The Best Menswear Shops In Washington, D.C.

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Photo of Kate McMahon
2 November 2016

Need to look good for that Hill internship and afterwards while at a networking happy hour? Or, maybe you want to select a wardrobe that screams ‘I hate politics, but I still look better than you.’ There’s a wide variety of menswear in the District to fit every vibe and occasion; read on to find where to shop for your own personal aesthetic.

Rag & Bone

Classy, simple and stylish is what Rag & Bone’s clothes are all about. Their selection of clothes are primarily black and white for a stark, fashionable contrast. The preponderance of neutral colors pairs well with their denim jeans that fit just right. You’ll leave looking like you stepped out of a New York Fashion Week catalogue. Rag & Bone is a luxury boutique with well-made pieces, but that comes with a steep price tag.


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Come here to get tailored for a power job. The attentive staff at Suitsupply is composed of trained stylists that will make you look fit for the Oval Office, which is convenient since the shop is located just a few blocks away from The White House. This shop offers a wide variety of luxury designers and there is definitely a suit that will fit anything from broad shoulders to a narrow waist. This is the place to get suited up in the District.


Looking good dressed down is just as important as suiting up, fellas. At Federal, you’ll find trendy sweaters, slip-on Vans and plenty of flannel; the overall style of clothing that it offers is skater chic. The prices are high but the clothes are of impeccable quality and are primarily made in the U.S. Federal lacks the unpretentious vibes found in other stores of a similar kind. Also, it sells Birkenstocks — ugh.

Federal, 2216 14th St NW, Washington, D.C., USA, +1 202 518 3375

New @carharttwip in the shop. Open til 9 this evening. Stop thru.

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Edge meets taste at Redeem. Each piece in its selection is thoughtfully curated and displayed and usually features darker colors and asymmetrical cuts. This moody independent boutique offers both eclectic designers and tried-and-true classics with a preponderance of cool button-downs. This shop specializes in lesser-known brands and it offers both men and women’s clothing. Find something new at Redeem; pieces range from $60 – $250.


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Junction is a vintage and consignment store that lets you stick to your budget without compromising for the latest trends. Its pieces are primarily from the 60s to 80s era, and some real treasures await you if you get to digging. There’s also a limited number of items available from modern high-end designers at a discounted rate.

Onward Reserve

If you enjoy preppy clothing but don’t want to wear the same J-Crew shirt as four other guys at the party, then OnWard Reserve is for you. This boutique offers unique preppy pieces, colorful polos and plenty of pastels — add a little pop on the golf course or at frat alumni parties. Don’t forget to browse their extensive leather belt collection!

Onward Reserve, 063 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C., USA +1 202 838 9365

By Kate McMahon

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