldn’t be happier.

These bespoke, or personalized shops will deliver suits, shirts and ties to your exact body specifications and personal style.

Located at 1506 19th St NW just above Dupont Circle, Alton Lane offers a suiting philosophy based on three principles; better clothes, better value and a better experience. They uniquely offer online fittings and fabrics from Italy, the UK and Australia. They are also committed to investing up to 10% of every dollar to providing children with clothing and communities with access to clean water. Suits start at about $525.

Suitsupply, located at 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, is committed to doing business in a sustainable manner. They meet the internationally recognized standards of the International Labour Organization and are also members of the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) which promotes good working conditions in clothing factories.

This new store opening Thursday, will take up 54,000 square feet, and will offer suits with natural shoulders, hand-sewn lapels, amazing fabrics, and a great fit, starting at about $399 for their Purple Line. If you like, you can do in-house tailoring, or for a more special fit, go with their Suite Up Line which is completely customized to you, starting at $639.

Michael Andrews Bespoke, New York City’s premier custom tailor, is pleased to announce that Washington, D.C. will be home to the brand’s second location in mid-October, sitting comfy on the second and third floors of a stately brownstone on 1604 17th Street, NW in Dupont Circle.

Embracing their renowned “boys club” feel, the shop will feature plush velvet chairs, a cozy fireplace and a fully-stocked (complimentary) bar. Fittings will be done in Michael’s third-floor office, which will be outfitted in the style of a gentleman’s library. Suits start at $995.

Looks like things are shaping up well in the Men’s Department in DC, and for good reason.

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