Need tweed? Vintage recommendations for the guys.
On the hunt for vintage tweed menswear? Having trouble locating the perfect tweed jacket for the upcoming ride? Simply want to add new options to your closet? There are plenty of local specialists to help you.
Offerings below are from Brown & Williams
Brown and Williams Clothiers are the new guys on the block. If you’ve visited D.C. Flea in the past month, you had to notice the two best dressed clothiers in the market. Howard Brown has been a regular at D&Q events and has a great eye for menswear. If you are craving a pair of plus fours for the ride this year, be sure to get in touch with them.
Rock it Again Vintage has been setting up impressive racks of tweed coats at Eastern Market for years. They’ve got plenty of sizes and patterns to choose from. See something you like online? Call them about it and plan a visit to Capitol Hill this weekend. Menswear enthusiast, Clint can eyeball your coat size in an instant and have you slide into something you’ll want to sport all of the time.
Dr. K’s Vintage on U Street is a must visit for vintage Harris Tweed pieces as well as odds and ends that will have you pulling out your credit card faster can you say “Man this store is awesome!” Somkiat (above in the shawl-collared sweater) has no time to run a website because when he’s not offering you a beer in his shop and sharing his finds, he’s on the road hunting for unique pieces in the smallest country towns.
Junction Vintage is another shop on U street that brings out the tweeds this time of year. Shannan and Meg helped style the Tweed Ride fashion show at our second tweed ride (see photos below). Smile sheepishly and whisper something about the tweed ride at their register and they may offer a discount.