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


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


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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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


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


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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