The Richmond-based clothier Ledbury moves to Georgetown—with a made-to-measure program perfectly suited to the dapper DC man.
Get fit(ted)! Ledbury’s made-to-measure program, says CEO Paul Trible, is “really perfect” for guys for whom off-the-rack is a challenge—men with long arms, sloped shoulders, big chests, or small waists.
After years of flocking to Ledbury’s website and its all-too-brief Georgetown pop-ups, Washington fans of the popular Richmond-based brand finally get an official store—and a new-to-DC made-to-measure program. In April, the high-end menswear label opened its first outpost in Cady’s Alley. “DC is our second-largest market, and Georgetown has been the epicenter of that,” says CEO Paul Trible. “It’s great to finally have a [permanent] physical presence, where customers can try on clothing and see new collections.” While the ready-to-wear features more than 150 shirt styles (in addition to pants, sweaters, and blazers), Washingtonians can—for the first time ever—have a shirt custom-made (starting at $185). The four-week process begins with a 30-to 60-minute consultation in which the client tries several off-the-rack styles for fit and feel, before a specialist takes measurements for the client’s unique pattern, and guides him through a selection of more than 700 fabrics from Ledbury’s go-to Italian mill, Thomas Mason. From there, clients choose the cuffs, collars, monograms, and buttons. “It lets them play designer,” Trible says—“with someone to help [them] through the process!” 3319 Cady’s Alley, NW