Thursday, February 3, 2011

Good News, Everyone: My First Column Is Up at the Washingtonian

An origin story epic in scope but atomic in precision.

You will laugh.  You will cry.  You will experience that feeling you get after your date tells you that she is "busy" next weekend but then texts you later that night to say s/he had a great time.

It's my first column at the Washingtonian.  Thanks for being faithful readers here; you helped make this happen. Dapper District @ Blogspot marches on, but I will add an extra post here whenever one of my Washingtonian columns goes up.

Dapper District @ Washingtonian: "An Introduction"


  1. Hey Lee, just discovered your blog on twitter. Looks pretty good. Anyhow, my question is, where would you suggest a guy go in D.C. to get a custom made suit? I had my first custom suit made about a year ago after being talked into it by my cousin, who is originally from NYC. We actually drove up to NY one weekend to his tailor, got fitted for 2 custom suits and 2 shirts and they arrived a month or so later. I can't begin to tell you how amazingly sweet they were. My suits fit so well, I was actually shocked at the superiority over off the rack suits! And hears the best part, I'm 6'8 inches tall in my bare feet and I weight almost 200lbs! In other words, extremely hard to fit! Big and tall shops are normally too big for me, I normally wear a 40 extra tall so finding a good fitting suit can be a real challenge. Would love to hear your suggestions!

  2. Cliff - I will do some research. I'm not surprised that a guy built like you can't find a suit that fits. I have a friend who's basically a 38 short, and he has similar problems.

    I have been meaning to try out made-to-measure, but I haven't gotten around to it, so I can't make any recommendations. I usually buy an off-the-rack and have my tailor savage it.

    I know there are some made-to-measure shops operating in the area, including Tom James reps. There's a place at 19th and M called Everard's that has some absolutely exquisite suitings, but it may be pricey. I was too intimidated to ask. Brooks Brothers also does made-to-measure.


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