Show out this fall with a custom suit from a local men's bespoke boutique.
THE CUT: Mixes tradition with innovation to create classic American-made apparel. “We have the very unique distinction of having 40 out of the 45 U.S. presidents as customers, as well as other political and business leaders,” says global made-to-measure program director Matteo Cavaliere.
TIMELY TIP: Swing by stores from Oct. 18 to 21 for exclusive trunk shows and special offers. 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC; Tysons Corner Center, VA; 5504 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD, brooksbrothers.com
Stitched in MGM National Harbor has a private lounge for discerning gentlemen.
THE CUT: Savile Row man cave located in MGM National Harbor perfect for discovering unique designs while embracing a bespoke lifestyle.
PRO TIP: Use the private lounge. “It’s not uncommon for a CEO to run into a professional athlete or a socialite running into a famous DJ,” says Charly Mapes of Stitched. “Show us a picture, or dream out loud, and we’ll make it.” 101 MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD, stitchedlifestyle.com
Ledbury customized suit options.
THE CUT: Dapper duo Paul Trible and Paul Watson began their journey in London, but their collection of handmade Italian suits and tuxedos suit the District just fine. The Richmond, Va.-based company is a local brand with a global reputation.
TIMELY TIP: In October only, try the Formal Affair Custom Package for a fall gala custom tuxedo. 2219 Cady’s Alley NW, DC, ledbury.com
The Tailored Man
THE CUT: This family-owned and -operated business focuses on creating lasting first impressions with one-of-a-kind, custom-made suits. Founder Sunder Daswani and brother Kishore offer personalized service, distinct details and top customer service.
PRO TIP: Their selection of fabric brands at various price points provides a range of budget options. 1750 Tysons Blvd., VA, tailoredman.com
A Sid Washburn tailor.
THE CUT: Started with a simple goal, to make a connection with anyone and everyone, Sid and Ann Mashburn’s curated line of clothing blends inspired designs with the couple’s iconic energy and selections.
PRO TIP: Don’t miss Sid’s carefully composed handselected collection of tailored suits handmade in Italy. 3206 N St. NW, DC, sidmashburn.com
THE CUT: Blending personal tailoring, choice and technology means you can find that perfect suit that matches your favorite date spot.
PRO TIP: Once you get made-to-measure details from an in-store visit, you can order online, adding fun options like a Twitter handle on the inside pocket. 2001 International Drive, McLean, VA, indochino.com
Knot Standard offers styling and 3D measurements.
THE CUT: Matt Mueller and John Ballay launched Knot Standard after not being able to find the right-fitting suit and shirt. They found the answer via a combination of personalized one-on-one styling sessions, 3D measurements and a virtual studio.
PRO TIP: Book an online appointment before you do your first styling. 2304 14th St. NW, DC, knotstandard.com