9 Spots for Bespoke Menswear Services
by christina pellegrini
Crisp collars aplenty at Hugh & Crye.
Eric Finn Custom Clothiers
Proprietor Matthew Landsberg’s inclination to form long-lasting relationships has earned him clients such as Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner and members of the Redskins. On-site master tailors create suits, shirts, and tuxedos from luxurious English- and Italian-milled fabrics. The showroom also sells high-end cuff links and ties to complete each look. 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-232-3042
Hugh & Crye
Specializing in crisp dress shirts, Hugh & Crye artfully bridges the gap between the practical and the effortlessly stylish. The tailoring outfit boasts a new, ultraspecific sizing method that can fit nearly every body type, from slim to skinny to athletic or broad. 3212 O St. NW, 202-250-3807
La Broderie Int’le
This small, family-run embroidery house specializes in the fine art of monogramming. Logging 21 years in the business, the experts will do a top job personalizing shirts, ties, pocket squares, and more. Monograms can be made in traditional stitch styles, or derived from custom designs. 7939 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda, 301-718-8846
Baytok Bespoke Tailoring
From inside his handsome Georgetown studio, master tailor Irfan Baytok avows the importance of fine dressing for today’s successful man. Known for a sharp eye for detail, Baytok measures and advises each client, then creates by hand every piece that comes out of his bespoke tailoring shop. 1804 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-337-4800
Field English Custom Tailors
Since opening in the 1960s, this Upper Georgetown shop has created a model for success based on building strong relationships with each client. The right balance will allow for ease of comfort and movement—as if “you’re not wearing a suit at all,” according to William Field II, president and proprietor. 2134 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-333-2222
Jeweler Ann Hand specializes in a variety of custom-made accessories, including cuff links, money clips, sterling silver divot repair tools, lapel pins, and wine stoppers. A majority of the products bear political themes or symbols of Americana, but monogramming is also available. 4885 MacArthur Blvd., 202-333- 2979
Kelly Muccio, owner of Lost Boys DC, describes her separate, members-only Black Room styling studio as a “fantasy playground.” Muccio conducts an introductory meeting with each new member to determine his personal style, then she creates three outfits that pull in pieces from New York, Paris, and Milan. 1033 St. NW, 202-333-0093
Washington Engraving Co., Inc.
Washington Engraving’s finely imprinted business stationery, Bosca leather business-card holders, wallets and portfolios, desk clocks, reading glasses, and letter openers make sophisticated and thoughtful gifts for high-powered professionals. 1423 H St., NW, 202-842-8492
Geoffrey Lewis Ltd.
Forty-two years of experience taking measurements and working on custom-made clothing distinguishes the family-owned-and-operated Geoffrey Lewis Ltd. Geoffrey Lewis’s suits, blazers, tuxedos, shirts, and overcoats are made in the US, and all adjustments to the custom pieces are done in the recently remodeled store. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome. 1433 H St. NW, 202-638-6088
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