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Over the years we've often been asked, "Who is the best tailor in DC?".  "Where can I find a tailor?".  "Who makes the best suit in the area?", or something along these lines.  It seems like a harmless question that could warrant an immediate response, but instead, it actually prompts more questions before an educated answer can be given. Choosing or recommending "the best tailor" is a subjective matter.  It is highly dependant upon the customers experience with tailored clothing in general, and bespoke tailoring specifically.  Most men couldn't tell the difference at a macro level much less anything close to a micro level.

In order to recommend the best tailor many questions must be asked and answered.  What type of suit are you looking for?  What type of relationship do you want with a tailor?  How much time do you have?  How much (or how little) money do you have?  And most importantly, how much (or little) taste do you have.  Many tailors will only work with customers who have a working knowledge of tailored clothing so that their time and product is spent and worn well.  Other tailors will work with any novice in order to educate that customer and hopefully turn them into a customer for life along the way.

Recommending one specific tailor is not as easy at 2 + 2.  However, it needn't be an algebraic equation.  In the effort to help men across the DC, MD, VA tri-state area and the many international visitors to the region, we have compiled a list of some of the most notable, knowledgable, and capable tailors to our knowledge.  In order to create a succinct and high quality list, we've chosen only those who meet certain minimum standards including but not limited to:

Years of service

(At least 10)

Services offered

(Made to measure at the least, bespoke at the highest)

Price

(The product, service, relationship warrants the cost)

Quality of materials/fabrics

(Majority natural fabrics/materials sourced domestic and abroad)

Quality of customer service

(Positive Yelp ratings, customer reviews)

Quality of product overall

(Level of expertise and garment construction/production)

Community involvement

(fundraisers, charity, philanthropy)

Community reputation

(Level of respect in community based on service/product)

Media appearances

(appearances or lack thereof in print and online media)

Personal knowledge of product

(Worn it or have seen it in person)*

*We have not worn nor seen all products from all tailors, but those we have are on the list if they meet the standards above.

Most of the tailors listed meet these loose minimums with ease and have for several years.  Those who may be lacking in one or two categories make the list because they make up for it in another.  This is by no means an exhaustive list.  It will no doubt be added to as more tailors move into the DC area or as we become aware of those already present.  It is however, the most reliable list we've found (after all we made it) of the most reputable tailors to patronize in the DMV.  If you have purchased from, spoken to, or are in any other way familiar with these businesses please let us know your thoughts in the comments or by contacting us directly.  Happy shopping!

DC

William Fox & Co

 1427 G Street NW, 

(202) 783-2530

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Eric Finn Custom Clothiers

 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 400, 

202-232-3042

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Field English Custom Tailors

  2134 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 

202-333-2222

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Michael Andrews Bepsoke

1604 17th St. NW, 2nd Fl., 

202-350-9001

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Georges de Paris

 650 14th St. NW, 

202-737-2134

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Everard’s Clothing

 1802 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 

202-298-7464

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Geoffrey Lewis

1433 H St. NW,

202-638-6088

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Baytok Bespoke Tailoring

 1804 Wisconsin Ave. NW,

202-337-4800

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Everett Hall

 5301 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC 20015 

(202) 362-0191

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VA

Sofio's Custom Tailors

 8150 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22182 

(703) 462-8880

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Davelle Clothiers

11904 Market St Reston, VA 20190 

(703) 904-0011

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Bryn Keith 

2428 26th Rd S Arlington, VA 22206 

(703) 373-4131

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Dash's of Old Town

 1114 King St Alexandria, VA 22314 

(703) 299-4015

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Highcliffe Clothiers

 16 S Madison St, Middleburg, VA 20117 

(540) 687-5633

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Sabatini of London

 appointment only, sabatinioflondon@gmail.com 

(202) 277-8227

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The Tailored Man

 1750 Tysons Blvd #130 McLean, VA 

(703) 288-4293

; 5243 Duke St Alexandria, VA 

(703) 751-8890

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MD

Christopher Schaffer Clothier

 1400 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore,  MD 21231

410-404-5131

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Victor Pascal 

 22 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21202 

(410) 539-2500

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Capital Custom Clothiers

51 Maryland Avenue, 

Annapolis, MD 21401 

(410) 268-3090

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Eduardo Depandi Napoli

5518 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

(301) 718. 1901


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